Current Affairs 14th Sep. 2018

Current Affairs 14th Sep. 2018

Supreme Court modifies its order on dowry harassment; scraps Family Welfare Committees
A three judges’ bench led by the Chief Justice Dipak Misra withdrew the earlier direction issued in Rajesh Sharma case which stated that complaints under Section 498A of the IPC should be scrutinised by Family Welfare Committees before any legal action by police.

National Hindi Divas 2018 observed across India
The day marks the adaptation of Hindi language as the official language of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on September 14, 1949. As per the 2011 census, 43.63 percent of Indians speak Hindi as their mother tongue.

Global Climate Action Summit 2018: Indian cities, states step up climate action plans
Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), India’s leading manufacturer of utility vehicles and part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, will venture to become a carbon neutral company by 2040. The residual emissions will be addressed through carbon sinks.

Jharkhand government introduces electric cars for official use
The state government of Jharkhand has introduced electric vehicles for official use. The energy department of the state got 20 such cars for its use. Use of electric vehicles will not only help curb pollution and protect the environment but it will also help save foreign currency.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed as 46th Chief Justice of India
Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India. He will assume office on October 3, a day after present CJI Dipak Misra retires from the post.

Union Government launches National Scholarship Portal Mobile App
All the scholarships are being given directly into bank accounts of the needy students under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode through the National Scholarship Portal. The app ensures that there is no scope for duplication and leakage.

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