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Morsi under pressure to withdraw decree

Pressure has increased on Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi demanding withdrawal of powers he has given to protect himself and Islamist-led assembly writing a new constitution from a looming threat of dissolution by court order.
What powers Morsi decreed?

  • He declared that all presidential decisions would be immune from legal challenge.
  • He gave immunity to the committee writing the constitution from dissolution from court order.

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NACP-IV targets zero infection, zero death and zero stigma

National AIDS Control Programme-IV (NACP-IV) has targeted to reach zero infection, zero stigma and zero deaths. India has registered 56% decline in new infections.

  • National AIDS Control Programme-I (1992-1999): The main objective of the project was to slow the spread of HIV to reduce future morbidity, mortality, and the impact of AIDS by initiating a major effort in the prevention of HIV transmission.
  • National AIDS Control Programme Phase II (1999-2004) had the main objectives to reduce the spread of HIV infection in India; and Strengthen India’s capacity to respond to HIV/AIDS on a long-term basis.
  • NACP-III, launched in 2007, had set the goals of Halting and Reversing the epidemic by 2012.

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Land Acquisition Bill finalized by Ministry of Rural Development

The Ministry of Rural Development finalized the draft of Land Acquisition bill. As per the draft bill the government will require consent from 80% of the land owners for acquiring land for any project, be it owned by state or the private industry or under a PPP.

The bill is expected to be tabled in the running winter session.

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