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14 August Current Affairs

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Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act In News: As per the latest amendment to the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, it is now mandatory to disclose compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act in the Annual Reports of Private companies. Significance of the move: This is a major step towards making the workplace safe for the women in the private sector. This will cast as...

13 August Current Affairs

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Triple talaq bill In News: The Union Cabinet has approved a few amendments in the instant triple talaq bill. The amended triple talaq bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha for its approval. Background: In December, the Lok Sabha passed the Muslim Women (Protection Bill, 2017), which criminalises the practice of talaq-e-bidda. This came after the Supreme Court on August 22, 2017, struck down triple...

11 August Current Affairs

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Indecent Representation of the Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 In News: After taking into account of the recent technological advancement in the field of communications such as social media platforms, etc, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has decided to move fresh Bill to broaden the scope of the Indecent Representation of the Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 to cover the audio-visual media...

10 August Current Affairs

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Quit India Movement In News: 76th anniversary of Quit India movement was observed on August 8th, 2018. Details: It was in 1942 when the world was going through the havoc caused by World War II. India too was facing the heat and after the Cripps Mission had failed, and on 8 August 1942, Mahatma Gandhi made a Do or Die call through the Quit India movement. Large protests and demonstrations were...

9 August Current Affairs

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Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha In News: Harivansh Narayan Singh has been elected as the new deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. The Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha: The Deputy Chairman is a constitutional position created under Article 89 of the Constitution, which specifies that Rajya Sabha shall choose one of its MPs to be the Deputy Chairman as often as the position becomes vacant. The office...

8 August Current Affairs

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All-women expedition to Mt. Manirang In News: An all-women expedition team has begun its journey to Mt. Manirang from Himachal Pradesh. The expedition commemorates the silver jubilee of 1993 Women Everest expedition. The 1993 Women Everest expedition: The Indo-Nepalese women’s Everest expedition in 1993 was the first all women expedition, launched by Indian Mountaineering foundation. It was...

7 August Current Affairs

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Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 In News: Parliament has passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018. The main highlight of the bill is that it seeks to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Evidence Act, the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act to introduce a new provision to sentence convicts of such crimes punishment of death...

6 August Current Affairs

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Bhoomi Rashi and PFMS linkage In News: The government has proposed to integrate Bhoomi Rashi with Public Financial Management System (PFMS). Integration of Public Financial Management System (PFMS) with Bhoomi Rashi is one of the key functionalities to facilitate payment related to compensation for land acquisition to all the beneficiaries directly through the Bhoomi Rashi system. Details About...

4 August Current Affairs

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Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) In News: A total of 14 lakh AWCs have been sanctioned to various States/UTs across the country which consists of about 1.36 lakh AWCs located in the urban areas.  As on 01.06.2018, 13.63 lakh AWCs (rural and urban) are operational. Details: As per the data captured through the ICDS Monitoring Information System, about 24.3% AWCs out of 13.63 lakh operational AWCs (rural...

3 August Current Affairs

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Pingali Venkayya In News: 141st birth anniversary of freedom fighter and designer of Indian National Flag Pingali Venkayya was observed on August 2, 2018. Details: Pingali Venkayya was a freedom fighter and the designer of the Indian National Tricolour. The national flag that we see today was based upon his design. Early life: Born on August 2, 1876 in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, Venkayya...