11 august current affair

Indecent Representation of the Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986;-

↪to cover the audio-visual media and content in electronic form(hoardings, or through SMS, MMS etc.)
↪was enacted to prohibit indecent representation of women through advertisement or in publications, writings, paintings, figures or in any other manner

●Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017;-

↪to extend the facility of ‘proxy voting’ to overseas Indians(on the lines of service voters)
↪If the Bill is passed, overseas voters can appoint a proxy to cast their votes on their behalf{till now was only available to service personnel}


↪It is an environmental single window hub for Environment, Forest, Wildlife and CRZ clearances
↪to generate economic growth & strengthens Sustainable Development through e- Governance

●Zero Budget Natural Farming?

↪Is a method of farming where the cost of growing and harvesting plants is zero(farmers need not purchase fertilizers)
↪Evaluation of zero budget farming practices in basmati rice-wheat system” at Modipuram (UP), Ludhiana (Punjab), Pantnagar (UK) & Kurukshetra (Haryana)from rabi 2017 for experiment

●Central Silk Board (CSB);- {Is a Statutory body established in 1948}

↪It is working under the administrative control of Ministry of Textiles,GoI
↪recently developed ‘mulberry & Vanya silk for increasing the productivity of cocoons and to increase the income of the farmers engaged in sericulture

●Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana;-{launched in 2000},

↪aims to provide single all-weather road connectivity to all eligible unconnected habitations in rural areas with population of 500 persons & above (in plain areas) and 250 persons & above (in hilly states/areas)
•funding pattern
° 60:40↪Centre:State{for all States except for 8 North Eastern and 3 Himalayan States (Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand) for which it is 90:10.

●PENCIL’ Portal;-

↪for effective implementation of the National Child Labour Project

●Colour for Registration Mark of Battery Operated Vehicles;-

↪registration mark in Yellow colour on Green background for transport vehicles(in White colour on Green background for all other cases)

●Operation ‘Madad;-

↪for assisting the state administration& undertaking disaster relief operations due to the unprecedented flooding experienced in many parts of Kerala

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