Current Affairs for BANK, IBPS Exams - 05 April 2021

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Current Affairs for BANK, IBPS Exams - 05 April 2021


Central government approved the issuance of electoral bonds

  • Government of India has notified the Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 vide Gazette Notification No. 20 dated 02nd January 2018. As per provisions of the Scheme, Electoral Bonds may be purchased by a person (as defined in item No. 2 (d) of Gazette Notification), who is a citizen of India or incorporated or established in India.
  • A person being an individual can buy Electoral Bonds, either singly or jointly with other individuals. Only the Political Parties registered under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951) and which secured not less than one per cent of the votes polled in the last General Election to the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of the State, shall be eligible to receive the Electoral Bonds. The Electoral Bonds shall be encashed by an eligible Political Party only through a Bank account with the Authorized Bank.
  • The Electoral Bonds shall be valid for fifteen calendar days from the date of issue and no payment shall be made to any payee Political Party if the Electoral Bond is deposited after expiry of the validity period. The Electoral Bond deposited by an eligible Political Party in its account shall be credited on the same day.

President approved the National Capital Territory Amendment Bill

  • The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was introduced in RajyaSabha on February 8, 2021.  
  • It repeals the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 promulgated on December 30, 2020.  
  • The Bill amends the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2011.  
  • The 2011 Act provides for: (i) relocating slum dwellers and Jhuggi-Jhompri clusters in accordance with the provisions of the Delhi Shelter Improvement Board Act, 2010 and the Master Plan for Delhi, 2021, (ii) regularisingunauthorised colonies, village abadi areas (and their extensions), (iii) creating a policy or plan for farm houses constructed beyond permissible building limits, and for all other areas of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, and (iv) not taking any punitive action and minimising inconvenience to the people of Delhi in case of any demolition or sealing of structures under the Master Plan for Delhi.  
  • The Master Plan for Delhi 2021 was notified by the central government on February 7, 2007.  It provides for strategies of housing for urban poor as well as for dealing with the informal sector.

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Myanmar charges 40 celebrities, protests continue against military government

  • The military government of Myanmar has charged 40 celebrities including social media influencers, singers and models for encouraging the civil disobedience movement, supporting the Committee Representing PyidaungsuHluttaw (CRPH) and disturbing peace and stability in the nation.
  • The first list of 20 people was published on Friday and the next list of 20 came out on Saturday.
  • Showing defiance in the face of violent repression, the protestors in Myanmar started the #EasterEggStrike campaign on Sunday. Calling the Easter a symbol of hope, renewal and new life, protestors painted slogans like ‘Never Give up’, ‘We must win’, ‘Save Myanmar’, ‘CDM’ etc and shared these on social media.
  • Protests continued in Myanmar on Sunday, more than 60 days after the military removed the civilian government headed by the State CounsellorAung San SuuKyi on February 1 on the day the newly elected parliament was scheduled to meet. Protests are reported to be taking place in the second largest city Mandalay of Myanmar.  Students, teachers and others joined the protest against the military government in Dawei town of the Tanintharyi region of Myanmar on Sunday. Protests were also reported from Hpakanttownship in the Kachin state.


India's healthcare sector is expected to reach USD 372 billion in 2022

  • Healthcare has become one of the largest sectors of the Indian economy and is expected to reach USD 372 billion in 2022, according to a report by NitiAayog released.
  • "India's healthcare industry has been growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 22 per cent since 2016.
  • "At this rate, it is expected to reach USD 372 billion in 2022," it said.
  • The report outlined a range of investment opportunities in India's healthcare sector across hospitals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, home healthcare solutions and in areas of new-age technologies.
  • "Healthcare has become one of the largest sectors of the Indian economy, in terms of both revenue and employment. The sector has the potential to generate 2.7 million additional jobs in India between 2017-22 --over 500,000 new jobs per year.


Dortmund's Moukoko ruled out for rest of the season due to injury

  • Borussia Dortmund's teenage striker YoussoufaMoukoko has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a ligament injury.
  • Moukoko is the youngest player to score in the Bundesliga after netting in December against Union Berlin at the age of 16.
  • He injured his leg in the last training session with Germany's Under-21 squad last month ahead of the Under-21 European Championship and was initially expected to recover in a few days.
  • Moukoko's absence is a blow for Dortmund, who are at risk of missing out on Champions League football next season following Saturday's 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt that left them fifth in the Bundesliga, seven points off fourth place with seven games left.
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