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Current Affairs of 13 June 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:13-Jun-2018

 1.     Rail Madad App

·        Ministry of Railway has launched an app called ’Rail MADAD’ which aims to expedite and passenger grievance redressal.

·        Rail MADAD (Mobile Application for Desired Assistance During Travel) registers a complaint with minimum inputs from passenger. And then issue unique ID instantly and then relays field officials for immediate action.

·         It displays various helpline numbers and also provides direct calling facility for immediate assistance in single step.



2.     100 years of voting rights for women in UK

·        Recently United Kingdom celebrated 100 years of voting rights for women.

·        The Representation of Peoples Act, 1918 provided Right to Vote for women over age 30 the right to vote.

·         New Zealand was the first country in the world to allow women to vote, USA in 1920 while King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted such right in 2011.


3.     Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)

·        It is an apex vigilance institution which was created on the recommendations of Santhanam Committee in 1964 but got statutory status in 2003.

·        It consist Central Vigilance Commissioner along with two vigilance commissioners.

·        They are appointed by the President of India with tenure of 4 years or 65 years of age whichever is earlier.

·        Recently former NIA chief Sharad Kumar has been appointed as vigilance commissioner while K V Chowdary is Central Vigilance Commissioner and Tejendra Mohan Bhasin other vigilance commissioner.

·        The agency plays a key role in investigating corruption cases against government officials.



4.     Seva Bhoj Yojna

·        Union Culture Ministry has introduced a novel scheme called ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’ to reimburse central government share of IGST and CGST on items for food/Prasad/Langar/Bhandara offered free of cost by charitable organizations.

·        The main aim of introducing such scheme to lessen the financial burden by charitable institutions.

·        The institutions including temples, gurudwara, church, dargah, ashram , monasteries are eligible for such grants.


 Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express,PIB



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