9 PM Current Affairs Brief – March 19, 2019

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Japan to make crater on asteroid

Japan to make crater on asteroid The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has said that its Hayabusa2 spacecraft will drop an explosive on the asteroid Ryugu to make a crater. It would do so collect underground samples for possible clues to the origin of the solar system. In February, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft had successfully touched down… Continue reading Japan to make crater on asteroid

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India on the brink of dry eye disease epidemic, says study

India on the brink of dry eye disease epidemic, says study According to a study published in the journal “The Ocular Surface”, nearly 40% of India’s urban population is likely to get dry eye disease by 2030. Dry eye disease, also known as dry eye syndrome, is a medical condition in which quantity and quality… Continue reading India on the brink of dry eye disease epidemic, says study

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Acid attack an ‘uncivilised, heartless crime’; perpetrator does not deserve any clemency: SC

Acid attack an ‘uncivilised, heartless crime’; perpetrator does not deserve any clemency: SC The Supreme Court has condemned acid attacks and viewed them as “uncivilised and heartless crimes”. The court has further added that acid attack perpetrators do not deserve any leniency. The Supreme Court has observed this while asking two convicts to pay Rs.… Continue reading Acid attack an ‘uncivilised, heartless crime’; perpetrator does not deserve any clemency: SC

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Alert in Malappuram after boy dies of West Nile fever

Alert in Malappuram after boy dies of West Nile fever The Health Department has issued an alert in Malappuram district, Kerala, after a boy undergoing treatment for West Nile fever died. The West Nile fever is a zoonotic disease. It is caused by the West Nile Virus. Birds are the natural hosts of West Nile… Continue reading Alert in Malappuram after boy dies of West Nile fever

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Mizoram assembly passes bill to detect illegal foreigners.

Mizoram assembly passes bill to detect illegal foreigners. The Mizoram has unanimously passed the Mizoram Maintenance of Household Registers Bill, 2019. The bill seeks to detect foreigners illegally residing in Mizoram. It aims to provide a credible individual identification system and prevent appropriation of benefits of developmental schemes by those who were not entitled. The… Continue reading Mizoram assembly passes bill to detect illegal foreigners.

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Marked as doubtful, 1.2lakh may not vote in Assam

Marked as doubtful, 1.2lakh may not vote in Assam More than 1 lakh people in Assam have been listed as ‘D’ (Dubious or Doubtful) voters and would not be able to vote in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. However, Assam’s Chief Election Officer has added that those whose names were not included in the… Continue reading Marked as doubtful, 1.2lakh may not vote in Assam

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AAP to lodge complaint against Prime minister with lokpal

AAP to lodge complaint against Prime minister with lokpal Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) has decided to approach the country’s first Lokpal to lodge a complaint against Prime Minister over his role in the Rafale deal and Sahara Birla diaries.Recently,Selection committee led by Prime minister has cleared Justice (retd) Pinaki Chandra Ghose as India’s first Lokpal. The… Continue reading AAP to lodge complaint against Prime minister with lokpal

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Plea challenges extension of 77th, 103rd amendments to J&K

Plea challenges extension of 77th, 103rd amendments to J&K A petition has been filed in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court challenging the extension of 77th and 103rd amendments of the Indian Constitution to the J&K state through a presidential order. Earlier,Union cabinet had approved Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Amendment Order, 2019.The order… Continue reading Plea challenges extension of 77th, 103rd amendments to J&K

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Anti profiteering body can act sans complaints

Anti profiteering body can act sans complaints National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) chairman has said that Consumer complaints are not the only reason for the authority to act.NAA offices can take with the help of mock purchases to check a trader’s invoice for profiteering. The NAA has been constituted under Section 171 of the Central GST… Continue reading Anti profiteering body can act sans complaints

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Govt has to frame schemes; courts should stay out of governance, says Supreme Court

Govt has to frame schemes; courts should stay out of governance, says Supreme Court Supreme Court has ruled that High court cannot frame a scheme for the government or direct it to frame one but only ask it to consider framing a particular scheme. Central Government had approached the Supreme Court against the Uttarakhand High… Continue reading Govt has to frame schemes; courts should stay out of governance, says Supreme Court

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15 polling stations to be set up for Bru refugees

15 polling stations to be set up for Bru refugees Election Commission of India has decided to set up 15 temporary polling stations in Mamit district of Mizoram exclusively for Bru community voters living in relief camps in Tripura. The Brus,also called Reangs, are scattered across Assam,Mizoram and Tripura.In Mizoram,they inhabit small pockets of Mamit,Lunglei… Continue reading 15 polling stations to be set up for Bru refugees

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Male reaffirms its India first policy

Male reaffirms its India first policy During Indian Foreign minister’s visit to Maldives,Maldives has reaffirmed its “India-First Policy”.It means that it will work closely with India on all issues and will remain sensitive towards India’s security and strategic concerns. The two countries agreed on the importance of peace and security in the Indian Ocean region… Continue reading Male reaffirms its India first policy

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