Weekly Current Affairs Mains (26th April to 2nd May, 2019)

Madras HC suggested on age of consent & age gap

Weekly Current Affairs Mains  (26th April to 2nd May, 2019)

 

Topic : HC curtails powers of Puducherry LG, said not to interfere in govt affairs

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

 

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HC curtails powers of Puducherry LG, said not to interfere in govt affairs

The Madras High Court recently said Lieutenant Governor (LG) does not have the power to interfere in the day-to-day activities of the union territory.

 

 

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Topic : Madras HC suggested on age of consent & age gap

Topic in Syllabus : General Studies 1: Indian Society

 

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Madras HC suggested on age of consent & age gap

The Madras High Court has suggested to redefine the definition of ‘Child’ under Section 2(d) of the POCSO Act as a person below 16 years of age instead of 18 years so that any consensual sex after the age of 16 or bodily contact or allied acts can be excluded from the rigorous provisions of the POCSO Act.

 

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Topic : One million species at risk of extinction, UN report warns

Topic in Syllabus : General Studies 3: Ecology & Environment

 

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One million species at risk of extinction, UN report warns

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

 

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Topic : Undergraduate ‘LOCF’ curriculum

Topic in Syllabus : General Studies 1: Indian Society

 

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Undergraduate ‘LOCF’ curriculum

Eighteen-year-olds entering college in a couple of months from now will follow a new curriculum for undergraduate courses that the University Grants Commission (UGC) believes will improve, among other things, their employability.

 

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Topic : WHO guidelines on physical activity for children under 5 years of age

Topic in Syllabus : General Studies 1: Indian Society

 

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WHO guidelines on physical activity for children under 5 years of age

World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age.

 

 

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