Current Affairs: 28th July

Current Affairs: 28 July Lok Sabha passed the Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016 The bill seeks to amend the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013 In the absence of a recognized Leader of Opposition, the amendment will now allow the leader of the single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha to be a member of the selection committee. It also amends section 44 of parent Act that deals with Continue Reading

Current Affairs: 27th July

  Parliament passes Child Labour(Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill Bill seeks to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. Added a new category of persons called “adolescent” – between 14 and 18 years of age. Prohibition of employment of adolescents in hazardous occupations as specified (mines, hazardous processes and inflammable substance). Complete ban against employment of children before 14 years in any occupation, except where child helps his/her Continue Reading

Current Affairs: 26th July

  Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid. Scientists are working towards making the genetic material capable to store data for long time. DNA: is essentially a biological information-storing molecule and it carries the genetic instructions used in the growth, functioning and reproduction of all living beings. How DNA store information: The information in the DNA is stored in strings i.e. in the form four-letter DNA Continue Reading

Current Affairs: 25th July

  Red Corridor to be redrawn by Union Govt. What is Red Corridor: Areas affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE). Where: 106 districts spanning across 10 States — Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In NEWS: Union Government is going to take out 20 such districts from 106, to be out red corridor. Bioremediation: An environment-friendly mechanism that uses microorganisms to Continue Reading

Current Affairs: 23rd July

Prime Minister Prime laid the foundation stone of All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and revival of fertilizer factory plant in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. Senior IAS officer Ajay Bhushan Pandey was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurated the Petrapole Integrated Check Post (ICP) through Video Conferencing. Petrapole ICP Continue Reading

Current Affairs: 22nd July

Union Cabinet has approved the incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company (SDC) to push forward port-led economic development under ambitious Sagarmala project. SDC shall be incorporated under Company Act, 2013 with initial authorized capital of 1,000 Cr Rupees and subscribed share capital of 90 Cr Rupees. Sagarmala Project: Project to modernize India’s Ports so that port-led development can be augmented and coastlines can be developed to contribute in India’s growth. Aims Continue Reading

Current Affairs: 21st July

Rajya Sabha passes Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012 Bill seeks to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. Added a new category of persons called “adolescent” – between 14 and 18 years of age. Prohibition of employment of adolescents in hazardous occupations as specified (mines, hazardous processes and inflammable substance). Complete ban against employment of children before 14 years in any occupation, except where child Continue Reading

Current Affairs: 20th July

Supreme Court has accepted majority of recommendations of Lodha Committee on reforms in BCCI. Approved recommendations include: Civil Servants, Politicians, and other above 70 years – cannot become BCCI members. Any member can’t hold post for more than 3 years. Parliament to decide if RTI applicable to BCCI. Member of Cag to be included in BCCI’s governing council. Each state only vote and each member only one post. Replacement of Continue Reading

Current Affairs: 19th July

SpaceX successfully launched its Dragon Cargo capsule filled with supplies for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon Cargo capsule was launched using SpaceX’s workhorse Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Key Facts: SpaceX: Space Exploration Technologies Corporation – Private company engaged in space transportation. Founded by Elon Musk – also founder of Tesla Motors, Paypal. Spacecraft: Dragon Launch Vehicle: Falcon 1 & Falcon 9 – reusable Continue Reading