CLAT 2018 CURRENT AFFAIRS - 26th MAY 2017


I BIHAR :

  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar passed total liquor ban and in future to campaign against dowry and child marriage on Gandhi Jayanti.

  • Online filling of FIR soon in Bihar – assured by Bihar Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh

II SECOND WORLD WAR : BOMBERS

  • Scientists have located two B-25 bombers, used in the Second World War, that went missing over 70 years ago in the waters off Papua New Guinea.

  • WHO ? A team consisting of scientists from the University of California San Diego and the University of Delaware and members of non-profit organisation BentProp found the planes

III INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

  • China started One Belt One Road (OBOR) project

  • India and Japan on unveiled a vision document for the Asia Africa Growth Corridor.

  • WHAT WILL THEY DO ? They are enhancing capacity and skills; building quality infrastructure and connecting institutions; development and cooperation projects in health, farming, manufacturing and disaster management; and people-to-people partnerships.

  • New economic zone coming up around Kenya’s Mombasa port with Japan’s assistance.

IV KASHMIR

  • The social media ban, was largely circumvented by consumers by using virtual private network (VPN),

  • RESPONSE ! The government invoked the Indian Telegraph Act 1885 last month to direct all telecom service providers to block social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp along with video sharing site YouTube.

V SCIENCE

  • WHO ? A team from Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has found a way to prevent bacterial infection on orthopaedic implants without using chemicals.

  • USAGE ? The etched titanium surface is marked by randomly spaced nanopillars of 1 micrometre height and this makes it capable of killing infection-causing bacteria that adhere to the surface.

  • PUBLICATION : The results were published in the journal Scientific Reports .

VI LEGAL PARADOX

  • WORDS : The powerful, rich and influential obtain bail promptly and with ease, whereas the masses/the common/the poor languish in jails

  • WHO SAID THESE : The 268th report of the Law Commission led by former Supreme Court judge, Justice B.S. Chauhan,

  • IMPORTANT FACTS : Over 60 per cent of arrests were unnecessary and such arrests accounted for 42.3 per cent of jail expenditure.

VII Jude Ratnam’sDemons in Paradiseoffers memories of the civil war in Sri Lanka

VIII : IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL FIGURES :

  • German President - Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

  • Spain Prime Minister - Mariano Rajoy.

  • Russia President - President Vladimir Putin.

  • France President - Macron

VIII : INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT

  • ACTION ! Benami Prohibition Units (BPUs) all over India opened by Income Tax department.

  • ACT ! It started initiating actions under the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 from November 1 last year.

  • PUNISHMENT ! The law provides for a maximum punishment of seven years in jail and a fine.

IX BOMB BLAST- Shoaib knew Sainuddin and Sarfuddin, the two persons held for allegedly providing electronic chips used in bombs for the 2008 blasts, and helped the operatives of Indian Mujahideen and SIMI .

X DEFENCE

  • Strategic Partnership (SP) model provide for promoting Indian private industry participation in defence manufacturing has come into effect.

  • MAIN POLICY : Defence Procurement Policy (DPP).

  • Guidelines given by : Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) of the Defence Ministry

XI Cuban boa — snakes hunt in crew – found lately by researchers

XII Rohtang Pass is in Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh - the pass connects Kullu to the tribal district of Lahaul .

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