14 August Current Affair

●Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act,2013;-

↪The Act seeks to cover all women, irrespective of their age or employment status & protect them against sexual harassment at all workplaces both in public & private sector(whether organized or unorganized)
↪Directors of every company are required to comply with in the Annual Reports

●Ease of Living index;-{released by M/o Housing & Urban Affairs}
↪developed to allow city managers to get a grip on the city’s baseline & performance {covers 111 cities(smart cities,capital,1M+ population}
•Four parameters;-
°institutional (governance)↪25 points
°social (education,health..)↪25 points
°economic(employment..)↪ 5 points
°physical factors(pollution..)↪45 points
•1st↪Pune, 2nd↪Navi Mumbai and 3rd↪Greater Mumbai
•Rampur(UP)↪ranked worst And Kolkata is excluded from the index

●Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL);

↪Is a statutory body constituted for the purpose of hearing cases against the orders of the Regulatory Commissions & the Adjudicating officer
•consist of a Chairperson & 3 Members ↪at least one Judicial Member and one Technical Member

●Swadesh Darshan Scheme;-{Mo Tourism}
↪with an objective to develop theme-based tourist circuits in the country
↪100% centrally funded for public projects
•North East Circuit:Imphal &Khongjom(1st project(in Manipur)
↪project covers two sites i.e. Kangla Fort and Khongjom
•Kangla Fort↪Is historic & archaeological site of Manipur near Imphal city

●Compensatory Afforestation Fund;-(or CAMPA act)
↪seeks to provide an appropriate institutional mechanism for both at Centre
& each State/UT
↪to ensure expeditious utilization in efficient & transparent manner of amounts released in lieu of forest land diverted for non-forest purpose(to promote the green cover in the country)

●Mt. Makalu
Is the fourth tallest in Nepal & fifth highest
Peak on the Earth with its height 8,463m
↪It’s just 19Km southeast of the giant Mt. Everest

●Mt. Kamet
↪is the second highest mountain in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, after Nanda
•Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition to Mt. Kamet and Mt. Makalu

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