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Seychelles launches its Tax Inspectors Without Borders Programme in partnership with india : Daily Current Affairs

Seychelles launches its Tax Inspectors Without Borders Programme in partnership with india

On 04th October 2021, UNDP and OECD launched Tax Inspectors Without Borders Programme in Seychelles virtually. Now , Seychelles, through the Seychelles Revenue Commission (SRC), is receiving technical support from the Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) initiative to build its tax audit capacity. 

Kodachadri Hills : Daily Current Affairs

Kodachadri Hills

Recently , the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has asked the Karnataka government to find out if the improvement of the road leading to Kodachadri Hills can be retained to the existing width of 3.5 metre instead of the proposed 7 metre in order to avoid cutting down trees. Actually , this hill area is the part of world heritage site as well as biodiversity of india.

Tropical Cyclones and Cyclonic Storms : Daily Current Affairs

Tropical Cyclones and Cyclonic Storms

CONTEXT:

The severe cyclones, Tauktae and Yaas, which battered India earlier this year, made landfalls on the country’s western coast, Gujarat, and the eastern coast, Odisha, caused massive damage to infrastructure, the agricultural sector, and houses. Government of India reports are that, put together, an estimated 199 people died, 37 million people were affected, and economic losses stood at ₹320 billion (U.S.$4.3 billion).

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied - Daily Current Affair Article

Why in news?

Recently, Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana quoted a former Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, Warren Burger, "The notion that ordinary people want black robed judges, well- dressed lawyers in fine courtrooms as settings to resolve their disputes is incorrect. People with problems, like people with pains want relief and they want it as quickly and inexpensively as possible."

Historical Terms (Part - 3)

Historical Terms (Part - 3)

Uparakshita

  • During the Satvahana Dynasty i.e. from 2nd century B.C. to 2nd century A.D., they were special officers called uparakshita who were charged with the duty of building caves etc. for the monks.
  • Buddhists monks, bikshus, brahmanas were at high esteem in the society at that time.

Birth Anniversary Special: Durga Bhabhi who saved Bhagat Singh's life : Daily Current Affairs

Birth Anniversary Special: Durga Bhabhi who saved Bhagat Singh's life

Durgavati Vohra, fondly called Durga Bhabhi, was born on 7 October 1907 into a well-to-do family in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad district. Now, her village is part of the newly-created Kaushambi district, and Allahabad has been renamed Prayagraj.

Gandhian follower and nobel peace prize winner Desmond Tutu : Daily Current Affairs

Gandhian follower and nobel peace prize winner Desmond Tutu

Bishop Desmond Tutu was born in 1931 in Klerksdorp, Transvaal. He was ordained as a priest in 1960. He was also assistant director of a theological institute in London. In 1975 he was appointed Dean of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Johannesburg, the first black to hold that position. 

Right to Information Act (RTI) : Daily Current Affairs

Right to Information Act (RTI)

Section 8 (1) (e) of RTI Act 2005

Context - In response to a Right to Information petition filed by and intervenor , Food ministry said that Telangana and Meghalaya are the only state government which have sought additional food grains from the centre in pursuance of the SC’s June order to provide dry rations to migrants without ration cards.

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