Daily News Prescription | 14 December 2019

Daily News Prescription - 14 December 2019

Updated on 14 December, 2019

Target 2020 Current Affairs
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GS2: Governance

Delhi govt. gives green signal to set up fast-track courts (TH)Matter to be taken up in the Cabinet for approval: GahlotThe Delhi Government has given the green signal to set up 16 more fast-track special courts (FTSCs) to deal with sexual assault cases against women and children in the city.

Targets missed, Accessible India campaign’s deadline extended (TH)It aims at making public spaces friendly for the disabled. The deadline for the government’s Accessible India campaign that aims at making public spaces friendly for persons with disabilities has been extended due to “slow progress,” the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has informed the Lok Sabha. The deadline for the government’s Accessible India campaign that aims at making public spaces friendly for persons with disabilities has been extended due to “slow progress,” the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has informed the Lok Sabha.

Assembly unanimously passes A.P. Disha Act (TH)Law aims at awarding capital punishment to the guilty in specified offences against women and to expedite trial in such cases within 21 days of committing the crime.Days after the rape and murder of the 26-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad, which sparked off a national outrage, Andhra Pradesh became the first State to enact a law aimed at awarding capital punishment to the guilty in specified offences against women and to expedite trial in such cases within 21 days of committing the crime.

 GS2: International Relations

The day of Boris (TH)Boris Johnson faces a battle for Britain (TH)Strong show by SNP and Irish nationalists raises concerns about independence movements gaining momentum.Prime Minister Boris Johnson may be revelling in his mighty election victory but the results in Scotland and Northern Ireland have hinted at battles ahead in trying to keep the U.K. together.

GS3:Economy

  Savings with a bonus — financial peace of mind (TH)The confidence that ordinary Indian savers repose in guaranteed return prod The Government can ensure that Indian savers have access to simple fixed return products offering safety of capital.The confidence that ordinary Indian savers repose in guaranteed return products has been subjected to hard knocks of late. First there was the scare about public sector banks being placed under prompt corrective action by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Then there were the defaults by AAA-rated non-banks. Recently, the RBI’s strictures on Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank Limited (PMC) have opened a can of worms on the safety of co-operative banks, and the gaps in the working of deposit insurance.

Twin troubles (TH) Exports contract for fourth month in a row (TH)Exports contract for fourth straight month (Mint)India’s trade deficit narrowed to $12.12 billion in November from $17.58 billion a year ago, according to the commerce ministry figures released on Friday.Merchandise exports contracted for the fourth consecutive month in November to $25.98 billion, while imports fell to $38.11 billion.

 Improving the Code (IE) the Union cabinet approved amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) aimed at strengthening its functioning. The amendments seek to ring-fence assets of companies from offences committed by the previous management or promoters

 GS3: Environment 

Ganga Council meet today, River Cities, dolphins on the agenda (IE)The National Ganga Council, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is set to meet for the first time at Kanpur on Saturday with a proposal to save and enhance the population of the Gangetic Dolphin, to discuss the concept of ‘River Cities’ and an action plan to provide sewer connection to every household in towns along the Ganga and its tributaries.

Seaweed is a very scalable solution to the climate crisis (Mint)Globally, clean tech is the cheapest way to generate energy. But fossil fuel companies keep on getting subsidies from the government.There are extremely dangerous times ahead. Having a discussion and trying to persuade—those days are now over

 


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