Maharashtra Assembly Approved Social Boycott Bill 2016
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on 13 April unanimously approved the Prohibition of Social Boycott Bill, 2016. The bill seeks to crack down on extra-judicial bodies like caste and community panchayats. With this Maharashtra became first state in the country to adopt a comprehensive law to root out oppression carried out by parallel justice delivery system (kangaroo court) in the name of age old traditions, caste and religion.
India and Germany Signed Agreement On Namami Gange Programme
Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and German International Cooperation (GIZ) on 13 April signed an Implementation agreement for Ganga Rejuvenation under the Namami Gange Programme in New Delhi. The agreement was signed in the presence of the German Ambassador to India, Martin Ney and Secretary, and Shashi Shekhar, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. The objective of the agreement is to enable responsible stakeholders at state and national level to apply integrated river basin management approach for the rejuvenation of the Ganga River.
Haryana Renames Gurgaon as Gurugram
“Haryana Government on 12 April decided to rename Gurgaon as Gurugram and Mewat as Nuh. In this regard, Chief Minister Manohar Lal has approved the proposal to change the names of Gurgaon and Mewat. The decision to change the name of Gurgaon was taken on the basis of the representations received at several forums by the people of Gurgaon. Gurgaon had been a centre of learning where the princes, Pandavas and Kauravas, used to get education from Guru Dronacharya and at that time the city was known as Gurugram. However, Mewat is not a town, in fact it is a geographical and cultural unit spread beyond Haryana in the adjoining States of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The Headquarters of Mewat district is at Nuh town. The decision of changing its name was taken following the demand of people of area and the elected representatives. They had been demanding that the name of Mewat be changed as Nuh.”
Objective Type Current Affairs :
|1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 April 2016 launched ‘Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’ from which state?
a) Madhya Pradesh
Answer : A
|2. Identify the network for which Union Cabinet approved India to become a member to strengthen relations with the other member countries to safeguard trans-boundary wildlife on 13 April 2016?
a) Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System (WEMS)
b) Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
c) Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN)
d) South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN)
Answer : D
|3. Identify the Programme under which India and Germany signed an Implementation agreement for Ganga Rejuvenation on 13 April 2016.
a) Ganga Rejuvenation Programme
b) Holy Ganga Purify Programme
c) Namami Gange Programme
d) None of the above
Answer : C
|4. Who on 12 April 2016 was appointed the Director General of Haryana Police?
a) K P Singh
b) Yashpal Singhal
c) K Selvaraj
d) Satrujeet Singh Kapur
Answer : A
|5. Kalash (Kalasha), a community of a Dardic indigenous people with a population of around 3000 resides in which country?
Answer : A