Jharkhand govt bans Pan Masala for 1 year

The Jharkhand government has banned 11 brands of Pan Masala for one year in the state. The order was passed by the Commissioner of Food Safety in the state, Nitin Kulkarni. The state had collected 41 samples of Pan Masala belonging to different brands from different districts to test and analyse during the year 2019-20.

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All samples were found to contain Magnesium Carbonate as an ingredient. The samples were collected under the provisions of the Food, Safety Standards Act, 2006. This decision is taken under section 30(2) (a) of the Food, Safety Standards Act, 2006 to ban the manufacture, storage, distribution or sale of any food article in the state for one year.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Jharkhand: Hemant Soren.
  • Governor of Jharkhand: Droupadi Murmu.
  • Ranchi is the capital of Jharkhand.
  • Jharkhand was created on 15h November 2000.

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