Current Affairs – November, 2013

Sun to swap its polarity within weeks: NASA

According to the US space agency NASA, the Sun’s magnetic field will reverse its polarity within weeks. Although the event is normal and not catastrophic, it will send ripple effects throughout the solar system. Why the Sun switches its polarity? The sun swaps its polarity, flipping its magnetic north and south, once every 11 years through an internal Read More…

Greenpeace to protest arrests of activists by Russia

Greenpeace India will hold a protest across 30 cities in India from Saturday, demanding the release of their 30 counterparts arrested by the Russian authorities in the Arctic region in September 2013. Russian authorities arrested these activists who were protesting peacefully in the Arctic against the drilling in the region. The authorities seized the Greenpeace ship Read More…

China to relax one-child policy

In a major policy shift, China has announced to ease its one-child policy as part of its reforms package. As per the announcement, couples in which one member is an only child will be allowed to have two children. While most people in China are still only allowed to have one child, some groups, including ethnic Read More…

China to move towards mixed ownership economy to check economic slowdown

The Chinese leadership of Communist Party of China (CPC) has decided to allow more private capital into the market including equity stakes in projects with state funds with the intention to develop a mixed ownership economy. The Chinese leadership has decided to: Allow non-state-owned capital to acquire equity stakes in projects featuring investment by state-owned capital, Read More…

Article 371(D) of the Constitution needs to be amended for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh: Law Ministry

The Union Law Ministry informed the Group of Ministers (GoM) that the Article 371 (D) of the Constitution of India needed to be amended for facilitating bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The Article 371D of Constitution of India grants Special provisions with respect to the State of Andhra Pradesh. The constitution Amendment Bill would require two-third Read More…