Current Affairs – July 1, 2011
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Rights To Disabled: Final draft submitted to the Central Government Final draft of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2011” to Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment by a Committee appointed by the Ministry Expert Committee’s Chairperson: of Dr (Mrs) Sudha Kaul, Vice Chairperson, Indian Institute for Cerebral Palsy, Kolkata Objective: 1. Proposed new legislation ensures wide-ranging rights to disabled persons as per International Standards 2. The new legislation to replace the existing: ‘Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act,1995′ 3. The suggested Law attempts to revoke the 1995 Act to substitute it with a comprehensive rights based law as per the provisions of the UNCRPD (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment: Mukul Wasnik Peter Burleigh: Interim USA Ambassador in India Peter Burleigh took the charge of the USA Mission in India as an Interim US Ambassador Assumed duties as the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission in India till a permanent Ambassador is appointed To succeed Mr. Timothy J Roemer, who completed his term Mr. Peter Burleigh is fluent in Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, and Sinhalese “Adopt a Tree” Campaign of World Wide Fund (WWF) to start July 4, 2011 WWF (World Wide Fund) to start its yearly “Adopt a Tree Campaign” July 4, 2011 Vigorous involvement of diverse institutions, corporate houses, resident welfare associations and Students In 2005 the Campaign was initiated Objective: Promoting plantation of native species in Delhi as they are more favorable to local environment WWF to extend the reach of the campaign reach to other states from this year WWF provides tree saplings free of cost, with only one commitment –’ to nurture the sapling into a tree‘ About 3,000 saplings adopted in the year 2010 Database of the saplings distributed maintained and periodical followups done in order to keep the track of the Trees and ensure that the sapling is well nurtured New Chairman of the Railway Board: Vinay Mittal Vinay Mittal took over as the new Chairman of the Railway Board
Sharma: Noted scholar in Political Science To succeed: Mr. M. 2. the oldest court in India Rs 13. Veerappa Moily e-Payment of Tax introduced in Puducherry Puducherry Chief Minister: N Rangasamy Mr. M.000 Crore rupees for 3 years Objective: 1. Paonta Sahib and Amb towns ‘Holiday Courts’ to work on weekly off days (Sundays and second Saturday every month) and on gazetted holidays – both State and Central Objective: 1.1975 batch Officer of Indian Railway Traffic Service Mr.M. 3.000 Crore to be spent this year for the project out of total allocation of Rs 21. Mittal succeeded Mr. 4. health policy and other benefits to improve quality of life for Lawyers and others involved in the Legal Profession 6. provident fund. To assist litigants employed either in Government or semi-Government offices to attend to their legal matters on their off days ‘Holiday Courts’ part of the High Court’s Mission Mode Programme ‘Mobile Traffic Magistrate Courts’ in Himanchal Pradesh
. Baddi. Fast disposal of pending Cases To dispose off 40% of cases in subordinate courts To refurbish the infrastructure in the Courts Introduction of modern facilities in courts Extending insurance cover. Vivek Sahai ‘Mission Mode Programme for reduction of pendency of arrears in courts’ launched Launch of ‘Mission Mode Programme for reduction of pendency of arrears in courts’ in the country by Mr. B. Mahendra Kumawat Mr Sharma was working as Vice Chancellor of the Kota University ‘Holiday Courts’ for employees by Himanchal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh High Court proclaimed establishment of ‘Holiday Courts‘ the year-end Special ‘holiday courts’ to be set up in Shimla. N Rangaswamy inaugurated e-payment of tax in Puducherry BM Sharma: New RPSC Chairman Mr. Veerappa Moily Launched on the occasion of 150th year of establishment of the Calcutta High Court. 5. B M Sharma appointed the Chairman of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission(RPSC) Mr. Target to reduce pending cases in all the High Courts in the country from 15 years to 3 years besides sub-ordinate courts Union Law Minister: Mr.
000 and a Citation. No pre-2005 case to remain pending in the high court by the end of this year ‘Mobile Traffic Magistrate Courts’ part of the High Court’s Mission Mode Programme Cricket Board of Sri Lanka dissolved Sri Lankan Govt dissolved the country’s Cricket Board Reason: In the midst of claims of corruption and mismanagement The Board run by political appointees on a temporary basis Board’s debts rose over $15 million after co-hosting this year’s world cup with India and Bangladesh New Commandant of OTA: Maj Gen Rajavelu Major General U M Rajavelu.‘Mobile Traffic Magistrate Courts’ in Himanchal Pradesh The High Court of Himanchal Pradesh directed the subordinate courts to establish ‘mobile traffic magistrate courts’ in Shimla. K. To dispose of cases pertaining to petty offences and those under the Motor Vehicles Act 2.00. presented by theICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)
New Union Home Secretary: Raj Singh Mr. Singh to succeed G. Pillai Mr. Sena Medal took the command of the OTA (Officers Training Academy) OTA: India’s premier Defence Training establishement Succeeded Commandant Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee Gita instructions in Schools of MP Gita instructions to be taught in Madhya Pradesh Schools Earlier Surya Namaskaar (Sun Salutation) and singing of the National Song: Vande Mataram was initiated Implemented in Classes I to X in the current academic session Both Surya Namaskaar and Vande Mataram voluntary and the minorities exempted from it in MP National Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award for Krishi Vigyan Kendra Bastar division’s Krishi Vigyan Kendra selected for the National Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award. Raj Kumar Singh took over as the new Union Home Secretary Mr. 2010-11 Reason for Awarding: For promotion and transfer of agricultural technology in tribal areas Composition of Award: Rs 2. Raj Kumar Singh: Bihar cadre IAS officer of the 1975 batch Public Library opened in Kashmir in the memory of 17th Century Poet Gani Kashmiri
. Mandi and Dharamsala towns Objective: 1.
Integrated Basin Development and Livelihood Programme 2. which would offer front end operations like collection of applications.The Department of Libraries and Research (DL&R) opened a Public Library and reading room in Kashmir Library devoted to the memory of the legendary Persian poet of the 17th century Kashmir. To facilitate speedy disbursement of passports 2. human resource development to both officials and Fish Farmers Objective: 1. Huge increase in the number of applications in the recent times throughout the country in view of a number of people travelling abroad Anil K Sobti: Project Director. Nawang Rigzin Jora Aquaculture Mission to be launched by the Meghalaya Government An Aquaculture Mission to be launched by the Meghalaya Government NFDB (National Fisheries Development Board) to provide all essential support and aid to the Meghalaya Government in terms of grants. recording of bio-metric details and photographs of the applicants in the PSKs Women’s panel renamed by Pakistan Pakistan’s National Commission on the Status of Women to be known as the ‘National Commission for Women’ An autonomous body following the devolution of the ministry of women’s development Kerala Chief Minister’s Office to go LIVE on Internet
. Ministry of External Affairs To open 77 PSKs across the country under public-private partnership mode by the Union Ministry of External Affairs 15 Mini Passport Seva Kendras also to be opened. Passport Seva Project. one of which would be located in Puducherry All the PSKs to be functional by January 2012 Ministry signed MOU with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Gani Kashmiri Inaugurated at Rajouri Kadal in the old Srinagar city Minister for Tourism & Culture. infrastructure. To make livelihood in the rural areas attractive by creating and ensuring opportunities thereby minimizing the migration of the rural population to the urban areas Chief Minister of Meghalya: Mukul Sangma Passport Seva Kendras and Mini Passport Seva Kendras for speedy issuance of passports Passport Seva Kendras (PSK)/Mini Passport Seva Kendras introduced by the Union Ministry of External Affairs Objective: 1.
To deal with the most vital classroom challenge. To build up products that would assist teachers deal with disparity in aptitude of students while students remain occupied in subject topics through entertaining media like videos The Govt also encouraged the initiatives and supported for growing the corporate Mexus established across Orissa in less than 3 months Mexus united across the schooling domain from the oldest missionary school to upcoming international institutions
. A person wishing to send any information can log on and upload what they want and the advice would be further be looked 4. he went for the facility but it was operational only when he was in his chamber Nakul Patil. Facility to be extended to other Minister’s office also In 2004 also when Mr.gov.keralacm. To present a platform to capitalize on the participation of students in academics and learning in and beyond the school 2. CIDCO Chairman passes away CIDCO: City and Industrial Development Corporation CIDCO Chairman and former MLA Nakul Patil passed way Iken School Eco System in Orissa by Mexus Education ”The Iken School EcoSystem” launched by Mexus Education Under the The Educate India 2011 programme by Mexus Education Objective: 1. running different Intelligence activity of their class at ease in the brief 40 minutes of their session 3. All meetings and press conferences and cabinet briefing to be available live on the site 3. An IDEA-BANK named ‘Vision 2030‘ there on the website to invite Ideas from people 4 cameras have been placed inside office and chamber. Chandy was CM.Chief Minister of Kerala: Oommen Chandy Chief Minister’s Office to go LIVE on Internet One can Log onto www. To ensure Transparency 2.in any time of the day and see the live footage of the Kerala Chief Minister’s chamber and Office Objective: 1.