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Whcih bill has been introduced by the government recently in the Lok Sabha to provide regulation for the use and application of DNA Technology for establishing the identity of certain categories of persons?
The government introduced DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2018 in the Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to provide regulation for the use and application of DNA Technology for establishing the identity of certain categories of persons including the victims, offenders, suspects, under trials, missing persons and others.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs inked a MoU with which ministry to promote Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and forest produce?
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Ministriy of AYUSH
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Ministries of AYUSH and Tribal Affairs inked a MoU to promote Medicinal and
Aromatic Plants and forest produce for livelihood development of tribal people. National Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Board will identify potential medicinal plant species of the tribal areas.The MoU will support training and awareness program on Good Agricultural Practices & Good Field Collection Practices.
Who has been appointed as the Chief of United Nations Human Rights?
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Michelle Bachelet as the Chief of United Nations Human Rights.Bachelet also served in 2010 as the first director of UN Women, the UN agency promoting gender equality worldwide.Also, she was Chile's first woman president and served the post twice- 2006-10 and 2014-18.
Competition Commission of India (CCI) had approved U.S. retail giant Walmart’s proposed acquisition of which of the following companies?
The Competition Commission (CCI) had approved U.S. retail giant Walmart’s
proposed acquisition of Flipkart. In May 2018, Walmart announced the acquisition of 77%
stake in Flipkart, the biggest takeover by the U.S. company till date. The transaction values
the 11-year-old Indian e-commerce company at $20.8 billion. Deals beyond a certain
threshold are required to get clearance from the CCI.
Who has been elected as the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman for which the elections were
held on 9th August 2018?
Harivansh Narayan Singh has been elected as the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman
by defeating the joint Opposition candidate BK Hariprasad. Elections for the post of the
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman were held on 9th August 2018.Harivansh, a journalist by
profession, has worked as additional media adviser of former Prime Minister Chandra
Who won International Geography Bee World Championship,2018.
An eighth-century stone sculpture of Goddess Durga and a third century limestone sculpture 'Head of a Male Deity' will be returned to India by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest museum in the US.
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) asked the State Bank of India (SBI) to make it possible to donate to the Clean Ganga Fund (CGF) from ATMs. It is aimed at making the donation easier for the public to participate in the efforts.