Ethnic groups in Asia Current Affairs, GK & News

Principle of informed consent: China’s genetic research on its ethnic minorities

Scientists have raised concern regarding the increasing focus of Chinese research articles on the genetics and personal information on its ethnic minorities like Uighurs and Tibetans. The report indicates that these studies make use of Tibetan subjects more frequently (40 times more likely) than Han subjects. Uighur subjects were 30 times more frequently used than ..


Union Cabinet approves introduction of a Bill to modify list of Scheduled Tribes (STs) of Arunachal Pradesh

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the introduction of a Bill to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes (STs) of Arunachal Pradesh. Now, the bill – Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2018 – will be introduced in the Parliament for certain amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950. ..


Karnataka becomes India’s first state to give legal protection to good samaritans

President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical Professional (Protection and Regulation During Emergency Situations) Bill, 2016. The bill provides legal protection to the good samaritans in Karnataka, who help accident victims with emergency medical care within the golden hour. In medical terms, the ‘golden hour’ is the ..


Baichung Bhutia retires from international football

Former captain of Indian Football Team, striker Baichung Bhutia announced his retirement from international sports. Baichung however, will continue to play for his club United Sikkim FC which he founded. He was the first Indian athlete to boycott the Olympic torch relay in support of the Tibetan independence movement. Awards: Arjuna Award : 1998 Padma ..