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Category: Current Affair 2018

Important Articles “The Hindu” 8/1/2019

GS 2 Leprosy is no longer a ground for divorce Lok Sabha on Monday passed a Bill seeking to remove leprosy as ground for divorce stating that this was a “discriminatory” provision for a disease that is now curable. 10% quota Bill may fail legal test A proposed law, which got Cabinet approval on Monday, […]

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Important Articles “The Hindu” – 5/1/2019

GS 2 ‘Data protection law finalised’ Mr. Prasad said the government was in the process of finalising guidelines for social media intermediaries such as Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Google and WhatsApp. Lokpal search panel set up, govt. tells SC The government informed the Supreme Court on Friday that a eight-member search committee has been constituted […]

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ISRO launches Samwad to engage student on space science activities

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) propelled another stage called ‘Samwad with Students’ on January 1, 2018 in Bengaluru, as a major aspect of its upgraded effort program. Through the activity, ISRO intends to continually draw in adolescents crosswise over India in exercises concerning space science to catch their logical personality. The new discussion mission […]

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Important Articles “The Hindu” 29-12-2018

GS 2Centre gives nod to draft Bill on Indian medicine The draft Bill will enable the constitution of a National Commission with four autonomous boards for the purpose of conducting overall education in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Sowarigpa. Bill for panel on homoeo gets nod “The draft Bill provides for the constitution of a National […]

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Important Articles “The Hindu” 28-12-2018

GS 2 Centre extends deadline to update NRC The Centre has given an extension of six months to complete the ongoing exercise for updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam by June 30. MEA upbeat over ties with China Restoring relations with China and bringing back a “balance” to ties in the neighbourhood […]

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Andhra Pradesh got its own High Court, Rajesh Subramaniam named president and CEO of FedEx..and More….

Andhra Pradesh gets new High Court Andhra Pradesh got its own High Court on December 26, 2018. It will begin working from January • Ministry of Law and Justice informed the constitution of the High Court in Amaravati. • Andhra Pradesh High Court will be the 25th High Court in the nation. • Hyderabad High […]

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Important Article “The Hindu”

GS 2 Sex workers, lawyers seek to amend language of anti-trafficking Bill The anti-trafficking Bill, set to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha, has triggered disquiet among sex workers and lawyers about the proposed law’s potential to criminalise all adult sex work in the absence of a clear distinction between the victims of sexual exploitation […]

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Important Articles “The Hindu” – 26/12/2018

GS 2 Chabahar tidings As India takes over operations in the Iranian port, the possibilities and challenges are huge On a shaky foundation Section 69 of the IT Act allows for disproportionate state action, and is antithetical to the right to privacy Govt.’s draft rules to regulate social media echo SC orders The draft rules […]

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GST Council GST Council revised GST Rates of 23 Goods and Services

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on December 22, 2018 cut GST Rates for 23 normally utilized products and ventures. The diminished rates will become effective from January 1, 2019. The GST rate on cinema tickets, costing up to Rs 100, was sliced to 12 percent from 18 percent, while tickets more than 100 […]

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Consumer Protection Bill 2018 passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha on December 20, 2018 passed the Consumer Protection Bill 2018. The bill calls for strict discipline, including correctional facility terms and robust fines for deluding promotions and food contamination. The bill will presently go to the Rajya Sabha for dialog. The bill looks to supplant the 2015 Consumer Protection Bill that was […]

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