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Daily Current Affairs : 30-Jan-2020

Major Topics Covered :

  1. OPERATION VANILLA- DISASTER RELIEF AT MADAGASCAR

  2. ANTI-SUPERSTITION LAW- KARNATAKA

  3. NCRB- SEARCH OF MISSING PERSONS

  4. INDIA’S- NO-FLY LIST

  5. MIDDLE EAST PLAN

  6. IAHE

  7. DATA ON POLICE ORGANIZATIONS

  8. BHAKTA RAMADASU

  9. PLR


OPERATION VANILLA- DISASTER RELIEF AT MADAGASCAR

Part of GS- 2 IR


Why in news?

  • Indian Navy has launched operation Vanilla to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief at Madagascar.


Highlights:

  • The Operation Vanilla has been launched to provide assistance to the affected population of Madagascar post devastation caused by Cyclone Diane.

  • The Indian Navy Ship is geared to set up medical camp and provide food, water and other necessary relief material.

  • The Ministry said, the situation is being monitored and the Indian Navy is prepared to render all necessary assistance to the local population in Madagascar.


Source: PIB



ANTI-SUPERSTITION LAW- KARNATAKA

Part of GS- 1 Social Issue


Why in news?

  • A controversial anti-superstition law in Karnataka, which was passed during the tenure of a Congress government in a diluted form as the Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Act, 2017.

  • It received the assent of the Governor on December 6, 2017, was formally notified by the current BJP government on January 4, 2020, said a senior official of the state Social Welfare Department.


Highlights:

  • A Bill with sizable consensus across the political spectrum finally evolved in 2017.

  • The practice of Vaastu, astrology, pradakshina or circumabulation of holy places, yatras, parikramas performed at religious places were kept out of the purview of the law.

  • Made Snana was banned under the law with respect to having Dalits roll over leftover food.

  • The practice has now been modified to be voluntary and not involving leftover food.

  • Practices such as barring menstruating women from entering houses of worship and their homes, coercing people to take part in fire-walks, and beating up people by declaring them evil, are among the irrational practices that have been banned under the 2017 law.

  • A total of 16 practices have been banned under the law.


The penalties:

  • The law stipulates “imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than one year but which may extend to seven years and with fine which shall not be less than five thousand rupees but which may extend to fifty thousand rupees”, as punishment for violations.


Source: Indian Express



NCRB- SEARCH OF MISSING PERSONS

Part of GS- 3 Defence and Security