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

National Lok Adalat settles around 35 lakh cases in India: NALSA

Published: November 25, 2013

The National Lok Adalat held all over the country effectively settled a record 35 lakh cases pending in various courts. The National Lok Adalats were organised by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee. They were organized in the apex court, all 24 high courts and all the district ..

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India declines WTO Peace Clause proposal

Published: November 25, 2013

India has decided not to agree to the ‘Peace Clause’ for agriculture subsidies that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo has proposed for Bali talks. India will not agree to any deal until it is clear that the proposed interim solution will be available till a permanent solution to the issue of India’s ..

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Justice A.P.Shah appointed Chairman of Law Commission of India

Published: November 23, 2013

Justice Ajit Prakash Shah has been appointed as the new Chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India . He has taken charge of the position vacated by the resignation of Justice D K Jain, who was appointed as the head of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. The 20th Law Commission was constituted with effect from September ..

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Provide loans to women SHGs at 7%: RBI to banks

Published: November 22, 2013

The RBI has directed Public Sector Banks (PSBs) to give loans to women Self Help Groups (SHGs) at a rate of 7% per annum so as to provide them the benefit of interest rate subvention scheme under the Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana-Aajeevika (SGSY) scheme. As per a notification by the central bank, PSBs will be ..

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World Bank Study: 53% of Indian households defecate in the open

Published: November 19, 2013

As per a recent paper/ report titled ‘Effects of Early-Life Exposure to Sanitation on Childhood Cognitive Skills’ released by the World Bank on the eve of the first ever UN World Toilet Day: Owing to absence of toilet or latrine facilities which an important contributors to malnutrition, 53% of Indian households defecate in the open. ..

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