Latest Current Affairs in English Medium Date:17.09.2016

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  • Delhi HC says copyright is no divine right
  • Food Security Act: Centre warns Kerala, Tamil Nadu
  • 5 states account for 50% of fake ration cards
  • India, Nepal look to repair ties with Prachanda visit
  • August - 2016: It's the hottest on record: UN
  • India's thirst for Scotch makes it 3rd biggest importer
Delhi HC says copyright is no divine right
  • Observing that “copyright is not a divine right“, Delhi high court on Friday allowed Delhi University to issue photocopies of major textbooks published by leading publishers. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw held that the act of students getting books copied from DU's library or its authorised photocopy shop enjoys protection under Section 52 of the Copyright Act, which exempts education from copyright infringement. In a 94-page order, the court essentially concluded that if Delhi University can photocopy content within its library to impart education to students, then similar protection is enjoyed by the contractor, Rameshwari Photocopy Service.
Food Security Act: Centre warns Kerala, Tamil Nadu
  • The Centre on Friday (16.09.2016) warned Kerala and Tamil Nadu that foodgrains for distri bution to above poverty line (APL) families would be provided at a higher rate to the states if they fail to implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA) at the earliest. NFSA, passed by the Parliament in September 2013, aims to abolish the APL and below poverty line (BPL) criteria and uniformly provides 5kg of wheat or rice to beneficiaries every month at a subsidised rate of `1-3 per kg. “Kerala and Tamil Nadu are the only two states left where the NFSA has not been implemented yet. Despite being developed states, I don't understand why they are not doing it,“ food minister Ram Vilas Paswan said.
5 states account for 50% of fake ration cards
  • West Bengal, Karnataka, Maharshtra, Telangana and Rajasthan have over 50% share of the 2.33 crore fake ration cards that have been weeded out across 27 states in the past three-and-half years. These ration cards have been taken out of the public dis been taken out of the public distribution system (PDS) during the digitization process. Consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan said this weeding out has helped the government plug diversion of food grains worth `14,000 crore.
India, Nepal look to repair ties with Prachanda visit
  • India and Nepal pressed the reset button on bilateral relations as the government welcomed new Nepal PM Prachanda and committed to go the extra mile to fulfil the neighbouring country's development priorities.After talks with Prachanda on Friday (16.09.2016) , Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “India stands ready and prepared to strengthen its development partnership with Nepal“. The two countries signed three agreements for upgrading Terai highways and an additional line of credit for new projects such as Phase-2 of Terai roads, power transmission lines, substations and a polytechnic. Modi also announced of credit of $750 million for post-earthquake reconstruction, which has been delayed.
August - 2016: It's the hottest on record: UN
  • August equalled July as the hottest month in modern times, the UN's weather agency said on Friday , warning that extraordinary temperatures were “set to become the new norm“. The United Nations Meteorological Organisation (WMO) also forecast that 2016 will prove to be the warmest year on Earth over 137 years of record-keeping. “It is looking likely that 2016 will (be) the hottest year on record, surpassing the incredible temperatures witnessed in 2015,“ WMO chief Petteri Taalas said in a statement.
India's thirst for Scotch makes it 3rd biggest importer
  • India has emerged as one of the world's fastest growing Scotch whisky import markets, with the value growing 28% to 43-million pounds in the first six months of 2016. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said the amount of Scotch whisky sold overseas increased for the first time since 2013, largely thanks to India for registering a massive jump in shipment value.

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