Weekly Current Affairs Mains (12th to 18th April, 2019)

JallianwalaBagh - 100 Years

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (12th to 18th April, 2019)

 

Topic : Humanise the law: draft Indian Forest Act

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Ecology & Environment

 

Context:

Humanise the law draft Indian Forest Act

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has finalized the first draft of the comprehensive amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927 (IFA).

 

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FOREST ACT

 


 

Topic : Representation of the People Act, 1951

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Polity

 

What is Representation of the People Act, 1951 of India?

Representation of the People Act, 1951

The Representation of People Act, 1951(RPA) is an act of Parliament of India, which provides for the following:

  • Conduct of elections of the Houses of Parliament and to the House or Houses of the Legislature of each State
  • Details about the structure of administrative machinery for the conduct of elections
  • Qualifications and disqualifications for membership of those Houses
  • Corrupt practices and other offences at or in connection with such elections and the decision of doubts and disputes arising out of or in connection with such elections.

 

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Representation of people Act

 


 

 

Topic : Ambedkar’s ideas of social justice still haunt country’s constitutional apparatus

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1: Indian Society

 

Context:

Ambedkar

President Ram NathKovind and Prime Minister NarendraModi paid homage to Dalit social reformer and father of the Indian Constitution Dr BR Ambedkar on his 128th birth anniversary, also known as AmbedkarJayanti or BhimJayanti. A social reformer, economist and jurist, BR Ambedkar was the force behind the Dalit Buddhist Movement in India.

 

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AMBEDKAR

 


 

Topic : Monsoons to be well distributed in India: IMD

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Geography

 

Context:

Monsoons to be well distributed in India IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) recently forecast that the coming south west monsoon season is likely to be near normal, with a rainfall of 96 per cent of the long period average with a model error of plus or minus five per cent.

 

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MONSOON

 


 

 

Topic : JallianwalaBagh – 100 Years

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1: Modern History

 

Context:

JallianwalaBagh - 100 Years

The Year 2019 marks the Centenary of the JallianwalaBagh Massacre, also known as the Amritsar Massacre that occurred on April 13, 1919.

 

 

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Jallianwala Bagh - 100 Years

 


 

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