Page-100 of 2012 Current Affairs, GK & News

Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act(IRWA)

The Union Cabinet approved the introduction of Amendments to the "Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986". Major amendments proposed are as follows: · Broaden the scope of the law to cover the audio-visual media and material in electronic form. · Penalties to be enhanced to a maximum of 3 years of imprisonment and fine ..

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India opposes balkanization of Internet

In recent development, India has distanced itself from any model that promulgates governments control over internet. What is the background of the issue? The issue is regarding the control of the internet related tasks and its governance. Initially, till 1998, other organization on behalf of U.S. government used to oversee internet related tasks. Later, a ..

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Five New Non-Permanent Member Countries on UNSC

The UN General Assembly elected five new non-permanent members to the Security Council. The New Members are:     1. South Korea 2. Luxembourg 3. Argentina 4. Australia 5. Rwanda The newly elected member countries will have 2-year term in UN body that will begin on January 1, 2013. The members which will be replaced are Colombia, ..

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Arabic included in the official languages at Vatican

Arabic language was officially included in the list of the Languages at Pope Benedict’s weekly general audiences. The move is an attempt of Vatican to expand its reach to Christians and Muslims in Middle East.   Vatican is concerned about the mass departure of the Christians from Middle East who fear their safety over there. A ..

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PH1: Newly discovered planet

A new planet which is called PH1 has been discovered by researchers. Six times larger than the Earth Located at 5,000 light years distance from the Earth Present in the constellation of Cygnus Its sky is illuminated by 4 stars It is the seventh planet to be found orbiting binary stars, and the first to ..

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