Socio-Economic: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

NGT bans digging of earth across the country

Published: October 2, 2013

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned digging of earth across India for making bricks and roads without prior environment clearance. It directed the Chief Secretaries of all states and union territories to ensure that its interim order is implemented. The tribunal issued notice to Uttar Pradesh seeking its response on a plea to direct ..

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Apex court: Citizens have right to cast negative vote

Published: October 1, 2013

Conferring the right to cast negative vote, the Supreme Court of India in a judgment held that citizens have the right to reject all candidates contesting an election. The apex court also directed the Election Commission of India to provide none of the above options at the end of the list of candidates contesting an election ..

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Centre to fund Rubber Plantation in Maoist Affected States approved

Published: October 1, 2013

Union Government has approved a proposal of funding Rubber Plantation in over 50000 acres of land in Maoist-affected States under a special funded Central project. Why Rubber Plantation project in Maoist-affected States? The step has been taken to provide a sustainable source of income to people residing in Maoist-affected regions which will prevent youth from ..

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Survey ranks Mumbai as world’s second most honest city after Helsinki

Published: October 1, 2013

As per a survey conducted in various cities across the world, India’s financial capital Mumbai performed better than some of the big of the world and stood as the second most honest city in the world. How was the honesty survey conducted? The experiment was carried out in 16 cities across four continents with 192 ..

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President’s assent to the Waqf (Amendment) Bill, 2013

Published: October 1, 2013

President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Waqf (Amendment) Bill, 2013. What are the key stipulates of the Waqf (Amendment) Bill 2013? The Waqf (Amendment) Bill 2013 brings some amendments in the Waqf Act, 1995 which was introduced to provide for the better administration of Waqfs and for matters connected therwith or incidental thereto. ..

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