Monthly Archives: December 2018

Tripura plans fresh literacy survey

The Tripura government has said it will conduct a fresh survey on the literacy rate in the State. A survey conducted in 2014 had recorded 95% literacy rate in the State. This survey was conducted by the Indian Statistical Institute. Source :

Read More »

Centre seeks Rs. 41,000 crore for banks

The government had announced a Rs. 2.11 lakh crore capitalisation plan in October 2017, of which Rs. 1.35 lakh was to be raised through recapitalisation bonds and the remaining was to be raised by the banks either through the market or the sale of non-core assets. So far, the banks …

Read More »

CDSCO issues safety norms for acne drug

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has issued safety guidelines for Isotretinoin, an oral drug, which is used in the treatment of severe acne. Drug Controller General Dr. S. Eswara Reddy has directed Drug Controllers of all the States and the Union Territories to monitor the sale, manufacture and …

Read More »

All computers can now be monitored by govt. Agencies

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday issued an order authorising 10 Central agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer.” The agencies are the Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, …

Read More »

Parties agree to debate talaq Bill

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, commonly called the triple talaq Bill, will be taken up for consideration in the Lok Sabha on December 27, as the government on Thursday agreed with the suggestion of Congress leader in the House Mallikarjun Kharge to do so. This …

Read More »

Plea against Mumbai corpn. Rejected

The philosophy or ideals of an individual cannot be allowed to supersede the power of elected bodies to formulate policy. Courts cannot be a forum to transform the perspective of an individual into a mandatory policy of the government, the Supreme Court has said in a recent judgment. “Perspective of …

Read More »

India rejects Pakistan’s claim over Jinnah House

India on Thursday strongly rejected Pakistan’s claim of ownership of the Jinnah House in Mumbai and said the property belongs to it. “Pakistan has no locus standi as far as this property is concerned. It is government of India’s property and we are in the process of renovating it,” External …

Read More »
Get Free Updates to Crack the Exam!
Subscribe to our Newsletter for free daily updates