Weekly Current Affairs Mains (13th to 19th December, 2018)

Is it time to abolish the death penalty

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (13th to 19th December, 2018)

Topic: Defection cases should be disposed of within a timeframe: Vice President

 

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2 : Indian Polity

Defection cases should be disposed of within a timeframe

Context:

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu expressed concern over the manner in which the Judiciary and Speakers of Legislatures were dealing with cases of political defections and said it needed to be disposed of within a “specific timeframe.

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Topic: Is it time to abolish the death penalty?

 

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2 : Indian Judiciary

Is it time to abolish the death penalty

Introduction to capital punishment:

  • Capital punishment is the practice of executing someone as punishment for a specific crime after a proper legal trial.
  • It can only be used by a state, so when non-state organisations speak of having ‘executed’ a person they have actually committed a murder.

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Topic: Lok Sabha passes transgender rights Bill

 

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2 : Indian Polity

Lok Sabha passes transgender rights Bill

Context:

The Lok Sabha has passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, which seeks to empower the transgender community in the country by providing them a separate identity. The bill which was introduced in the parliament two years ago has been passed with 27 amendments. The primary objective of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, is to dene transgenders and prohibit discrimination against the transgender community.

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Topic: NITI Aayog releases Strategy for New India @ 75

 

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3 : Indian Economy

NITI Aayog releases Strategy for New India @ 75

Context:

The NITI Aayog recently unveiled its comprehensive national Strategy for New India, which defines clear objectives for 2022-23. It is a detailed exposition acrossforty-one crucial areas, that recognizesthe progress already made, identifies binding constraints, and suggests the way forward for achieving the clearly stated objectives.

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Topic: Making every citizen an auditor

 

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2 : Indian Governance

Making every citizen an auditor

Context:

A good auditor is a good listener” said President Ram Nath Kovind during his recent speech at the 29th Accountants General Conference. “You will not only see the accounts in their books, but also listen to their accounts,” he said.

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