Page-5 of Current Affairs - November, 2012

Dumping of N-waste at KGF ruled out

The centre made it clear that it has no plans to dump Nuclear waste (N-waste) from Kudankulam Nuke Power plant in the defunct gold mines of Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) in Karnataka. The reported move by the Govt to dump the waste at the KGF was opposed by various political parties. The team of experts ..

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Ireland will order statutory inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death

Besides medical inquiry, Ireland will also order a statutory inquiry into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar due to pregnancy-related complications after being denied abortion, in a move seen as an attempt to meet her husband’s demand for a full public probe.

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BJP suspends Ram Jethmalani

BJP suspended Ram Jethmalani from its membership for his constant fulminations against party chief Nitin Gadkari. The party referred his case to the party’s parliamentary board which is empowered to expel the Rajya Sabha MP.

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Morsi under pressure to withdraw decree

Pressure has increased on Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi demanding withdrawal of powers he has given to protect himself and Islamist-led assembly writing a new constitution from a looming threat of dissolution by court order. What powers Morsi decreed? He declared that all presidential decisions would be immune from legal challenge. He gave immunity to the ..

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NACP-IV targets zero infection, zero death and zero stigma

National AIDS Control Programme-IV (NACP-IV) has targeted to reach zero infection, zero stigma and zero deaths. India has registered 56% decline in new infections. National AIDS Control Programme-I (1992-1999): The main objective of the project was to slow the spread of HIV to reduce future morbidity, mortality, and the impact of AIDS by initiating a ..

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Land Acquisition Bill finalized by Ministry of Rural Development

The Ministry of Rural Development finalized the draft of Land Acquisition bill. As per the draft bill the government will require consent from 80% of the land owners for acquiring land for any project, be it owned by state or the private industry or under a PPP. The bill is expected to be tabled in ..

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