PIB (14/06/2019): UPSC Current affairs to prepare for UPSC exam

20TH Anniversary of The Victory at Kargil

  • The year 2019, marks the 20th commemoration of triumph in ‘Task VIJAY’ prominently known as the ‘Kargil War’. The Kargil War is an adventure of solid political, military and conciliatory activities.
  • The ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ festivals for the year 2019 will be for 3 days from 25-27 July 2019 and will be composed at Dras and New Delhi. A feature of the development to the headliner, various exercises are intended to be sorted out in the nation.
  • A ‘Celebration Ceremony’ is composed at the Manekshaw Center, New Delhi, with the war veterans and serving officers. The occasion will be trailed by ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas Evening’, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on 27 July 2019, which will be graced by the dignitaries.

Kimberley Process Intersessional Meeting 2019 in Mumbai

  • The Intersessional meeting of Kimberley Process (KP) is being facilitated by India from the seventeenth to 21st June 2019 in Mumbai. Two unique discussions with respect to Diamond Terminology and Artisanal Mining will be held.
  • India is one of the author individuals from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and is the Chair of the Kimberley Process for the year 2019 with the Russian Federation as Vice-Chair. India had before led KPCS in the year 2008..
  • The working gatherings and boards examine issues on customary premise through video chats and trade of sends and meet twice in a year for an in-person meeting at Intersessional and Plenary gatherings sorted out by KP Chair

Central Government Reduces the ESI Rate Contribution from 6.5% to 4%

  •  The Government of India has taken a noteworthy choice to diminish the rate of contribution under the ESI Act from 6.5% to 4%(employers’ commitment being reduced from 4.75% to 3.25% and representatives’ commitment being reduced from 1.75% to 0.75%).
  • The Employees’ State Insurance Act 1948 (the ESI Act) accommodates medicinal, money, maternity, handicap and ward advantages to the Insured Persons under the Act. The ESI Act is managed by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).
  • The Government of India is focused on the reason for the welfare of representatives too as employers. It is likewise dedicated to improving the nature of therapeutic administrations and different advantages being given under the ESI conspire.