Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 July 2017

Jul 27, 2017 17:03 IST

Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 July 2017

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Chief Minister of Bihar

Nitish Kumar, who resigned as Chief Minister of Bihar citing circumstances prevailing in Bihar, was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the state on 27 July 2017. He took oath as Bihar Chief Minister with Bharatiya Janata Party as a partner of his Janata Dal-United.

With this, the JD(U) President Nitish Kumar has been sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the sixth time.

Union Cabinet approves new wage code bill to ensure minimum wage across all sectors

The Union Cabinet on 26 July 2017 approved the new wage code bill that will ensure a minimum wage across all sectors by integrating four labour related laws.

The new Labour Code on Wages Bill will be consolidating the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. The bill was approved by the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Codex Alimentarius Commission adopts universal standards for pepper, cumin and thyme

The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) adopted three Codex standards for black, white and green pepper, cumin and thyme, paving the way for universal agreement on identifying quality spices in various countries.

The decision was taken during the Codex Alimentarius Commission’s 40th session in Geneva during 17 to 22 July 2017.

Parliament passes Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2017 received Parliamentary approval after it was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 26 July 2017. The bill was passed by the Parliament’s lower house, Lok Sabha earlier in April 2017.

The bill seeks to amend the Collection of Statistics Bill, 2008 and empower the Centre to collect statistical data from Jammu and Kashmir.

Uttarakhand records second highest tiger count in India

The count of tigers in Uttarakhand shot up to 242 with an increase of 63 big cats in the year 2017.

The news was announced by Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

In addition, 11 cubs were also found in the two tiger reserves, the Corbett Tiger Reserve and the Rajaji Tiger Reserve, in the state.

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