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
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).
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?
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.
Topic : Ambedkar’s ideas of social justice still haunt country’s constitutional apparatus
Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1: Indian Society
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.
Topic : Monsoons to be well distributed in India: IMD
Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Geography
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.
Topic : JallianwalaBagh – 100 Years
Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1: Modern History
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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