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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 OCT 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      NEW INDUSTRIAL POLICY FRAMED BY THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE
 i. Ministry of Commerce released The New Industrial Policy framed in consultation with all Ministries of Government of India, State Governments, Industry.
ii. It aims to align India with the emerging technologies of drones, artificial intelligence and block chain.
iii. The policy is in sync with the challenges and opportunities of the 4th industrial revolution technologies and will boost India’s presence in the global supply and value chains.
iv. WEF is also setting up a Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Maharashtra.
v. This center will focus on Artificial intelligence, block chain and drones as the first three projects.

2.      4-MEMBER PANEL TO LOOK INTO #ME TOO CASES: UNION MINISTER MANEKA GANDHI PROPOSES
i. Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi announced setting up a four-member committee to examine all #MeToo cases.
ii. The panel would consist of senior judicial and legal persons as members.
iii. They will form a legal and institutional framework which will handle the complaints of sexual harassment and advise the ministry on how to strengthen the policies.
iv. It was placed through “The Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act’ of 2013.
v. Here, women could complain through the She Box ( www.shebox.nic.in)

3.      3 MOBILE APPS I-KHET,E-PEHAL,E-PREVENT LAUNCHED BY PUNJAB TO CHECK STUBBLE BURNING
i. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh launched 3 apps to prevent crop residue burning.
To check and create awareness about environmental effects of crop residue burning.
ii. The apps are: i-Khet Machine ,  e-PEHaL and e-Prevent.
iii. The i-Khet Machine will help facilitate farmers to have access to the agriculture machinery or equipment for in-situ management of crop residue.
iv. The e-PEHaL app will help in monitoring tree plantation.
v. The e-Prevent will have prompt and accurate information about incidents of crop residue burning.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 OCT 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      HOME MINISTRY EXEMPTS SIKH WOMEN FROM WEARING HELMET IN CHANDIGARH
i. This decision has been made following the representation of Sikh bodies, led by Shiromani Akali Dal  chief Sukhbir Singh Badal to Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
ii. Home Ministry has directed Chandigarh administration to follow Delhi government’s notification, with an exemption to Sikh women from wearing helmets while driving two-wheelers in Chandigarh.
iii. Delhi government’s transport department notified on June 4, 1999, to carry out the amendment in Rule 115 of Delhi Motor Vehicle Act 1993, which makes it optional for
iv. women whether riding on pillion or driving motorcycle to wear a helmet.
v. The rule has been further amended through a notification on August 28, 2014, in which the word “women” has been replaced by “Sikh women”.
vi. SOME WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES IN CHANDIGARH:- Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Parrot Bird Sanctuary Chandigarh

2.      PROVISIONS OF THE SECTION 151A OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT 1951
i. As per the provisions given in Section 151A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, Election Commission of India  can fill casual vacancies.
ii. As per the norm, it can fill the casual vacancies in the Houses of Parliament and State Legislatures through bye elections within six months of occurrence of vacancy.
iii. This can only be allowed when the remainder of the term of a member in relation to a vacancy is one year or more.
iv. In the present scenario, the term of sixteenth Lok Sabha is upto 3rd June, 2019.
v. Accordingly, the vacancies occurred in Karnataka have occurred more than one year before the expiration of the term of House which is why bye elections are required to be held under Section 151A of R. P. Act 1951.
vi. Vacancies have occurred from 9-Bellary (ST), 14-Shimoga and 20-Mandya Parliamentary Constituencies of Karnataka on 18th May, 18th May and 21st May, 2018
vii. In case of Andhra Pradesh, there is no need to hold bye elections as the remaining term of the Lok Sabha is less than one year as they have occurred on 20th June, 2018.

3.      2ND JAPAN-INDIA ACT EAST FORUM HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. Both sides agreed to boost cooperation on connectivity projects in the northeast including connectivity to people-to-people exchanges and concrete projects.
ii. It aims to identify specific projects for economic modernization of India’s North-East region.
iii. It provides a platform for India-Japan collaboration under India’s “Act East Policy” and Japan’s “Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy”.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 OCT 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      GOVERNMENT CUTS EXCISE DUTY ON JET FUEL TO 11 % FROM CURRENT 14 %
i. The government reduced excise duty on jet fuel to 11 % from current 14 % inorder to help the aviation industry that has been affected badly by high fuel prices.
ii. The Revenue Department of the Finance Ministry has notified that the excise duty on aviation turbine fuel  change will come to effect from 12th October 2018.

2.      FIRST INDIA-ISRAEL INNOVATION CENTRE OPENS IN BENGALURU
i. India’s first India-Israel Innovation Centre  an entrepreneurial technology hub, was launched in Bengaluru.
ii. It  will help Israeli companies enter India. It will enable local partnerships and joint ventures between companies from India and Israel.
iii. It will create an ecosystem to support entrepreneurship, partnership with vendors, mentoring and non-formal community development and covers business, technology, investors and customers.

3.      DELHI, MOSCOW SIGN TWIN-CITY AGREEMENT
i. Delhi government signed a twin-city agreement with the government of Moscow for cooperation in various fields like environment, culture and education, for the next 3 years.
ii. The two governments have mutually agreed to extend  help in environmental protection and air pollution control, cultural and tourism, healthcare, education, sports, transport management and e-governance.

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