Page-4 of Current Affairs - January, 2019

Lokpal Search Committee holds its First Meeting

The Lokpal Search Committee headed by former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai held its first meeting and discussed modalities related to the appointments of the chief and members of Lokpal. The other members of the committee include former chief of State Bank of India (SBI) Arundhati Bhattacharya, Prasar Bharati chairperson Surya Prakash, former Indian ..

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NGT asks for Performance guarantee to ensure conservation efforts of River Yamuna

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked for a performance guarantee of Rs 10 crore each from the governments of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh expressing dissatisfaction over the cleaning of river Yamuna. The order comes after the interim report filed by the monitoring committee comprising of expert member B S Sajwan and former Delhi chief ..

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World's longest expressway to come up in Uttar Pradesh

The government of Uttar Pradesh has approved the construction of the Ganga Expressway. The government has said that it would be the longest expressway in the world. The expressway will provide for better connectivity of the Prayagraj (Allahabad) to Western Pradesh. Expressway Expressways are the highest class of roads in the road network in India. National Expressways Authority ..

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Amendments to Representation of People's Act 1951

The Election Commission of India has sought an amendment to the Representation of People Act 1951 to prevent print media, social media and other digital platforms from carrying political advertisements in the last 48 hours before the polling begins. Why the amendment is necessary? Section 126 of the Representation of People Act 1951 prevents electronic ..

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Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0

The second edition Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 was held on January 29. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  interacted with several students, parents and teachers from across the country and shared his personal experiences with the young audience. During the interaction, Prime Minister interacted with students, parents and teachers and responded to their queries on ..

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