Insights Daily Current Events, 10 August 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 10 August 2015 Archives Suraksha Bandhan Drive The Union Government of India has launched Suraksha Bandhan Drive in a Mission Mode through Participating Banks and Insurance Companies. Aim: This drive aims to take forward the Government’s objective of creating a universal social security system in the country, targeted especially at the …

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 August 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 August 2015 Archives DRDO developed medicine to treat leucoderma In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, the Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar recently said that the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a poly-herbal medicine for the treatment of leucoderma (white patches on skin). Details: The poly-herbal …

Insights Daily Current Events, 06 August 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 06 August 2015 Archives Bihar Assembly passes bill on redressal of grievances The Bihar State legislative Assembly has passed the Bihar Public Grievance Redressal Bill, 2015. This is expected to empower people to seek redressal of their grievances in a time-bound manner by government officials. Details: Under the proposed legislation, rules …

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 August 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 August 2015 Archives Citizenship soon for those who fled religious persecution The Union Home Ministry has decided to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, to grant citizenship to undocumented migrants who fled religious persecution in Pakistan and Bangladesh. The migrants include not just Hindus but also Buddhists, Christians, Zoroastrians, Sikhs and …

Insights Daily Current Events, 04 August 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 04 August 2015 Archives   25 Congress MPs suspended for 5 sittings Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has suspended 25 Congress MPs for five consecutive sittings for “persistently and wilfully obstructing” the House. The Speaker took the decision on suspension by invoking Rule 374(A), the first such instance in the 16th …

Insights Daily Current Events, 31 July 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 31 July 2015 Archives State ready with draft anti-superstitions law The Kerala State government is all set to push its draft anti-superstitions legislation for discussion, before moving it. The working draft of the Kerala Exploitation by Superstition (Prevention) Act, 2014 says all acts “purported to be undertaken invoking supernatural or magical …

Insights Daily Current Events, 30 July 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 30 July 2015 Archives Whistleblower, activist win Magsaysay Award Whistleblower officer Sanjeev Chaturvedi and human rights activist Anshu Gupta are among the five winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Award this year. Details: Sanjeev Chaturvedi is a 2002-batch Indian Forest Service officer. Anshu Gupta is the founder of the non-governmental organisation Goonj. …

Insights Daily Current Events, 25 July 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 25 July 2015 Archives Kerala begins intensive drive against anthrax The Animal Husbandry Department of Kerala has launched an intensive disease prevention drive in the anthrax-hit Kadamankulam area of the Kallooppara grama panchayat in Kerala. Recently, few cows in this village were found to be infected with Bacillus anthracis. About anthrax: …

Insights Daily Current Events, 16 July 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 16 July 2015 Archives Ottappalam to have India’s first defence industrial park In a major fillip to industrial infrastructure in the Palakkad region, the Union government’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has approved a proposal from the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Kinfra) to set up the country’s first …

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 July 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 July 2015   Archives Stage set for Godavari Maha Pushkaram ‘Maha Godavari Pushkaram’, the once in 144-year event dedicated to worshipping rivers, will commence in the two Telugu States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh from 14th July. The two governments have made elaborate arrangements both in terms of pilgrim convenience …

Insights Daily Current Events, 09 July 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 09 July 2015 Archives Centre wants to break forex reserves The central government is examining if India’s foreign exchange reserves held by the Reserve Bank can be deployed for funding infrastructure projects or recapitalising public sector banks. According to rough estimates of the Finance Ministry, bad loans-ridden banks would require capital …