Current Affairs – July, 2018

STA-1: India becomes first South Asian country to get access to US cutting-edge technology

United States has designated India as Strategic Trade Authorization-1 (STA-1) country that will allow country to buy highly advanced and cutting-edge sensitive technologies from America. This coveted status brings India in par with US’s closest allies and partners such as NATO. STA-1 designation authorizes export, re-export and transfer (in-country) of specified items on Commerce Control Read More…

Scutoid: Scientists discover new shape after studying human cells

Scientists have identified new shape called scutoid while studying epithelial cells. Epithelial tissue is one of four kinds of tissue that forms human bodym  which  acts as safety shield of body that make up cell walls lining our blood vessels and organs. Scutoid shape has five sides on one end and six on the other and Read More…

Lok Sabha passes Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Lok Sabha has passed Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018 by voice vote to replace Ordinance promulgated by President in May 2018. It amends Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 which sets up Central Council of Homoeopathy and regulates homoeopathic education and practice Key Features of Bill Supersession of Central Council: The Bill amends 1973 Act Read More…

India Post Payments Bank to start operations with 650 branches in August 2018

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) is expected to go live with 650 branches in addition to 3,250 access points co-located at post offices in August, 2018 following final clearance from Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to start. RBI has given approval to IPPB after testing its entire system. Key Facts IPPB was incorporated on August Read More…

Lok Sabha passes Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Lok Sabha has passed Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. The Bill replaces ordinance promulgated by President in April 2018 and amends Indian Penal Code (IPC), Criminal Procedure Code, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Indian Evidence Read More…