What are National Sports Awards? National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four year. Arjuna Award is given for consistency in outstanding … Continued
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cybercrime.gov.in Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh launched two separate portals to strengthen Women Safety. The portal “cybercrime.gov.in” will receive complaints from citizens on objectionable online content related to child pornography, child sexual abuse material, sexually explicit material such as rape and gang rape. How will the portal work? The Cyber Crime Prevention Against Women … Continued
Why cabin pressure matters (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper III; Scienec & Technology) A Jet Airways flight on a Boeing 737 en route to Jaipur from Mumbai had to turn back Thursday morning, shortly after takeoff. The reason: an error in maintaining the cabin air pressure beyond 10,000 ft, due to which oxygen … Continued
President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday signed an Ordinance making instant triple talaq a criminal offence. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said “there was an overpowering urgency and a compelling necessity” to act, since “the practice (has) continued unabated despite the Supreme Court order (setting aside triple talaq) last year”. What is the purpose of criminal … Continued
What does the database contain? The first-of-its-kind national sex offenders’ registry launched has names and details of some 4.4 lakh people convicted for various sexual offences across the country. The database is for those convicted for sexual offences 2005 onwards. It includes name, address, photograph and fingerprint details of the convict. A Home Ministry statement … Continued
The government didn’t give any reason for the sudden removal of the police chief, who had joined the post on December 31, 2016. On September 6, the new Governor administration in J&K removed Director General of J&K Police S P Vaid. The brief order, issued at midnight by Principal Secretary to Government (Home) R K … Continued
What did the panel recommend, and why is the regulator keen to amend the KYC norms? The committee has recommended changes in the norms pertaining to the identification of senior managing officials of FPIs, and for beneficial owners of listed entities. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said this week that its board … Continued
CBI and ED are hopeful that UAE will extradite the British citizen, alleged middleman in AugustaWestland helicopter deal. What role has he been charged with playing in the Rs 3,600 crore scam? NDA MPs protest on the Parliament complex in May 2016 over the alleged AgustaWestland scam. A court in the UAE is examining whether … Continued
What are the provisions of ordinance? The Union Cabinet cleared an ordinance that makes talaq-e-biddat, or instant triple talaq, a criminal offence that will attract a maximum jail term of three years. President Ram Nath Kovind later in the day gave his assent. The new law, however, incorporates safeguards, including a provision for bail to … Continued
On raising money from NRIs to boost currency What are NRI bonds? These are bonds issued by the Reserve Bank of India to non-resident Indians who are interested in investing their money in India. Since these bonds offer higher returns than other similar investments, they can be used as a tool to attract capital during … Continued