Why is it in News?
Due to 2019 being the year for General Elections, issues related to ‘Independent Candidates’ is frequently seen in the news.
UN Security Council designated Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a Global Terrorist on 1st May 2019.
Tourist footfall in Hampi is down by nearly a lakh between April 2018 and March 2019, despite the fact that group of monuments at Hampi was listed on number two in ‘Must see’ tourist spot by the New York Times.
Due to ongoing General Elections the term ‘Dissolution of Lok Sabha’ is frequently seen in the news.
IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority) has formed a panel under Dr. Suresh Mathur to look into the Microinsurance Framework.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought report on waste tyres used in factories.
The Supreme Court has given RBI a last chance to withdraw a November 2016 Disclosure Policy and abide by the Right to Information Act.
Scientists at CSIR-CCMB have isolated protein from Echidna that can serve as an alternative to antibiotics used in livestock.
Complaints to RBI Ombudsman have increased by 25% in the financial year 2018.
The US has launched a multi-million dollar clean-up operation at an air base in Vietnam it used to store the notorious chemical Agent Orange.