Amendments in Arms Act, 1959 and Arms Rules, 2016 notified

Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs made Amendments in the Arms Act, 1959, and Arms Rules, 2016 notified. An increase in a number of Firearms and Ammunition allowed for Shooters. Need for amendment Shooting is an important Olympic sport in India. The Indian shooters have excelled in international competitions. Keeping this in mind, the Ministry […]

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‘A Future for the World’s Children’ report

 A future for the world’s children is the first comprehensive, independent report to reposition every aspect of child health through the lens of our rapidly changing climate and other existential threats. The launch of a major new report on child health and well-being is done by an independent WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission.  About the report The report, ‘A […]

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SC urged to set up an independent tribunal to decide the merit of Anti-Defection Law

Parliament: functioning & privileges and issues arising out of these Context: Recently, the Supreme Court asked Parliament to “seriously consider amending the Constitution” so that an independent tribunal headed by a former judge could replace the Speaker as arbiter when it comes to deciding on disqualification of lawmakers under the anti-defection law. What is the […]

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NATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR GENE THERAPY

Policies and guidelines related to healthcare With an aim to ensure better treatment options for ‘rare diseases’ or inherited genetic diseases the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has come up with the national guidelines for gene therapy product development and clinical trials. The idea is to promote gene therapies in India and ensure clinical […]

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Current Affairs of Art & Culture and Indian Society

Classical language In the 93rd edition of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, a resolution was passed demanding the declaration of Marathi as a ‘Classical’ language. Recent classical languages– Currently, six languages have the status of the ‘Classical’ language: Malayalam (2013), Sanskrit (2005), Tamil (declared in 2004), Odia (2014), Telugu (2008), and Kannada (2008). Guidelines […]

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Current Affairs of Defense and Security

Sea Guardians 2020 The sixth joint naval exercise between China and Pakistan has hosted by Pakistan. It is being held in Karachi. For the first time, the exercise has been named ‘Sea Guardians’. Operation Sankalp Indian Navy launched ‘Operation Sankalp’ in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to reassure safe passage and security […]

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India State of Forest Report 2019

Reports and Survey related to Environment   The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change released the biennial “India State of Forest Report (ISFR)”. The report is published by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) which has been mandated to assess the forest and tree resources of the country including wall-to-wall forest cover mapping […]

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Eye opening facts of January 2020

‘Operation Vanilla’ Indian navy will perform HADR operations in Madagascar under ‘Operation Vanilla’. It has been launched to provide assistance to the affected population of Madagascar post devastation caused by Cyclone Diane. ‘Zo Kutpui’ festival Mizoram government is going to organise ‘Zo Kutpui’ globally to unify Mizo tribes. The first festival would be held at Vanghmun, […]

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Current Affairs of Ecology and Environment

Kerala to turn to Miyawaki method Kerala is ready to embrace the Miyawaki method of Afforestation on the government office premises, residential complexes, school premises, and puramboke land in the state. What is the Miyawaki method? The Miyawaki method, developed by a Japanese botanist after whom it is named, involves planting saplings in small areas, […]

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Current Affairs of Economy

Henley Passport Index  In latest edition of Henley Passport Index, Japan has topped While Indian passport ranked 84th closer to the bottom. About the index The Henley Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. It also allows you to compare the […]

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