9 PM Current Affairs Brief – February 12, 2019


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Rajasthan to scrap education criterion

Rajasthan to scrap education criterion The Rajasthan Assembly has passed Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and the Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by voice-vote. Voice vote is a voting method in which a group vote is taken on a topic or motion by responding orally. The bills seek to abolish the condition of a … Continue reading “Rajasthan to scrap education criterion”

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Bill to counter exploitation by NRI spouses

Bill to counter exploitation by NRI spouses External Affairs Minister has introduced the Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha. The bill aims to offer more protection against exploitation of Indian women by their NRI spouses. The bill envisages compulsory registration of marriages by Non-Resident Indians within 30 days of marriage. … Continue reading “Bill to counter exploitation by NRI spouses”

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Indian H1B visa–holders rally outside White House demanding immigration law reforms

Indian H1B visa–holders rally outside White House demanding immigration law reforms Indians on H-1B visas gathered in front of the White House to protest on the issue of Green Card and H4 visa. Firstly, they called for the elimination of a huge backlog and country wise quota in issuance of Green card and Secondly for … Continue reading “Indian H1B visa–holders rally outside White House demanding immigration law reforms”

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60% children adopted in India between 2015 and 2018 are girls

60% children adopted in India between 2015 and 2018 are girls According to government data, female children comprise almost 60% of all in-country adoptions and 69% of all inter-country adoptions between 2015 and 2018. This is contradicting to sex ratio in India. According to Central Adoption Resource Authority- the apex regulator of in-country and inter-country … Continue reading “60% children adopted in India between 2015 and 2018 are girls”

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NRC verification to begin on Thursday

NRC verification to begin on Thursday The process of verifying the documents of applicants who were excluded from the published list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will begin from February 14, 2019. The Supreme Court has notified that the NRC authorities should publish the final list on July 31, 2019. The National Register of … Continue reading “NRC verification to begin on Thursday”

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