Tina Malhotra is teaching live on Unacademy Plus
CURRENT AFFAIRS: MAY 7, 2018 BY TINA MAIHOTRA
SUPREME COURT 1. LAW STRUCK DOWN The Supreme Court (SC) struck down a law providing lifetime housing to former chief ministers. The Court in its order said that Former CMs of the state are not entitled to government bungalows. 2. THE LAWw Section 4(3) of UP Ministers (salaries, allowances & miscellaneous provisions) Act, 2016 is unconstitutional. 3. 2016 SC ORDER In August 2016, the apex court had ruled that former CMs were not entitled to have any government accommodation. However, then Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh brought a bill the same month allowing former chief ministers to occupy government bungalows indefinitely
PMJVK 1. CONSTRUCTION ON WAQF PROPERTIES Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that under "Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karykram" (PMJVK), the Minority Affairs Ministry will construct schools, colleges, ITls, skill development centres, multi-purpose community centres "Sadbhav Mandap", "Hunar Hub", hospitals, business centres etc on waqf properties across the country. 2. ABOUT PMJVK 3. PMJVK will accelerate the utilisation of Waqf properties for the benefit of the society. There are around five lakhs seventy one thousands registered waqf properties across the co
BRO 1. RAISING DAY The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), a leader in infrastructure development in the border areas of the country, will celebrate its 58th Raising Day on Monday. 2. WORk The works executed have ensured the territorial integrity and the socio-economic upliftment of the most inaccessible regions of the country as well as India's neighbourhood 3. ABOUT BRO
SC RULING 1. ADULT COUPLE An adult couple has a right to live together without marriage. The top court held that live-in relationships were now even recognised by the legislature and they had found a place under the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 2. FACTS OF THE CASE 3. LAW AS TO AGE Prohibition of Child Marriage Act states that a girl cant marry before the age of 18, and a boy before 21.
DEPWD 1 AWARENESS PROGRAMME The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment organised a 'Cochlear Implant Awareness Programme' at Huda Convention Centre in Faridabad, Haryana. 2. ADIP SCHEME Under the Assistance to Disabled persons (ADIP) scheme of the DEPwD, there is a provision for Cochlear Implant surgeries of hearing impaired children up to the age of 5 years at the cost of Rs 6.00 Lakhs per unit.
MOSAIC 1. MARINE OBSERVATION SYSTEM India will establish a Marine Observation System Along the Indian Coast (Mosaic). At least six observatories three along the east coast and and an equal number along the west coast will be established 2. IMPLEMENTATION The Hyderabad-based INCOIS will be the implementing agency 3. PRV -The Ministry is firming up plans to buy its first polar research vehicle (PRV) National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR)
INDO-NEPAL 1. BILATERAL COMMITTEE The final report of a bilateral committee appointed to advise governments in Delhi and Kathmandu is likely to suggest that the 1950 India-Nepal Peace and Friendship Treaty should be revised. 2. ABOUT EPG 3. LAST MEETING The EPG was set up during the February 2016 visit of Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli, in the aftermath of the economic blockade of Nepal, to bring in measures to address concerns of both sides. It has met seven times in two years and will hold its last meeting next month in Delhi when the report is expected to be finalised.
0IC 1. PROPOSAL BY BANGLADESH Bangladesh has proposed restructuring of the charter of the Organisation of Islamic Conference to pave way for inclusion of non-Muslim countries like India as an "observer state" 2. REASONS FOR INCLUSION -Cater to Muslim population -which might exceed the population of most OIC nations.