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CURRENT AFFAIRS: JULY 26,2018 BY TINA MALHOTRA
SUPREME COURT 1. CH LD VICTIMS OFSEXUAL ASSAULT The Supreme Court said that a government scheme for rape survivors should include child victims of sexual assault. - 2. BENCH Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta suggested that the Compensation Scheme for Women Victims/Survivors of Sexual Assault/Other Crimes-2018, proposed by the National Legal Services Authority, include child victims. -
AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION GANG RAPE SURVIVOR The National Legal Services Authority's scheme proposes a uniform payment of five lakh to the maximum of 10 lakh to gang-rape survivors in any part of the country. RAPE/UNNATURAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Similarly, in the case of rape and unnatural sexual assault, the victim will geta minimum of 4 lakh and the maximum of 7 lakh. The scheme proposes a minimum of 7 lakh foran acid attack victim in case of disfigurement offace. The upper limit will be 78 lakh ACID ATTACKS In acid attack cases, if the injury is more than 50%, a minimum compensation of 5 lakh will be given and the maximum will be 8 lakh. .
SOLAR SCHEME FOR FARMERS 1. DELHI The Delhi Cabinet has approved a scheme under which farmers in the national Capital can lease out partof their agricultural land for setting up solar panels for additional income. 2. NAME OF THE SCHEME Underthe 'Mukhyanmantri Kissan Aaye Badhotri Solar Yojna' approved during the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, any farmercan rentout not more thanone-third of his land to a private firm to set up solar panels at a rate of Rs one lakh perannum per acre. 3.OTHERSCHEME The government is also planning to launch the Solar Rooftop Demand Aggregation Program for domestic customers.
POSHAN ABHIYAN 1. SECOND MEETING Ministry of Women and Child Development organised a second meeting of under POSHAN Abhiyan in New Delhi underthe Chairmanship of Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, NITI Aayog. was declared thatthe month of September will be celebrated as National utrition Month every year. 2. ANGANWADI CENTRES During the meeting in-principle approval of the guidelines for construction of Anganwadi centres in urban areas/slums under Anganwadi services was also given .
INVEST INDIA FRANCE 1. MOU Invest India and Business France have signed an MoU to promote investment facilitation and cooperation between startups of the two countries. - 2. AIM It said thatthe goal will be to facilitate direct foreign investment by providing practical investment information to enterprises 3. COOPERATIONIN BUSINESS Invest India and Business France will collaborate to promote business and startup ecosystem cooperation through joint activities and exchange experiences to strengthen institutional knowledge
EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY 1. AUGUSI 1 This year, August 1 is marked as Earth Overshoot Day, a day when consumption of resources such as food, water, carbon and wood is estimated to have surpassed the capacity of nature to revive in a year. 2. CALCULATE THE DAY The state of biologically productive land and sea area are compared with the population's demand for the available resources to absorb its carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels for calculating The Earth Overshoot Day. 3. CALCULATED BY According to the Global Footprint Network which calculates the Earth Overshoot Day, 1.7 earths will be required by humanity to satisfy its exploitative needs keeping in mind the current rate of consumption and waste production.
SHORTS 1. SCHEDULED CASTE The National Overseas Scholarship is a Central Sector scheme for Scheduled Caste (SC) students. There is no state wise quota of slots under this Scheme. 2. HOSTESS State-run Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) has gone a step furtherto roll out the first hotel run entirely by women for women in the State capital. Modelled on the lines of the hotels abroad, the Hostess' is intended to provide a safe haven for women travellingalone on business trips or on vacations. 3. JULY 26,1999 -On this day, 26 July 1999, India successfullytook command of the high outposts which had been lostto Pakistani intruders. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, ended on 26 July
MONT FORD REFORMS - 1. Act of 1919 This month marksthe 100th year of the publication of the 'Report on Indian Constitutional Reforms', commonly known as the Montagu- Chelmsford Report (MCR). Edwin Montagu was the Secretary of State for India. Lord Chelmsford was the Viceroy of India. 2. FEATURES OF THEACT 3. CRITICISM FACED BY THE ACT permitted internment of suspects withouttrial. Act, 1919and 1935, and, ultimately, the Constitution The act allowed certain political cases to be tried withoutjuries and The 1919 Act went on to become the basis for the Government of In dia
DEFINITION OF PETROLEUM 1. HYDROCARBONS The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has liberalised the definition of petroleum to bring more hydrocarbons such as coal bed methane and shale gas under its fold. Petroleum and Natural Gas (Amendment) Rules, 2018 have been amended in this regard. 2.S GNIF CANCE open up exploration of all hydrocarbons in existing fields which is line with the new Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP). enhancing domestic exploration and production of hydrocarbons HELP: Revenue Sharing Contract, single Licence forexploration and production of conventional as well as unconventional Hydrocarbon resources, marketing & pricing freedom, et