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11 May keywords




11th MAY 2017

1.      Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) 1976

  • It barred foreign donations to political parties.
  • It was replaced by FCRA, 2010 which also bars foreign donations to political parties

2.      Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS)

  • It will allow a litigant to digitally file a case and watch its progress on a realtime basis
  • A step towards a paperless Supreme Court
  • CJI proposed to integrate the system with all the 24 High Courts and the subordinate courts.

3.      Operation Bluestar, 1984

  • an Indian military operation ordered by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
  • to remove militant religious leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his militant armed followers from the Harmandir Sahib Complex (Golden Temple) in Amritsar, Punjab.

4.      Multidrug Resistant-Tuberculosis (MDR-TB)

  • a version of TB where patients do not respond to first-line drugs; at least isoniazid and rifampicin, the two most powerful anti-TB drugs.
  • Two new TB drugs, Bedaquiline and Delamanid required

5.      Aadhaar Act of 2016

  • The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2016
  • passed as a money bill
  • aims to provide legal backing to the Aadhaar unique identification number project.

6.      Rail Development Authority (RDA)

  • Proposed to recommend :

                                   i.     tariff structures for passenger and freight operations,

                                  ii.     set performance standards for rail operations and

                                iii.     create a level playing policy for private sector participation.

7.      National Policy on Marine Fisheries, 2017      

  • to meet the multi-dimensional and growing needs of the marine fisheries sector for the next one decade.
  • an ‘Implementation Plan' that will specify the action points under each recommendation contained in the Policy.
  • also have a ‘Monitoring and Evaluation' section that will address the timeliness and efficacy of implementation.
  • Make marine fisheries sector in India

                       i.            sustainable and well-managed entity,

                      ii.            ensuring enhanced utilization of the harvest for human consumption;

                    iii.            employment, gender equity and livelihoods;

                    iv.            inter-generational equity and equality;

                     v.            provision of food security and nutrition; and

                    vi.            creation of wealth and prosperity in the sector.

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