9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 3rd, 2018

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Managing perceptions

Managing perceptions News: Recently, the Union Cabinet decided to amend the provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Important facts: The proposed amendments are aimed at undoing three new rules laid down by the court: 2. Bar on anticipatory bail under the act need not prevent courts from granting advance bail if there is … Continue reading “Managing perceptions”

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Adultery law violates the dignity of woman, says SC

Adultery law violates the dignity of woman, says SC News: Recently, the Supreme Court said that adultery law violates the right to equality of woman. Important facts: The court made the observation while hearing a case challenging the validity of the penal law, which makes adultery an offence punishable only for men and not the … Continue reading “Adultery law violates the dignity of woman, says SC”

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Prosecution under Benami Act stuck

Prosecution under Benami Act stuck News: The prosecution of accused persons under the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act has been scuttled as the special courts meant for the purpose have not yet been set up across the country. Important facts: The Act provides that the Central government, in consultation with the Chief Justice of the respective … Continue reading “Prosecution under Benami Act stuck”

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PT Facts

PT Facts In the city of saris, khadi goes organic Threads of nature: Eco-friendly khadi dress material put on display by a group of weavers in Chirala. Chirala, derives its name from word chira (sari), have carved a niche for themselves, making silk and cotton fabrics for men and women for centuries. Chirala is in Andhra Pradesh

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Private sector investment may see rise

Private sector investment may see rise News: As per the latest data by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the value of new project announcements by the private sector rose for the first time in two years. Important facts: The data revealed the following facts: Private sector new project announcements, worth ₹2.02 lakh crore … Continue reading “Private sector investment may see rise”

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Drafting a data protection Bill

Drafting a data protection Bill News: The draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, recognises privacy as a fundamental right. Key features of the Bill are given below It has provisions to protect personal data as an essential facet of information privacy. The objective of the bill is to balance the growth of the digital economy … Continue reading “Drafting a data protection Bill”

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Bandipur: Ministry ‘overlooks’ key issues

Bandipur: Ministry ‘overlooks’ key issues News: According to NTCA report, ban on night traffic has reduced road kill Important facts: Recently, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), has proposed to the Andhra Pradesh government to lift the ban on night traffic through Bandipur. The ban overlooked key issues brought to light in reports … Continue reading “Bandipur: Ministry ‘overlooks’ key issues”

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