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Practice Question In which State is the Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary located? a) Assam b) Arunachal Pradesh c) Nagaland d) Mizoram The Post your answers below! (without googling)
Yesterday's Practice Question What is the SAUNI Project related to? a) Renewable Energy b) Irrigation c) Sanitation d) Tribal Welfare Answer (B) Saurashtra-Narmada Avataran Irrigation Yojana (Sauni Yojana) has been launched to divert one MAFt excess over flowing flood water of Narmada allocated to Saurashtra Region. The excess over flowing flood water of Narmada will be distributed to 115 reservoirs of eleven districts of Saurashtra through total 1126 km long four link pipelines benefitting 10,22,589 acre land.
NATIONAL Modi shows red light to beacons of VIP privilege The PM made the decision to carry out far-reaching amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules of 1989, A specific clause in Rule 108 of the 1989 regulations, which empowers the Centre and the States to designate some dignitaries as entitled to red lights on top of their vehicles, is being abolished ."This is a central rule and the government is removing this rule from the rule book. Its abolition would mean that neither the Centre nor the States would have any dignitary that governments can nominate for the usage of red beacons,"
PHFI loses FCRA license for lobbying The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has cancelled the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act registered in all elections after September 2018, including (FCRA) licence of the Public Health Foundation of the Lok Sabha polls of 2019 India (PHFI), the country's largest public healthThe government on Wednesday approved the procurement advocacy group The NGO has been barred from receiving foreign machines sought by the Election Commission of India funds on the ground, among others, that it used (ECI) foreign contributions to lobby parliamentarians the media and the government on tobacco controla printer attached to the electronic voting machine and issues, which "is prohibited under the FCRA The MHA has claimed that funds were diverted for this use. It also listed other alleged violations such as remittances to foreign countries from its FCRA account, and .The Olympic Council of Asia says it will introduce e-sports failure to declare all its bank accounts to the government. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Nod for 16.15 lakh VVPAT machines Voters will be able to verify if their ballot was correctly of 16.15 lakh Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) The total cost for buying these machines that function like disburse a ballot slip after the vote is cast, is Rs. 3173.47 crore 2022 Asian Games to open arena for e-sports enthusiasts to the official programme of the Asian Games at Hangzhou, China. It will also be a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia The OCA said the decision is a reflection of "the rapid development and popularity of this new form of sports participation among the youth .The Council is collaborating with Alisports, a unit of (BMGF) is a major donor of funds to the PHF, having transferred 183 crore to it between 2010 and 2015 The PHFI's FCRA licence, which enabled it to receive foreign funds, was renewed in August China's Alibaba Group, to bring e-sports to the games 2016.It was valid till 2021
Allahbad HC asks UP govt to file affidavit on mining . The Allahabad High Court on NGT orders closure of industries near Bellandur Lake . Banning the dumping of any kind of municipal solid waste around Bellandur Wednesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file an affidavit elucidating the guidelines its proposes for e-auctioning of mining leases in the State Lake, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed immediate and complete shut-down of all industries around the water body The green panel ordered the State Pollution Control Board to seal industries violating its directions. It also announced an environment compensation of 5 lakh on anyone found dumping waste in and around the lake NGT directed a committee comprising officials of BDA, KLCDA and UDD to oversee one-time cleaning of the lake in one month, including desilting. removal of all waste from the lake and surface cleaning. The bench directed all authorities to ensure that no untreated sewage enters the lake . . Passing the order, a Division . Bench made it clear that the State government's request for vacating the stay order on mining of major minerals would be considered only if the affidavit is filed on May 1, the next date of hearing in the matter The court's observations came in response to a plea made by Advocate-General Raghavendra Singh who submitted that while the State government was laying down guidelines for e-auction, in a bid to curb illegal mining, the same was a time-taking process . Photo of foam qushing out of Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru
China renames six areas in Arunachal . Within days of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, China has reinforced its claims on the State by naming six places there in standardised Chinese characters, Tibetan and Roman alphabets. On April 14, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs announced on its website that the State Council, China's Cabinet, had issued the new regulations. The state-run Global Times reported that the six places in South Tibet the name ascribed by Beijing to Arunachal Pradesh-were named Wo'gyainling, Mila Ri, Qoid ngarbo Ri, Mainquka, B mo La and Namkapub Ri. CBSE yet to take decision on hindi The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is yet to take a decision on the recommendation of a parliamentary panel that Hindi be made a compulsory subject in all CBSE-affiliated schools till Class 10 The recommendation has got in-principle approval of the President, but with a caveat: the Centre should make a policy regarding this after soliciting the views of State governments . . The matter is a crucial one as in a diverse country with 22 recognised languages, any attempt to make Hindi compulsory in non-Hindi speaking States, particularly in South India, can snowball into a political controversy. Tamil Nadu has had a history of anti-Hindi agitations
Getting Mallaya back is not easy Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi will meet his U.K. counterpart, Patsy Wilkinson, in May to try and speed up the extradition of business tycoon Vijay Mallya. But experts and officials say it will be a long-drawn affair Mr. Mallya was arrested and produced before the court as per the provisions under the Extradition Act's sub-chapter on extradition hearing. Then under Section 9, the judge will decide whether prima facie there is a case, on the basis of which extradition can be allowed. lf the court allows extradition, Mr. Wasan said, the accused can appeal against the order in the High Court under Section 26 of the Act . On dismissal of the appeal, he can approach the court of the House of Lords, as provided by the British law. lice Then, Mr. Mallya can approach the European Court of Human Rights The only successful extradition from Britain to India, of Gujarat riot accused Samirbhai Vinubhai Patel, happened because the accused did not oppose the extradition The Indian government has virtually given up its efforts to extradite Ravi Shankaran, one of the masterminds of the Naval War Room leak, almost after a decade of legal efforts. Shankaran was one of the prime accused in the 2005 case in which naval officers and intermediaries were accused of taking out classified information from the naval war room in New Delhi
Trump administration orders review of Iran deal . "President Donald J. Trump has directed a National Security Council-led interagency review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that will evaluate whether suspension of sanctions related to Iran pursuant to the JCPOA is vital to the national security interests of the United States" Under the deal, the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days on Iran's compliance under the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). It is the first such notification under U.S. President Donald Trump The historic deal between Iran and six major powers restricts Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of international oil and financial sanctions against the Islamic Republic. . . Iran denies ever having considered developing atomic weapons although nuclear experts have warned that any U.S. violation of the nuclear deal would allow Iran also to pull back from its commitments to curb nuclear development. Those commitments include: reducing the number of its centrifuges by two-thirds, capping its level of uranium enrichment well below the level needed for bomb-grade material, reducing its enriched uranium stockpile from around 10,000 kg to 300 kg for 15 years, and submitting to international inspections to verify its compliance
Conspiracy charge against Advani in Babri Case revived . The Supreme Court exercised its extraordinary constitutional powers under Article 142 to order a joint trial of the dual Babri Masjid demolition cases and revive criminal conspiracy charges against BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders, including L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Minister Uma Bharti, in connection with the demolition of the 16th century mosque on December 6, 1992 It ordered the Lucknow CBl judge to hold day-to-day trial and pronounce the . judgment in two years It forbade the transfer of the judge and also adjournments. Any grievances . should directly be addressed to the Supreme Court Its directions have to be complied with in letter and in spirit. The Rae Bareli case accuses the BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders of having given speeches which promoted enmity and threatened national integration The court has kept the trial against Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, who was Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister at the time of the Babri demolition, in abeyance .It held that Mr. Singh was protected from prosecution by the constitutional immunity his Governor's post allows him under Article 361. But the Lucknow judge will frame charges and commence criminal prosecution against Mr. Singh the moment he steps down as Governor .Under Section 216 (1) of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cr.PC), a court has wide powers to alter or add any charge in any case at any time before judgment is pronounced. If convicted, the accused persons would face punishment of three to five years