Current Affairs – August, 2018

World Senior Citizens Day: 21 August

The World Senior Citizens Day is celebrated every year on 21 August across the world raise awareness of the condition of elder people and support them through the process of senescence. This day is observed to raise awareness about factors and issues affecting older people, such as deterioration with age and examine issues that affect Read More…

Government designates NCRB to curb online child pornography and sexual violence

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has designated National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) as nodal authority to curb online child pornography, sexual violence and rape videos. It was decided by high-level meeting to discuss recommendations on ways to curb “sexual violence” videos involving women and children. Key Facts NCRB can act on such online child Read More…

SC scraps use of option in Rajya Sabha elections

Supreme Court scrapped use of NOTA (none of the above) option for Rajya Sabha elections, saying it defeats fairness in indirect elections, destroys democratic values and serves as Satan of defection and corruption. The ruling was given by three judges bench of SC comprising of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justices A M Khanwilkar Read More…

World Mosquito Day: August 20

The World Mosquito Day is observed every year on August 20 to raise awareness about the causes of malaria. The observance of the day seeks to created awareness to prevent and also to fundraise for research into the cure of malaria. Background World Mosquito Day also marks groundbreaking discovery of British doctor, Sir Ronald Ross Read More…

September 2018 will be observed National Nutrition Month

Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has announced to observe September 2018 as the National Nutrition Month to mark the country’s fight against malnutrition. The month-long intensive campaign will be undertaken with an aim of reaching every household with message of nutrition — ‘har ghar poshan tyohar’ (every house a celebration of nutrition). National Read More…