Page-50 of Current Affairs - December, 2019

India attended the Madrid Climate Conference

The Minister of Environment Shri Prakash Javadekar represented India at the Madrid Climate Conference. The United Nations Climate Change Conference is being held in Madrid between 2nd December, 2019 and 13th December 2019. The COP25 (25th Conference of Parties) was to be held in Chile. However, Chile government cancelled COP25 due to the protests that ..

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Law Ministry to set up fast track courts after data on POCSO from HCs

The data from the High Courts across the country say that more than 96% of 1,66,882 rape trials registered under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) are pending. After receiving the data, law ministry has drawn comprehensive plans to fast track disposal of pending rape cases within a year. The plan is to ..

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Santhali used in Rajya Sabha for the first time

On December 6, 2019, MP Sarojni Hembram from Odisha for the first time spoke in a tribal language called Santhali. She raised the matter of public importance during the zero hour. Also, Srimati Sarojini demanded Bharat Ratna for Pundit Raghunath Murmu, the Santhali scholar who introduced Ol Chiki script for the language in 1925. Santhali ..

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Funding for India-Palestine Techno Park released

Recently the Indian Representative to Palestine, Sunil Kumar released the third tranche of funding for the construction of India-Palestine techno park in Palestine. India had committed to invest 12 million USD as a part of capacity building in Palestine. India currently pays 3 million USD on half yearly basis The Techno Park The park will ..

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NMCG of Jal Shakti Ministry organises the 4th India Water Impact Summit

The ‘India Water Impact Summit’ is an annual event where problems and solutions for the biggest water related issues in the country are discussed. The 4th India Water Impact Summit was held from December 5th to 7th, 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. It was jointly organised by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) ..

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