Socio-Economic Current Affairs - 2020

Supreme Court advises PM not to induct chargesheeted persons as Ministers

The Supreme Court has advised the Prime Minister or Chief Minister of a State not to appoint chargesheeted persons facing trial for offences involving moral turpitude as Ministers. Although there was no such condition mentioned in the Constitution of India which debars any Member of Parliament or Legislative Assembly being included in the Cabinet, the court Read More…

Shahrukh Khan to become the brand ambassador for “Turn Back Crime” campaign of Interpol

Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) has become the first Indian to become the  ambassador of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL). Interpol has signed SRK as the ambassador for its global “Turn Back Crime” campaign. The campaign will spread awareness in preventing crime in the society. SRK will lend his voice for the campaign Read More…

Comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria India (STCI) launched

In a proposal to augment its sustainability offerings, the Union Ministry of Tourism launched the comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India (STCI) for accommodation, tour operators and beaches, backwaters, lakes and rivers sectors. STCI has been launched to develop tourism in India based on principles of sustainability and minimizing carbon footprints. While talking about sustainability, Read More…

Union Cabinet revokes restriction of one LPG cylinder per month

Union Cabinet announced to withdraw the limitation of one LPG cylinder per month per household. However, the Union Cabinet did not alter the overall cap of 12 subsidized cylinders per year. Consumers will now get 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg at subsidized price in a year, even if they don’t consume one bottle/month. The government decided to Read More…

Hindi Sevi Samman for 2010 and 2011 presented by President Pranab Mukherjee

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the Hindi Sevi Samman for the years 2010 and 2011: Various Categories included:  Ganga Sharan Singh Award (For work in the field of promotion and training of Hindi) 2010: Janhu Barua Padma Sachdev R.F. Nirankatti S.A. Suryanarayan Verma 2011: C Kulchandra Sharma Dr. H. Balasubrahmanium Robin Das T. Read More…