Topic 1: Legacy municipal waste

Context: Action plans under Swacch Bharat amounting to ₹3226 crore of Central Share (CS) assistance on remediation of legacy waste dumpsites have been approved so far.

What is legacy waste?

Composition of legacy waste

Environmental and health hazards

Legal framework and judicial interventions

Topic 2: Arth Ganga Project

Context: Arth Ganga is a sustainable viable economic model conceptualized under “Namami-Gange” program to integrate people in the basin with Ganga Rejuvenation.

Key details:

What are the additional projects launched under it?

Topic 3: Rahul Gandhi disqualified

Context: Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi’s membership of Parliament has been cancelled following his conviction and sentencing by a local court in Surat recently.

Key details:

Topic 4: PENCIL portal

Context: PENCIL portal being used for effective enforcement of Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, Minister of State for Labour and Employment informed the Rajya Sabha.

About the PENCIL Portal:

About the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) ActThe Government has enacted the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986 which was amended in 2016. The amended Act is called the Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) [CALPR] Act, 1986. The Act provides for complete prohibition of work or employment of children below 14 years in any occupation and process and adolescents in the age group of 14 to 18 years in hazardous occupations and processes.The amendment also provides for stricter punishment of employers for violation of the Act and made the offence as cognizable.The Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 is enforced by the State Government except in railway administrationmajor portmineoil field where Central Government is the appropriate Government.Ministry of Labour & Employment has been implementing National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Scheme for rehabilitation of child labourers through District Project Societies under the chairmanship of the District Magistrate. Under the NCLP scheme, the children in the age group of 9-14 years are rescued / withdrawn from work and enrolled in the NCLP Special Training Centres (STCs) before being mainstreamed into formal education system. NCLP scheme has now been subsumed under Samagara Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) Scheme.

Topic 5: New Development Bank

Context: Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been unanimously elected as the head of New Development Bank (NDB).

About NDB:

Topic 6: Finance Bill

Context: The Finance Bill 2023 has been passed by the Lok Sabha with several amendments introduced by Union Finance Minister.

Key details:

What is a Finance Bill?

Features of the Finance Bill

Difference between a Money Bill and the Finance Bill

Why Finance Bill is needed

Topic 7: Rabies

Context: Government of India launches National Rabies Control Programme (NRCP) for prevention and control of Rabies

What is Rabies?

Government Initiatives:

Topic 8: LaQshya Programme

Context: 2,660 Labour Rooms and 1989 Maternity Operation Theatres have been certified facilities under the LaQshya programme.

About the LaQshya programme:

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