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PRACTICE QUESTION Which Indian airport has become the second airport in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve carbon neutral status? A. Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore B. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad C. Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi D. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad ID. Rajx Gandhi Interational Airt(RGIA), Hyderabad Post your answers below! (without googling) Yesterday's answer-B, Haryana
NATIONAL NEWs AG recall of verdict backing Lodha report .AG appeared for first time in BCCI - Lodha committee spat, seeking complete recall of July 18 judgement upholding Lodha committee reforms AG represented Railways, armed forces, association of Indian universities. AG contended that these three bodies are great contributors in cricket but Lodha committee report had gone for "One state, One vote " system, thus making these three bodies as "associated members" stripping them off their voting powers A glance at major reforms proposed by Lodha committee- 1- Separate governing bodies for IPL and BCCI, 2- Legalise betting but criminalise match fixing, 3- 9 member Apex council replace 14 member BCCI Working Committee, 4- Separating governance into 2 parts: cricketing and non cricketing 5- One person, one post, former HC judge to be Ethics officer, former SC judge as ombudsman to resolve internal dispute ,6- Bring BCCI under purview of RTI act,7- One state, One vote AG questioned on barring appointment of minister as office bearer of private body BCCI asking why can't railway minister become office bearer? He asked to recall court order as Lodha committee was constituted to weed ou problem of match fixing but it crossed its mandate by becoming reformist body .
NATIONAL NEWS .Rolls Rovce hired defense brokers . British high court had found Rolls Royce guilty of engaging middleman for swinging defence contacts between 2005-2009 , violating Indian law Company also paid bribes to Income tax official to remove list of middlemen recovered during raid on its India office 2 major defence deals- Advanced Jet Trainer Hawk aircraft for Air force and Pegasus engine for Navy's sea Harrier aircraft, involved kickbacks In none of Rolls Royce accounts were payments regarding contract was marked "Advisor Remuneration", thus proving kickback in deals Taking cognizance of ailing Procurement policy, recently Defence Procurement policy was unveiled in 2016 Special features of DEFENCE PROCUREMENT POLICY 2016- 1- Capital Acquisition divided into three categories ie Buy (outright purchase of equipment,whether Indian, IDDM- Indigenously Designed Developed and Manufacture ,or global), Buy and Make and Make category (long term Indigenous defence capabilities and procurement). It empowers DAC (Defence Acquisition Council) to fast track acquisition process, earlier in hand of armed forces 2- Decreasing order of priority for Procurement from Make (IDDM) to Buy (global) DPP framed on basis of recommendations of Dhirendra Singh committee report . .
NATIONAL NEWS . Why public land for places of worship, ask SC . "Is it justified for secular govt to part with acres of public land for religious places of worship "asks CJI Khehar .It is against doctrine of Basic Structure . In SR Bommai case, SC held that "Constitution prevents the state from either identifying itself with or favoring any particular religion, sect or denomination" Legal experts divided in SC holding order Opinions are divided on agreeing of SC to stay its jallikattu judgement on Centre's order Some legal experts say it as "unprecedented and unofficial stay of the delivery of judgement" while other say it is just an act of practicality in the light of talks that an ordinance may be issued, taking into consideration of public opinion of bringing back jallikattu New ordinance could have been passed circumventing SC order on jallikattu, making it futile to ban by SC order Other legal experts say that week delay can lead to promulgation of ordinance that could defeat 2014 ban anyways. To delay or not, Centre was ready with ordinance route Former judges asserted that state and center govt were ready for compromise legislation, by not delaying it, purpose of avoiding animal cruelty could have been defeated. Moreover, govt came for delay rather than accusing SC for law and order situation. Independence of judiciary is not threatened . . . . .
NATIONAL NEWs Election Commission refuses to scrub of indelible ink Officially it has been clarified that inedible ink would be used in elections in 5 states, rather than marker pern Marker pen is more cost effective (50% cheaper) than indelible ink and were used by Kerala in civic polls and council polls in Maharashtra Indelible ink produced one of its own kind of PSU - MPVL Mysore Paints and Varnish limited) MPVL had produced prototypes of marker pens with ink vials with assistance of National Physical Laboratory and National Chemical Laboratory, National Research Development Corporation. MPVL was started by maharaja of Mysore in 1937 and is providing ink for every govt election in India since 1962. . 2016 is the hottest vear on record . A report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of US 2016: Taking a global average of the land and sea surface temperatures for the entire year, the data for 2016 was the . Temperatures spiked to new national highs in parts of India, Kuwait and Iran, while sea ice melted faster than ever in the . The Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row, raising new concerns . The global average temperature last year was 1.69 Fahrenheit(0.94 C) above the 20th century average, and 0.07 highest since record keeping began in 1880 fragile Arctic about the quickening pace of climate change (0.04 C) warmer than in 2015, the last record-setting year
NATIONAL NEWS . Indian peak: Unusual spikes in temperature were seen in Phalodi, India, which reached 124 F (51 C) on May 19 - . Asian peak: Meanwhile, Mitribah, Kuwait hit an all-time high of 129 F (54 C) on July 21, which may be the highest ' The World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, Switzerland: Atmospheric concentrations of both carbon marking India's hottest temperature ever temperature ever recorded in all of Asia dioxide and methane reached record levels . Reasons: The main reason for the rise is the burning of fossil fuels like oil and gas, which send carbon dioxide, methane and other pollutants known as greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere and warm the planet Another factor has been the Pacific Ocean warming trend of El Nino, which exacerbates the planet's already rising warmth
INTERNATIONAL NEWS India's steps up submarine induction as Chinese presence grows in region Keeping itself in line with its new Maritime doctrine that places India as "net security provider" in Indian Ocean Region (IOR) two Scorpene clad diesel-electric submarines are expected to be inducted into Indian navy this year and launch third one as officials acknowledged Chinese Maritime presence in Indian ocean region First Scorpene class submarine Kalvari is expected to finish its sea trials before monsoons. Second of Scorpene class submarine Khanderi ( named on maratha fort was launched into sea last week and would be commissioned by thus year India had contracted with six Scorpene submarines from DCNS of France to be built locally with technology transfer. Navy plans to induct all 6 by 2020 Keeping eye on sub surface Chinese movement in Indian ocean, India procured P-81 long range Maritime patrol aircraft from US . one as orlicials acknowledge . .Posing of submarine in Indian ocean is signature of Chinese intent and capability which India must readily answer
BUSINESS NEWS Centre shifts disinvestment advice to new department . Govt has transferred the role of advising the government on how to utilise the proceeds from disinvestment from the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) to the Department of Economic Affairs . The Department of Economic Affairs in the Finance Ministry will now be in charge of "financial policy in regard . It seems to be streamlining the process because the Department of Economic Affairs is in charge of budget . It would have been unusual if the role had been shifted to another Ministry altogether to the utilisation of the proceeds of disinvestment channelised into the National Investment Fund making, which includes deciding what to do with the proceeds from disinvestment Background: During his Budget speech 2016-17, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced renaming the previously known Department of Investment as DIPAM Also, the Union Cabinet had recently approved an alternative mechanism to decide the modalities to do with stake sales in public sector undertakings (PSUs), so as to speed up the process . .