UPSC Prelims 2018 daily Current Affairs | Dated : 8/03/2018 : Thursday


PM FLAYS VANDALISM ON STATUES


WHAT HAPPENED ? Prime Minister came down heavily on incidents of vandalism of statues of leaders in various parts of the country .

THE REFLEX ACTION : The Home Ministry issued two strongly worded advisories to State governments to prevent such incidents from occurring.


RECENT INCIDENT :

  • Following the BJP’s victory in the Assembly polls in Tripura, a statue of late Soviet leader V.I. Lenin in Belonia town in the State had been vandalised.

  • Following this, a statue of Jan Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee was defaced in West Bengal.

  • A statue of Periyar in Vellore in Tamil Nadu was found vandalised


WHO IS RESPONSIBLE ? The District Magistrates and Superintendents of Police will be personally held responsible for any such incidents of vandalism of statues

AADHAAR NOT MANDATORY FOR NEET : SUPREME COURT STAYS CBSE NOTIFICATION


WHAT HAPPENED ? CBSE notification made AADHAR compulsory for NEET

RESPONSE : The same was challenged in Court.

FINALITY : Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a CBSE notification making it mandatory for aspirants to produce their Aadhaar or its enrolment proof mandatory in order to register or appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018.


RESULT : Aadhaar would continue to be voluntary till a final decision is taken by the court about its constitutional validity.


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NEWS : International Solar Alliance’s founding conference to be held at Delhi recently.

HOSTED BY ? Hosted jointly by India and France.

FACT TO BE NOTED : President Maduro is making his first visit to India .

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