Lok Sabha passes anti-trafficking Bill News: Recently, the Lok Sabha passed the trafficking of persons (prevention, protection and rehabilitation) Bill, 2018. Important facts: 2.Key features of the Bill are given below The Bill lays down a stringent punishment of 10 years to life imprisonment for aggravated form of trafficking. Aggravated form of trafficking include: Buying… Continue reading Lok Sabha passes anti-trafficking Bill
West Bengal renames itself as ‘Bangla’ News: The West Bengal Assembly passed a resolution to change the name of the State. Important facts: 2. The proposal will change the name of the Sate as ‘Bangla’ in three languages- Bengali, English and Hindi. 3. In 2016, the Assembly passed a resolution to change the name to… Continue reading West Bengal renames itself as ‘Bangla’
Magsaysay for ‘3 idiots’ muse News: Two Indians are among six winners picked for the 2018 Raman Magsaysay Awards. Important facts: 2. Name of awardees:- From India: Name: 3. Sonam Wangchuk, educational reformer from Ladakh, widely regarded as the inspiration for Aamir Khan’s character, Phunsuk Wangdu in the film ‘3 Idiots’. Achievement: In 1988, Wangchuk… Continue reading Magsaysay for ‘3 idiots’ muse
Einstein was right: astronomers confirm key theory of relativity News: The astronomers claimed that they had for the first time confirmed a prediction of Albert Einsten’s theory of general relativity by observing the gravitational effects of a supermassive black hole on a star zipping by it. Important facts: 2. The German-born theoretical Physicist said that… Continue reading Einstein was right: astronomers confirm key theory of relativity
New models for airport management News: Growth in the aviation sector has pushed the government to propose an Amendment in the AERI Act, 2008. Important facts: 2. India has emerged as the third largest domestic aviation market in the world. 3. Need for amendment: The number of major airports increased from 12 to 27 between… Continue reading New models for airport management
AI superpower or client nation? Article: Parminder Jeet Singh associated with Bengaluru based NGO emphasized that industrial revolution moved the centres of physical power from human and animal bodies to machines. Important Analysis: 2. Google’s CEO compares Artificial intelligence with fire and electricity in terms of their role in human civilization. 3. But, Stephen Hawking… Continue reading AI superpower or client nation?
PSUs biggest donors to Clean Ganga Fund News: Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) outdid their private sector peers in contributing to the Clean Ganga Fund (CGF) through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Important facts: 2. The State and Central government public sector units(PSU)s donated large funds for clean Ganga projects. 3. Around Rs 220 crore was donated… Continue reading PSUs biggest donors to Clean Ganga Fund