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CURRENT AFFAIRS By TINA MALHOTRA
SHORTS 1. MOB LYNCHING Considering the increasing incidents of mob lynching, the Union Government on July 23, 2018 constituted a High Level Committee chaired by the Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba to deliberate in the matter and make recommendations. 2 OLYMPIC MASCOTS The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee on July 22,2018 officially launched its Olympic mascots Miraitowaand Someity at a ceremony attended by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and Committee's President Yoshiro Mor 3. BEST GOVERNED According to the Public Affairs Index (PAI) 2018, Kerala stands as the best- governed state in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Gujarat. Apartfrom this, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha ranked the lowest on the index.
Shorts 4. PAKISTAN Pakistan has got its first-ever woman Chief Justice of a high court. Justice Tahira Safdarwas named as the Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. 5. NCTEAMENDMENT AMENDMENT - The lower house of the Parliament today passed a bill to amend the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) Act seeking to provide post-facto approval to thoseapproved institutions which are funded by the Centre or states, but do not have recognition under the 1993 law. 2. AIM the legislation has been brought forthe benefit of the students who have appeared for exams, but their institutes are not recognised. -
NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENT 1. AMENDMENT The Lok Sabha passed the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bi 2017,which provides for allowing a court trying an offence related to cheque bouncing to directthe drawerto pay interim compensation to the complainant. The compensation will not exceed 20 per cent of the cheque amount and will have to be paid by the drawerwithin 60 days of the trial court's orderto pay such a compensation -
NITI AAYOG LUPIN 1. STATEMENT OF INTENT A Statement of Intent (Sol) wassigned today between NITI Aayog and Lupin Foundation to collaborate in Aspirational Districts Programme. The Sol was signed by Shri Yaduvendra Mathur, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog and ShriSita Ram Gupta, Executive Director, Lupin Foundation. 2. ABOUT STATEMENT OF INTENT Lupin Foundation, with the NITI Aayog, will work in three states - Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan to facilitate the creation of an ideal template to develop economic strength, technological viability and moral leadership across three districts in these states as part of Phase l of the cooperation 3. Aspirational district program Launched bythe Hon'ble PM in January this year, the 'Transformation of Aspirational Districts' programme aims to quickly and effectively transform some of the most underdeveloped districts of the country.
INDIA BANGLADESH JOINT COMMITTEE 1. FIRST MEETING The first meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Committee on Border Haats was held on 22-23 July 2018 inAgartala, Tripura. both sides noted the positive impact of Border Haats on the livelihoods of the people living in areas adjoining the Haats. It was agreed thatthe next meeting would be held in Bangladesh on mutually agreed dates The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Border Haats between India and Bangladesh signed on 8th April 2017 provides for establishment of a Joint Committee to review the border haats operations, suggest modifications in the operational modalities and propose new locations of Border Haats.
TRIBAL ATLAS OF ODISHA 1. ODISHA Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today released the first tribal atlas of Odisha a set of maps and statistics highlighting the tribal demography of the state. 2. PREPARED AND EDITED BY The atlas has been prepared bythe SC & ST Research and Training Institute in collaboration with Academy of Tribal Language and Culture.The atlas has been edited by Prof A B Ota, director of SC & ST Research Institute, and reviewed by development commissioner R Balakrishnan. 3. ABOUT ATLAS Theatlas contains 60 plates pf maps alongwith corresponding graphs and diagrams The book also shows participation of economic activity, structure of their workforce, administrative mechanism
IPSRC 1. CENTRAL SECTOR SCHEME This Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing a Central Sector Scheme of Integrated Programme for Senior Citizens (IPSrC) under which grants are given for running and maintenance of Senior Citizens Homes/Old Age Homes, Continuous Care Homes, Mobile Medicare Units etc. to Implementing Agencies such as State Governments - 2. ACT The Government has enacted the Maintenance and Welfareof Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 which inter-alia makes maintenance of parents/senior citizens by children/relatives obligatory and justiciable through Tribunals. 3. STATE SUBJECT - As per the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India, Police' and 'Public Order' are State subjects.
NATIONAL CULTURE FUND -1. CURRENT AFFAIRS - As perthe latest data, about Rs. 904.80 Lakhs has been received as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) under NCF for development Works at Historic Monuments in last 3 yrs. 2. NCF - National Culture Fund (NCF) was setup as a Trust underthe Charitable EndowmentAct, 1890 in November 1996 by the Government, with a view to mobilize extra resources through Public Private Partnerships. 3. INCOM E TAX Thedonations/contributions to NCFare eligible for100% tax deduction underthe Income Tax Act, 1961 subjectto the limits and conditions prescribed in the said Section and relevant Rules.
SHEKATKAR COMMITTEE 1. COMMITTEE The governmentrecently reviewed the implementation of ambitious reform initiative for the Indian Army based on recommendations of a committee headed by Lt Gen (retd) DB Shekatkar. Committee was tasked with suggesting steps to enhance combat capability of the armed forces. 2. PROVISIONS Optimisation of Signals establishment Closure of Military Farms and Army Postal Establishments in peace locations. Enhancement in standardS for recruitment of clerical staff and drivers in the Army.lmproving the efficiency of the National Cadet Corps.