Current Affairs One Liners
Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has been given the charge of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs following the untimely demise of incumbent Minister Ananth Kumar on November 12. President Ram Nath Kovind assigned the charge to Tomar.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch the modern communication satellite GSAT-29 onboard the rocket GSLV-Mark-Three. The flight would take place from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota.
The Supreme Court has declined early hearing of petitions in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul said it had already listed the appeals before the appropriate bench in January.
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has released Rs 113.36 crore to 6 Border States under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) to improve the condition of people living in these isolated locations. These 6 Border States are Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has inducted three major artillery gun systems, including the globally combat proven M777 A2 Ultra Light Howitzers, K-9 Vajra-Tracked Self Propelled Guns and 6x6 Field Artillery Tractors into the Army.
The Union Government has approved the operationalisation strategy for Operation Greens to ensure availability of tomato, onion and potato throughout the country round the year without price volatility.
India and Japan signed loan agreement worth Rs 1817 crore for construction of Turga Pumped Storage Hydel Project. On completion, this project will contribute to Industrial Development and Living Standard Improvement in the West Bengal.
The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogi established an in house ‘think tank’ to strengthen the knowledge infrastructure of Supreme Court of India. To this end, the CJI redefined the mandate of Centre for Research and Planning (CRP) to meet the “fast expanding knowledge needs of judiciary”.
The Supreme Court on October 31, 2018 ruled that a live-in partner can seek maintenance under the Domestic Violence Act, 2005. The bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices U.U. Lalit and K.M. Joseph observed that the 2005 Act provides an “efficacious remedy” for maintenance even if the victim is not a legally wedded wife.