Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 03 JULY 2019
Centre adopts multi-pronged approach to tackle illegal migrants
- The government has adopted a multi-pronged approach to ensure
effective surveillance and domination of international borders to check
infiltration of illegal migrants.
- He said the Home Ministry has issued instructions to States and
Union Territories advising them to ensure that no Aadhaar card is issued to
- Mr Reddy said state governments have further been advised to
cancel other state-level identification documents fraudulently obtained by
- In another instance Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba has asked
Maoist-affected States to increase the number of inter-State operations and
conduct joint operations.
- The Home Ministry convened a meeting of eight Left Wing Extremism
(LWE)-affected States to review the various aspects of security and the
ongoing development projects.
Supreme court seeks report on cash transfer schemes from EC
- The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Election
Commission of India (ECI) on a plea to declare the implementation of direct
cash transfer schemes such as the PM KisanSammanNidhi scheme, by “parties in
power” in the Centre and six States immediately before or during polls as
“illegal and unconstitutional” and contrary to the “right of equal
participation of each citizen in polity.”
- The Court issued the notice on a writ petition filed by
PentapatiPullaRao, represented by senior advocate Santosh Pal and advocate
Sravan Kumar. Mr.Rao was a contestant from the Eluru Parliamentary
constituency in Andhra Pradesh on a JanaSena Party ticket.
- Mr.Rao has arraigned, besides the ECI, the Centre and States
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand as
respondents in the petition. He alleged that these States had done cash
transactions to sections of voters under various direct cash transfer
schemes during or just before the polls.
- The plea sought action under Article 324 and Section 123 of the
Representation of People Act.
Centre ratifies agreement to curb BEPS
- The government announced on Tuesday that it had ratified the
international agreement to curb base erosion and profits shifting (BEPS), a
bid to stop companies from moving their profits out of the country and
depriving the government of tax revenue.
- The MLI is a result of concerted work by the G20 countries to
tackle the issue of base erosion and profit shifting, something that affects
- “The MLI will be applied alongside existing tax treaties,
modifying their application in order to implement the BEPS measures.”Out of
93 tax treaties notified by India, 22 countries have already ratified the
MLI so far and the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with these
countries will be modified by MLI.
- For the remaining countries with tax treaties with India, the MLI
will come into force when they ratify it. The MLI will come into force for
India from October 1, 2019.
Centre extends KCC scheme to fisheries and animal husbandry sector
- Government has extended the facility of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to
fisheries and animal husbandry farmers to help them meet their working
capital needs. Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and
Dairying, Pratap Chandra Sarangi said this in a written reply in LokSabha
- He said, the KCC facility will help fisheries and animal husbandry
farmers to meet their short term credit requirements of rearing of animals,
poultry birds and other aquatic organisms and capture of fish.
- Under Kisan Credit Card facility, for the existing KCC holders the
credit limit is three lakh rupees to meet their working capital
- Under KCC, interest subvention is available for animal husbandry
and fisheries farmers at the rate of two per cent per annum at the time of
disbursal of loan and additional interest subvention of three per cent per
annum in case of prompt repayment.
Bangladesh PM embraces relationship with India
- Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, its ties with
India are organic and they go beyond a few billion dollars of trade as both
countries have shed blood together during the liberation struggle of the
- She was speaking at the meeting of the World Economic Forum in
Dalian on the first day of her five-day visit to China yesterday. Ms Hasina
said, despite differences in size and capacity compared to India, Bangladesh
can only secure its peace and security through sustainable development and
- She said Bangladesh and India are joining hands to develop the
river navigation between the two countries.
::SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY::
India to become co investigator in NASA mission
- NASA has selected Texas-based Southwest Research Institute to lead
its PUNCH mission which will image the Sun. This is a landmark mission that
will image regions beyond the Sun’s outer corona. Dipankar Banerjee, solar
physicist from Indian Institute of Astrophysics is also a Co-Investigator of
the PUNCH mission.
- PUNCH, which stands for “Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and
Heliosphere,” is focused on understanding the transition of particles from
the Sun’s outer corona to the solar wind that fills interplanetary space.
- “The Sun and the solar wind are one interconnected system, but
[these] have until recently been studied using entirely different
technologies and scientific approaches,” explains Prof. Banerjee.
- India is planning to send up its own satellite Aditya-L1, a
mission to study the Sun’s corona, and Prof. Banerjee is the co-Chair of the
Science Working Group. “We expect co-ordinated observations of Aditya and
PUNCH in order to understand our space weather environment,” he says.