Current Affairs

  • 2016-07-20

Indian Affairs

Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) to be 1st launched in AP and TELEGANA

i.As a part of setting up a new milestone in the judicial system of India, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are the first states in the country where Integrated Criminal Justice System(ICJS)will be launched, Supreme Court Judge Madan B Lokur .
ii.Justice Lokur is also inaugurating the first e-court (paperless court) in the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

GOI releases 100 crore as its contribution for Atal Pension Yojana

i.Government of India liberated Rs. 100 crore as its contribution to the Atal Pension Yojana Scheme. 
ii.This additional contribution is offered to those who enrolled before march 31,2016 as 50% of the user contribution with a cap value of Rs.1000.
iii. The APY is focused on all citizens in the unorganized sector. The scheme is administered by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)through NPS architecture.
iv.This scheme is implemented through the APY Service Providers comprising of Public Sector Banks, Private Sector Banks, Regional Rural Banks, Cooperative Banks and Department of Post both in urban and rural areas across the country.
v.It is noted that this APY scheme has around 30 lakh enrolled users with 5000 users joining every day.

UTTAR PRADESH inks pact with NETHERLANDS to foster Farmer Welfare

i.Akilesh Yadav led Uttar Pradesh Government signed an Memorandum of Understanding with Netherland in order to set up a new Skill Development Centre for Famers of UP.
ii.This MoU ensures procedure about how modern techniques can be also used for better production of sugarcane, potato, dairy development and flowers apart from getting information of food processing.
iii. Following this declaration, Netherland is going to help out UP in several sectors such as solid waste management, urban development and infrastructure and water management, water supply, cleanliness of water resources, sewage treatment, transport management and revival of water bodies.
iv. The MoU will be effective for 3 years and would also help in land reclamation of 1,500 acres in the Ganga basin in Kanpur and development of cultural heritage.
v.This MoU results in a state where the agriculture production would increase, dairy industry would be modernised and modern technology would be introduced in the food-processing industry.

About UP,                                                     About Netherland,
Capital – Lucknow, Allahabad (Judiciary)          Capital – Amsterdam
CM – Akhilesh Yadav                                       Currency – Euro
Governor – Ram Naik                                      Language – Dutch

International Affairs

 Three new Indian Historical Sites enters the World Heritage Site Listings

For the first time World Heritage Committee (WHC) announced the adding of  three new Indian heritage sites of Historical importance to the World Heritage List by the WHC – A separate wing governed by UNESCO on in a single session July 17. During the 40thsession of the WHC, this committee has come up with new added listings as follows:-

  • Khangchendzonga National Park (KNP), Sikkim
  • Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) Bihar
  • The Capitol Complex, Chandigarh.

Bangladesh government approves easier extradition with India

i.Sheikh Hasina led Bangladesh Cabinet has approved India’s proposal to simplify the extradition process on July 18. This extradition treaty between Bangladesh and India took effect on October 23, 2013.
ii.This approval follows by a proposed amendment to an existing extradition treaty with India, thereby alleviating legal formalities to repatriate wanted criminals in their respective countries.
iii.According to the new proposal, extradition of the convicted and under-trial criminals will be possible. India and Bangladesh can now extradite criminals for trial if either country issued a warrant for their arrest
iv.This treaty allows extradition after verifying the evidence found against the accused. The new amendment will remove the verification process and in turn speed up extradition. It is noted that Salauddin will be brought back to Bangladesh after his trial in India is complete.


  • Capital – Dhaka,
  • Currency – Bangladeshi taka
  • Official languageBengali
  •  PM- Sheikh Hasina
  •  PresidentAbdul Hamid

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