CURRENT AFFAIRS: JULY 20,2018 By TINA MALHOTRA
WEP 1. CONFERENCE ON WOMENEMPOWERMENT NITI Aayog's Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) and Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Office of International Programmes (OIP) University of Delhi, had jointly organised a Two-Day International conference on "Empowering Women: Fostering Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability". . 2. AIM Build an ecosystem for women across India to realizetheir entrepreneurial aspirations, scale-up innovative initiatives and chalk-out sustainable, long- term strategies fortheir businesses. - WEP opens up avenues of growth and opportunity for women entrepreneurs.
MEGHALAYAN 1. THE NEW PHASE - Scientists have created a new phase in Earth's geological history and named it Meghalayan, aftera stalagmite from a cave in the Indian state of Meghalaya 2. ABOUT MEGHALAYANAGE It is part of a longer period known as the Holocene Epoch, which reflects everything that has happened over the past 11,700 years. 3. TWO OTHERAGES International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) has officially accepted the new phase International Commission on Stratigraphy: Besides, two otherages the Middle Holocene Northgrippian Age and the Early Holocene Greenlandiain Age-8,300 years and 11,700 years ago, respectiveLY
PADHE BHARAT BADHE BHARAT 1. NEW NIT AT VE Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has announced 'Padhe Bharat-Badhe Bharat' an initiative to promote reading culture among students. The initiative has been launched under Samagra Shiksha' 2. Padhe Bharat-Badhe Bharat' - Under this initiative, government will 3. Samagra Shiksha scheme: is an overarching programme for school education extending from Primary till class 12. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE)
BILL 1. PREVENTION OF CORRUPTION The Rajya Sabha has passed the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013. The Bill seeks to amend the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. 2. FEATURES Giving bribe is a punishable offence. Definition of criminal misconduct-(.) fraudulent misappropriation of property; and (ii) illicit enrichment Prior approval for investigation alleged to have been committed by a Public Servant: . Time limit forthe trials to be conducted
Fugitive economic offenders Bill 1. PASSED The Lok Sabha has passed the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, which aims to deterfugitive economic offenders from evading the legal process by fleeing the country and remaining outside the jurisdiction of Indian courts. 2. PROVISION the rightto the government to confiscate the property of such economic offenders in India and abroad. keeps the banks and otherfinancial institutions at the Centre and seeks to help them recover the amount. makes provisions for a Court Special Court' underthe Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002
GANGA 1. GANGA VRIKSHAROPAN ABHIYAN The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) recently organised the Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan' in five main Ganga basin states Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal NODALAGENCY: The State Forest Departments of these five states acted as the Nodal Agencies for the smooth and effective execution of the campaign. 2. WHAT IS THE CAMPAIGN ABOUT Thecampaign was initiated as partof the Forest Interventions in Ganga (FIG) component of Namami Gange Programme. aimed at bringing greater awareness among people regarding the importance of afforestation for the task of Ganga Rejuvenation -
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