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World Customs Organization 80th Session of the Policy Commission of the World Customs Organization (WCO) was held recently in Mumbai. The Session was organized by the WCO and hosted by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC). About WCO: The World Customs Organization (WCO), established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) is an independent […]

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‘Krishna Kutir’ Union Ministry of Women and Child Development recently inaugurated widows’ home ‘Krishna Kutir’at Vrindavan in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. The construction of the home was funded by Central Government and it will be managed by the Uttar Pradesh Government. Krishna Kutir: Krishna Kutir is a special home for 1000 widows set under Swadhar Greh scheme and is the […]

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Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), one of India’s premier avian research institutes, has started operating its first regional centre on the campus of Wetland Research and Training Centre near Chilika Lake. Key facts: With opening up its branch in Odisha, the BNHS would be engaged in identifying the air route […]

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Article 35A Article 35A of the Constitution is now being vigorously contested with its constitutional validity being challenged before the Supreme Court. It has managed to create widespread legal and political controversy, despite it not even finding a mention in the regular sequential text of the Constitution. What is Article 35A? Article 35A is a […]

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Health policies to cover mental illness Insurance regulator IRDAI has issued a circular directing insurers to cover mental illness, which has reached serious proportions in the country. What’s the issue? The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 — which came into force from May 29 — has made it mandatory to provide “for medical insurance for treatment of […]

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Health policies to cover mental illness Insurance regulator IRDAI has issued a circular directing insurers to cover mental illness, which has reached serious proportions in the country. What’s the issue? The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 — which came into force from May 29 — has made it mandatory to provide “for medical insurance for treatment of […]

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11th World Hindi Conference Theme: “Vaishvik Hindi Aur Bharatiy Sanskriti“. About the conference: The event, held once in three years, is dedicated to Hindi language. It sees participation from Hindi scholars, writers and laureates from different parts of the world who contribute to the language. Key facts for Prelims: The decision to organize the 11th edition of […]

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Global Liveability Index The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released the Global Liveability Index 2018. The index ranks 140 global cities based on their living conditions. The liveability index quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual’s lifestyle in 140 cities worldwide, and assesses which locations provide the best living conditions. PARAMETERS OF […]

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Kanyashree scheme West Bengal government has announced that there would not be any ceiling for a family’s annual earnings to be a beneficiary under the UN award winning Kanyashree scheme. Currently, girls who belong to families with annual family income not more than Rs 1.20 lakh is entitled to get the benefits. The state government would also […]

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Uttarakhand high court appoints itself legal guardian of cows in state The Uttarakhand high court would henceforth act as the legal guardian of cows in the state. It has also issued some directions to the state government in this regard. Significance of the judgment: This is the first time in India that a court has had invoked […]