Socio-Economic Current Affairs - 2020

Parliament nod to bill to protect rights of street vendors

Parliament passed “Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) bill-2014” to regulate street vending activities and protect the rights of urban street vendors besides ensuring steps against harassment by police and civic authorities. The Rajya Sabha adopted the bill by a voice vote and without discussion. (the bill was already passed by Read More…

Belgium became second country to allow Mercy Killing for children

The Catholic country, Belgium became the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age. This action of legalizing death for the children came 12 years after the country legalized euthanasia for adults. The Parliament of Belgium took the decision in spite of opposition from the Church and some paediatricians. Belgium became Read More…

‘1093’ – Delhi Police launched a Helpline number for North-Eastern People

Delhi Police launched a new helpline number 1093 for North Eastern people living in Delhi. This helpline number has 5 direct lines and all calls are received at the Central Police Control Room (CPCR) situated at Delhi Police headquarters. Objective: To curb the rising cases of racism and crime against people of northeast residing in Read More…

Ms. Hillary R Clinton launched a new global review of data on women empowerment

Ms. Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new global review of data to analyze the advancement of women and girls around the world since the mid-1990s. Objective: To promote female participation in education, politics and the economy around the world. Ms. Clinton publicized the new partnership at New YorkUniversity between the Clinton Foundation and the Gates Read More…

Odisha Lokayukta Bill 2014 passed by the Assembly of the state

Odisha Legislative Assembly passed the Odisha Lokayukta Bill 2014, with provision of keeping Chief Minister, ex-Chief Ministers, other ministers and public servants under the purview of a six-member anti-corruption panel. Excerpts of the provisions of the Odisha Lokayukta Bill 2014 Members of the anti-corruption watchdog panel:  The head of the panel and two members will Read More…