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Current Affairs 30 Nov.2016 – Accent Institute Hisar

Industries should use recycled groundwater: Water Ministry

  • The Union Water Ministry is planning to impose restrictions on how industries, farmers and various groups can use groundwater by amending to a Bill on groundwater management.
  • It was announced by the Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti at a seminar organised by the Central Groundwater Board in New Delhi.
  • Earlier in 2016, the Water Ministry had made public a draft Bill that proposed significant changes to the way groundwater will be regulated.
  •  The bill seeks to sharply regulate extracting pristine water from aquifiers which is currently the norm in much of the country.
  • Failing to adhere it will invite stringent punishment.
  • It seeks to guarantee every individual a certain amount of water “for life” and protecting groundwater from undue exploitation and pollution.
  • Industries can only use recycled water, and activities such as gardening must use treated sewage water. It also mandates the use of rainwater harvesting in residential projects

    Son has no legal right in parents’ house, can stay at their mercy: Delhi high court

  • A son has no legal right to live in the self-acquired house of his parents, the Delhi high court has said 
  • He can only reside there only at their “mercy” 
  • Only because parents have allowed the son to live in their house does not mean they have to bear his “burden” throughout life, the court added. 
  • The court also said that only because parents have allowed the son to live in their house as long as their relations are cordial does not mean they have to bear his “burden” throughout his life.

    Akshay Venkatesh awarded Infosys Prize in Mathematical Sciences

  • Venkatesh, a professor of mathematics, is the 2016 recipient of the Infosys Prize in Mathematics, which is awarded by the Infosys Science Foundation. 
  • Venkatesh’s interests are impressively wide-ranging and include study of number theory, automorphic forms, topology, ergodic theory and representation theory. The award announcement commends his work as creative and foundational, describing it as “characterized by unexpected guiding heuristic ideas which are then brought to fruition with dazzling technical virtuosity.”
    The IAS officer who was recently appointed as the Chief Secretary of Delhi is
    M. M. Kutty

    • A group of scientists recently revealed that the Great Barrier Reef suffered from its worst coral die-off ever recorded. The Great Barrier Reef is located in

    • The Parliament of Thailand recently invited Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to be the new king of the country. He will also be known as
    King Rama X

    • The Indian snooker player has won bronze at IBSF World Snooker Championship 2016 is – Pankaj Advani

    • The Indian short film that won the award UNESCO Salon Youth Video Competition is
    Magical Piano

    • Asia’s first and longest cycle highway was inaugurated in
    Uttar Pradesh

    • Percent of tax that will be levied if the declarant voluntarily declare the undisclosed income
    30 Percent

    • RBI reduced the monthly cash withdrawal limit from the  Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts to
    Rs 10000

    • Head of the Committee of Chief Ministers on demonetisation that was constituted recently
    N Chandrababu Naidu

    • Country that hosted the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

    • The South Indian temple that has eased its dress norms and permitted women devotees to offer their prayers wearing salwar suits is
    Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple

    • Wealthiest Hindu place of worship
    Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple

    • Bangladesh Liberation war was fought in

    • The second Indian-American to be nominated by Trump for a top post in his administration is
    Seema Verma

    • The Court that held the son, irrespective of his marital status has no legal right to live in his parent’s house. Parent’s house means, the house self-acquired by the father/mother is
    Delhi High Court