08 Mar, 2020

  • Sexual harassment at Workplace Act 2013 - Social Issues
  • Centre invites bids for BPCL sale - Economy
  • ECI unveils roadmap for reforms - Polity and Governance
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    Workplace safety still an issue: survey

    • Background to Vishakha Guidelines
    • Who is an aggrieved woman?
    • What is a Workplace?
    • Definition of Sexual Harassment
    • Obligation on the Employer
    • Complaints Committees

     

    ECI unveils roadmap for revamp

    The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections saw highest voter participation of 67% in Indian Electoral history.

    To large extent it was on account of introduction of innovative measures by ECI like –

    • Systematic Voter's Education and Electoral participation (SVEEP) programme  - to inform and educate people to vote
    • C-vigil app – to empower citizens to report electoral malpractices
    • Dedicated transport facilities to persons with disabilities (PwD)
    • Creation of voluntary code of Ethics for the Social Media during elections etc.
    • Media Certification and Monitoring Committee

     

    Important recommendations of ECI to improve the Electoral Administration

     

    Centre invites bids for BPCL sale

    • Disinvestment
    • Procedure for strategic investment

     

    The Sun brings out a fresh batch of sunspots

    A team of astronomers from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) have recently highlighted that Solar cycle 25 may have already begun.

     

    Finally, India shares two SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences

    This article highlights that India has recently shared two whole genome sequence data of the novel coronavirus with the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID).

    • Need for studying viral genomes
    • About Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID)
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