Socio-Economic: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara: Brand ambassador of Gujarat Election Commission

Published: February 27, 2014

India’s middle order batsman, Cheteshwar Pujara has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the Gujarat state Election Commission for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Objective: To encourage young voters of the region to caste their votes in the upcoming elections. Mr. Pujara is known for his discipline, integrity and sense of duty towards his ..

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Whistleblowers Protection Bill 2014: Passed by Parliament to encourage those disclosing information on corrupt public servants

Published: February 27, 2014

The Parliament of India approved the Whistleblowers Protection Bill 2014 to set up a mechanism to encourage persons for disclosure of information on corruption or willful misuse of power by public servants. The bill also seeks to provide punishment for false or frivolous complaints. Recently, the Rajya Sabha gave its nod to the bill without ..

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M.P.Bezbaruah Committee: For protection of rights of North Eastern people

Published: February 27, 2014

The Union Government expanded Bezbaruah panel to look into the various kinds of concerns of the persons hailing from the North Eastern States, who are living in different parts of the country, especially the Metropolitan areas, and to suggest suitable remedial measures which could be taken by the Government. Four new members drafted in the ..

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Sri Lanka makes graphic warning on cigarette packs mandatory

Published: February 27, 2014

The Sri Lankan parliament passed a law that makes it mandatory for putting graphic warning on cigarette packs. Under the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act, the three regulations passed to discourage smoking in the country. As per the regulation Pictorial warnings should be printed on the surface of both front and back portions ..

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SC: People from any religious background are free to adopt child

Published: February 23, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled that people are free to adopt children irrespective of their religious background. The move paved the way for adoption of child by persons hailing from Muslim community even though it is not allowed under their personal law.  The bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam stated that the Law entitles adoption ..

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