13 February, 2020
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Prelims and Mains focus: about the key features of the bill; major ports of India
News: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has given its approval to the Major Ports Authority bill, 2020 which will be introduced in the ongoing budget session of the Parliament.
Earlier, the Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2016 and thereafter referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee but got lapsed after the dissolution of previous Lok Sabha.
Why was it required?
Key features/benefits of the Bill
Major Ports of India
India has 12 major ports -- Deendayal (erstwhile Kandla), Mumbai, JNPT, Marmugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Kamarajar (earlier Ennore), V O Chidambarnar, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Kolkata (including Haldia).
Source: The Hindu
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