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Current Affairs 2019

BN Srikrishna Committee recommendations

February 6, 2019

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) has released a white paper on data protection framework, prepared by a committee of experts headed by justice BN Srikrishna. It has sought public feedback on the paper by December 31, 2017. The ministry had formed the committee in July to “study various issues relating to data […]

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Sashakt

February 6, 2019

What is Project Sashakt? Project Sashakt was proposed by a panel led by PNB chairman Sunil Mehta. Bad loans of up to ₹ 50 crore will be managed at the bank level, with a deadline of 90 days. For bad loans of ₹ 50-500 crore, banks will enter an inter-creditor agreement, authorizing the lead bank […]

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Compoundable and Non-Compoundable offence in India

February 1, 2019

Compoundable or non compoundable In our society, there are certain criminal offences which are not very serious in nature. In these cases, the Indian Criminal Law allows a compromise between the parties as the object of the criminal law is to punish the criminal attitude of the accused or wrongdoer rather than punishing him only […]

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Cognizable and Non Cognizable offences

February 1, 2019

Offences can be classified as cognizable and non-cognizable offences. Cognizable offences are those in which the police can arrest without any warrant. These are more serious in nature. Non-cognizable offences on the other hand are those for which a police officer has no authority to arrest, unless with a warrant. Difference between Cognizable and Non […]

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Contract Farming in India Issues

January 31, 2019

The government has been making efforts to integrate farmers with agro-industries to ensure that they get better prices for their produce. This is why contract farming has come to be seen as a panacea. Contract farming refers to an agreement between farmers and marketing firms for the production and supply of agricultural products under forward […]

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Aadhaar is mandatory and not mandatory

January 22, 2019

However, the top court upheld section 139AA of Income Tax Act, which says quoting of Aadhaar mandatory for making an application for allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN) and income tax return filing. At the same time, the top court struck down the Section 57 of Aadhaar Act, as a result, private companies cannot ask […]

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AADHAAR Verdict

January 22, 2019

The 5-judge bench of the Supreme Court in a crucial verdict on Wednesday watered down several sections of the Aadhaar Act, in what seems to be a positive development for petitioners in the case. While the constitutional validity of Aadhaar was upheld, the top court has eliminated some clauses, which required information sharing with third […]

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UDAY Kotak Committee recommendations

January 21, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) panel on corporate governance led by Uday Kotak proposed sweeping changes. The recommendations are listed below: a) Panel proposed more powers for independent directors, limiting chairmanship to non-executive directors, and called for a greater focus on transparency and disclosures to improve corporate governance. b) The panel recommended […]

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Corporate Governance Rules.

January 21, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) panel on corporate governance led by Uday Kotak proposed sweeping changes. The recommendations are listed below: a) Panel proposed more powers for independent directors, limiting chairmanship to non-executive directors, and called for a greater focus on transparency and disclosures to improve corporate governance. b) The panel recommended […]

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Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) and India’s Membership

January 19, 2019

Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a group of nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment, and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons. Why NSG? NSG was formed with the objective of averting the proliferation of nuclear weapons and preventing acts of nuclear terrorism. Nations in the NSG […]

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Is SCO the right organisation for India?

January 19, 2019

Read the article to find the answers on the following. Has India taken right decision to join anti-west group? Will SCO help India to address its challenge of terrorism? How will India cater to the challenge of China in SCO? India has taken a calculated risk by joining the six-nation Eurasian security and economic grouping, […]

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National Sports Development Bill (73)

January 17, 2019

Why the bill? The National Sports Development draft bill was floated as a unique law through which sports associations could be freed from the clutches of politicians and reforms of clean governance and transparency could be implemented in these bodies. Sadly, the bill never made it past the cabinet in 2011 and even now remains […]

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PMGDISHA(73)

January 17, 2019

Bachground As per the 71st NSSO Survey on Education 2014, only 6% of rural households have a computer. This highlights that more than 15 crore rural households (@ 94% of 16.85 crore households) do not have computers and a significant number of these households are likely to be digitally illiterate. The PMGDISHA being initiated under […]

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Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan (72)

January 17, 2019

Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan, intends to shore up the prices that farmers get for their produce. The move follows increasing farmer unrest across the country as prices of many key agricultural commodities have fallen below their MSP (minimum support price). The three different components of the scheme, it is said, will cover gaps in the […]

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10% reservation for Economically weaker

January 16, 2019

Introduction  In the 124th Constitutional Amendment recently passed by both Houses of Parliament, providing for 10% reservation to economically weaker sections, the newly inserted Clause 6 in Article 16 enables the state to make such a provision. Because of this, the government is confident that the Supreme Court is unlikely to find such reservation unconstitutional […]

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