Current Affairs - November, 2013
India conveyed its plan to Iran towards developing Chah-bahar port there that would ensure connectivity with Afghanistan and Central Asia even though the recent Iran-P5+1 interim deal has not reached a decisive point. The development of Chah-bahar port — around 80 km away from Pakistan’s Gwadar port– has been affected by the uncertainty of sanctions ..
Category: International / World Current Affairs
The Supreme Court has asked Parliament to introduce appropriate amendments to the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, or enact a suitable legislation so that women and children born out of live-in relationships are protected, though those types of relationship might not be a relationship in the nature of a marriage. As per apex ..
Category: Legal & Constitution Current Affairs
RBI has decided to consider a case-to-case basis relaxation of the 50% group limit norm for NBFCs (Non-Banking Finance Companies) in the equity of insurance joint venture (JV). As per the norms of IRDA (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority), if an insurance company wants to enhance its capital it has to do be in compliance ..
The issue of sugarcane pricing is moving towards becoming a major crisis with farmers demanding a higher price for their produce and millers reluctant to give in to their demand. After the Centre asked the state governments to resolve the matter, the Uttar Pradesh government asked millers to begin crushing by December 4, 2013 or ..
The Ministry of Health and Welfare intends to set up “Birth Waiting Homes” close to healthcare centres to facilitate pregnant women in remote areas to gain access to prenatal care as their due date approaches. Under National Rural Health Mission, it also plans to hire palanquins or carts to transport pregnant women across difficult terrain ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
Andhra Pradesh is on high alert as very severe cyclone Lehar is gusting towards it. Currently, it is centered 650 km east-southeast on Machilipatttam in the State where it is likely to hit. It would be the second storm to hit Andhra in barely a week after the impact of cyclone Helen. The Army, the Navy and the Coast ..
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