Daily Archives: June 3, 2021

H10N3 BIRD FLU

Recently, China has reported the first case of human infection with the H10N3 strain of bird flu in Jiangsu province. Important points: H10N3 is a subtype of the Influenza A virus which is commonly known as the bird flu virus. It is a low pathogenic, or relatively less severe, strain of the virus in poultry and the risk of it …

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NASA MISSIONS

Recently, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced two new robotic missions to Venus. Earlier, scientists obtained new data about Venus by bouncing radio waves off the planet. Important points: The two sister missions aim to understand how Venus became an inferno-like world capable of melting lead at the surface. DaVinci Plus: It will …

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SCO AGREEMENT

The Union Government approved the signing and ratification of an Agreement on ‘Cooperation in the field of Mass Media’ between all the Member States of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The Agreement was signed in June 2019. It will provide an opportunity for the Member States to share new innovations and best practices in the field of Mass …

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INDIA –ISRAEL RELATIONS

Recently, Palestine blamed India for suppressing its human rights of all people as India abstained from the latest resolution on the Palestinian issue. India abstained from voting on a resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that came up in the backdrop of the latest round of conflict between Israel and Gaza strip, the …

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2005

Recently, the former Chief Secretary of West Bengal was served a show cause notice by the Home Ministry under Section 51 of the Disaster Management (DM) Act, 2005. Important points: The notice was issued for failing to comply with the Centre’s directions to attend the review meeting on Cyclone Yaas chaired by the Prime Minister in Bengal’s Kalaikunda. The Act …

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NEW PENSION RULES

Recently, the Central Government has amended its pension rules putting new restrictions on officials of intelligence and security organisations after retirement. The government has amended Rule-8(3)(a) of the CCS (Central Civil Services) Pension Rules-1972. The Centre has notified Central Civil Services (Pension) Amendment Rules, 2020. Important points: The said rules were first drafted in 1972 and …

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TWO CHILD POLICY

Recently, China relaxed its two child policy and announced it will now allow three children per married couple. It also announced that it would increase the retirement age by a few months every year. For the past four decades, the retirement age in China has been 60 for men and 55 for women. Important points: China …

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MODEL TENANCY ACT

The Union Cabinet has approved the Model Tenancy Act to be sent to the States and Union Territories to enact legislation or amend laws on rental properties. The draft Act had been published by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in 2019. Important points: Mandatory for there to be a written agreement between the property owner and the …

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MODEL TENANCY ACT

The Union Cabinet has approved the Model Tenancy Act to be sent to the States and Union Territories to enact legislation or amend laws on rental properties. The draft Act had been published by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in 2019. Important points: Mandatory for there to be a written agreement between the property owner and the …

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