Post Crossing Society showcases Channapatna toys online- The New Indian Express

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BENGALURU:  In line with the Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat speech a month ago urging entrepreneurs and start-ups to make the country a global toy hub, the Post Crossing Society of India has unveiled a set of postcards featuring the trademark toys of 12 states, including Channapatna toys from Karnataka. To commemorate the 151st World Post Card Day on October 1, they will be simultaneously released across the country virtually via ‘DebutPex 2020’, India’s first online postcard exhibition, said acting Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, S Rajendra Kumar. 

Colonel Akhil Kumar, founding member of the Society, told TNIE, “We have been regularly coming out with postcards to promote the country in different way by showcasing its birds, dances, tourist spots and so on. After hearing the PM’s talk, we decided that the toys manufactured in the country need to be promoted.”

One side of the postcard has

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Amid civil society organisations’ outcry, new FCRA Act comes into force- The New Indian Express

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NEW DELHI: Amid demands of civil society organisations to President Ram Nath Kovind to not give assent to the FCRA Bill, the centre on Tuesday issued a notification, declaring that the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act will come into force from September 29.

A senior government functionary said that the notification implies that the President has already signed the Bill.

In a gazette notification, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the law which reduces the limit of usable foreign contribution for administrative expenses from 50% to 20% and prevents transfer of foreign funding to any other person, will come into force from September 29.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 (33 of 2020), the Central Government hereby appoints the 29th day of September, 2020, as the date on which the provisions of

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