Current Affairs – June, 2014

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France confers ‘Officer of the Legion of Honor’ upon actor Shahrukh Khan

France will confer the honor ‘Officer of the Legion of Honour’ upon Indian actor Shahrukh Khan for his contribution to Cinema.

Officier de la Legion d’Honneur (Officer of the Legion of Honour) is the highest award among Civilians and Military conferred by France upon French citizen as well as foreigners.

Shahrukh Khan is the second Bollywood actor after Amitabh Bachchan to be bestowed with Legion of Honour. Amitabh Bachchan received the honour in 2007.

Other Indian luminaries who have been decorated with France highest honor are Lata Mangeshkar and Satyajit Ray.

Previously, Shahrukh Khan was honored with Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the Government of France in 2007. The Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri in 2005.

Maharashtra govt approves 16% quota for Marathas, 5% for Muslims in jobs and education

Maharashtra government gave its nod to 16% reservation for Maratha community and 5% reservation for 50 backward Muslim communities in jobs and education in the state.

The move, which comes ahead of the Assembly elections in the state, will benefit nearly 43% of the state’s population — Marathas make up nearly 32% and Muslims constitute 10.6% of the state’s population. Now, the total reservation in the state has increased to 73%.

The Cabinet also gave nod for creating a new category called ‘Economically and Socially Backward Category (ESBS)’ under which Marathas will be given reservation.

The reservations, however, will not be applicable to the creamy layer of the society.

The government took into account the report of Narayan Rane Committee to clear the reservation proposal for the Maratha community in which the committee had collected empirical data to prove the backwardness of Marathas.

 

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