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Current Affairs of 9 March 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:09-Mar-2018

 1.     No special status for Andhra Pradesh

• The Union Government has denied special status for Andhra Pradesh (AP).

• AP is demanding Special Category State (SCS) status from Centre under the provision of AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.

• Special Category State status is provided on the basis of hilly and difficult terrain in the State, low population density or the presence of sizeable tribal population, strategic location along international borders, infrastructural and economic backwardness etc.  


2.     “Passive euthanasia” and “living will” got nod of SC

• The Supreme Court has allowed passive euthanasia and living will for terminally ill persons.

• The Court cleared that the fundamental right to life and dignity under article 21 of the Constitution includes right to refuse treatment and die with dignity.

• The living will is a written document which allows a patient to give directives in advance about medical treatment to be administered when he or she is terminally ill and after the judgement of Supreme Court such person wouldn’t be answerable to anyone.

 • One of the judge read “To deprive a person dignity at the end of life is to deprive him of a meaningful existence”.

• Passive euthanasia is a process in which turning off respirators, halting medications, discontinuing food and water etc. methods are used for the death of a patient who is terminally ill i.e. in comma.


3.     Wings India 2018 in Hyderabad

• This is a biennial event on Civil Aviation and Aerospace.

• The Wings India 2018 programme with the theme “India-Global Aviation Hub” is being held in Hyderabad.

• It will provide a platform for the interactions, forging alliances, investments and air connectivity between the States and the global aviation players.


4.      What is Know India Programme?

• It is a flagship programme of Ministry of External Affairs to engage Indian origin youth to enhance their awareness about India, its cultural heritage, art and to aware them about different prospective of contemporary India.

• The Know India Programme (KIP) is celebrating its 46th edition in the partnership with the state of Madhya Pradesh.

• Any person of Indian origin who has ability to speak in English and has a graduation degree from a recognised university can participate in this programme, if he/she had not visited India through any programme of Government of India.


Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express 




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