Nagaland Current Affairs Digest – July 2019 – Current Affairs in brief.
1 July 2019: AFSPA in Nagaland extended by six more months – declared a “disturbed area”
- Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) declares the entire state of Nagaland a “disturbed area” and AFSPA have been extended for six more months with effect from June 30, 2019 till December-end. Under the controversial AFSPA, it empowers security forces to conduct operations anywhere and arrest anyone without prior notice.
- Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 deals with ‘Power to declare areas to be disturbed areas‘.
1 July 2019: Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department directs all Food Business Operators (FBOs) to obtain FSSAI License
- Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department directs all Food Business Operators (FBOs) in the state irrespective of urban or rural to obtain/renew their FSSAI licence/registration.
- Renewal can be done from their respective food safety cell, CMO office of the districts.
- FBOs include home based bakers/sellers, catering agents of all festivals/occasions, canteens and cafeterias of all government or private offices, colleges, hospitals, boarding houses/hostels serving food, departmental food article suppliers etc.
- The directive is as per Section 31(1) of the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA), 2006, states that “No person shall commence or carry on any food business except under a licence”.
- Under the Act, any person operating food business without FSSAI licence or registration would be penalized upto Rs. 5 lakh only and imprisonment upto six months under Section 63 of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
11 July 2019: Under-15 girls football team from Nagaland representing India at Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden
- 11 July 2019: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Thursday gave a warm send-off to the Under-15 girls football team from Nagaland, which is set to participate in the Gothia Cup, the world’s largest youth tournament in Gothenburg, Sweden.
- Gothia Cup is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament. Each year, around 1700 teams from 80 nations take part and they play 4500 games on 110 fields.
13 July 2019: Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) disposes 167 cases through Lok Adalat
- Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) took up 409 cases/dispute matters and disposed 167 cases with a settlement amount of Rs. 2, 46, 73,751 through National Lok Adalat on 13 July 2019. NSLSA constituted 11 Lok Adalat sitting benches across the state within the premises of the district court buildings.
16 July 2019: Naga woman biker Onenienla Imsong complete solo tour of all districts of Nagaland
- Naga woman biker Onenienla Imsong (a.k.a Onen Nenty) complete solo tour of all districts of Nagaland in a month-long tour. Mounted on her trusted Royal Enfield Himalayan, the 27-year-old banker had set off on the daring solo journey on June 19 to spread the message of women empowerment.
- Nagaland biker Onen Nenty said that the pathetic road condition was one major challenge she faced; Nenty envisioned how the people from the rural areas could progress immensely if not for the bad roads.