2019 Current Affairs, GK & News

Rajya Sabha Passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Rajya Sabha have cleared The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 by voice vote on February 8, 2021. Highlights The bill seeks to replace the ordinance to merge the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) cadre and the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre of civil services officer. This Bill was recently introduced ..

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DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019

DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill seeks to minimise errors in the criminal investigation and prosecution system through the use of DNA technology. It recently received clearance from the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology. However, the committee has flagged concerns over possible abuse of DNA technology and risks of the national database ..

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Recycling of Ships Act, 2019

Recycling of Ships Act, 2019 was enacted for the regulation of ship recycling and accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009. Since its enactment, around 90 ship-recycling yards at Alang in Gujarat have received HKC-compliant certificates. Now, India is aspiring to capture 50 per cent of ..

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National Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy Survey, 2019

On October 10, 2019, at the Conference of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare, Union Minister Harsha Vardhan released National Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy survey, 2019. The survey was conducted between 2015 and 2019. Diabetes and Diabetic retinopathy have been emerging as significant non – communicable diseases that lead to ocular morbidity. The survey ..

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Last Thursday of September celebrated as World Maritime Day (WMD), 2019

Every Year, World Maritime Day (WMD) is observed on the last Thursday of September. This year, it is being observed on September 26, 2019. This day marks date of adaptation of International Maritime Organization (IMO) Convention in 1958. The day was first observed in 1978. It acknowledges the importance of maritime industry and to highlight ..

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