सामयिक विषय: Law & Justice

India and Cuba

MoU between India and Cuba

Question- To promote cooperation in which of the following fields a MoU was signed recently between India and Cuba?
(a) Agriculture
(b) Health
(c) Information Technology
(d) Energy
Answer- (b) 
Related Facts:

  • On December 6th, 2017, India and Cuba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector.
  • Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Dr Roberto Tomas Morales Ojeda, Public Health Minister of Cuba signed the MoU in the presence of senior officers from the Health Ministry and a high level delegation from Cuba.
  • The objective of this MoU is to establish comprehensive inter-ministerial and inter-institutional cooperation between the two countries in the field of health by pooling technical, scientific, financial and human resources with the ultimate goal of upgrading the quality and reach of human, material and infrastructural resources involved in health care, medical education & training, and research in both countries.
  • The main areas of cooperation include:
    • Exchange & training of medical doctors, officials, other health professionals and experts
    • Assistance in development of human resources, health services and setting up of health care facilities
    • Short term training of human resources in health
    • Regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and exchange of information;
    • Promotion of business development opportunities in pharmaceuticals and others identified by parties
    • Procurement of generic and essential drugs and assistance in sourcing of
    • drug supplies;
    • Procurement of health equipment and pharmaceutical products;
    • Any other area of cooperation as may be mutually decided upon.
    • Procurement of health equipment and pharmaceutical products;
    • Collaboration in the prevention of NCDs of mutual interest, such as neurocardiovascular diseases, cancer, COPDs, mental health and dementia, with an emphasis on SDG3 and related factors;
    • Collaboration in the field of climate change impact on communicable diseases and vector borne diseases;
    • Nutritional aspects of food intake, including malnutrition (over-nutrition and under-nutrition) in the light of the SDG2 and organization of nutritional services;
    • Safety of production, transformation, distribution and food delivery;
    • Research and training of food industry operators;
    • Information and communication to citizens on hygiene and food safety and healthy eating habits; and
    • Any other area of cooperation as may be mutually decided upon.

Reference:     
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=174145

Rajasthan Gov. Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Temporary Execution or Regulation of Export) Act, 1995

Amendment in Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995

Question: Which statement is not correct in the regards to amendment in the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995?
(a) The format related to this Act was approved by Rajasthan Cabinet on December 5, 2017.
(b) This Amendment Bill will be sent to the President before being placed in the state.
(c) Export outside the sates will be allowed only in  those states where there is a complete ban on slaughtering of bovine animal.
(d) Permission will initially be obtained in the context of calves of Nagauri Bullocks species.
Answer: (a) 
Related Facts:

  • On December 12th, 2017, the Rajasthan Cabinet approved the format related to the amendment in the RajasthanBovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or ExportAct, 1995.
  • This Amendment Bill will be sent to the President for permission before being placed in the state.
  • After the amendment, the owner and the buyers outside the state will be allowed to export the male cattle to the age of 2 years and above for agricultural and reproduction purposes.
  • This permission will initially be obtained in the context of calves of Nagauri Bullocks
  • Previously only calves older than 3 years of age were allowed to be taken out of the state.
  • After this amendment permission to export outside the sates will be allowed only in those states where there is a complete ban on slaughtering of bovine animal.

Reference:                 
http://dipr.rajasthan.gov.in/content/dipr/en/news-detail.56565.html

Rajasthan Misa and D.I.R. Pension rules, 2008 for prisoners

Amended in the Rajasthan’s ‘MISA and DIR Prisoners Pension Rules 2008’

Question: Recently cabinet of Rajasthan has decided to amend the Rajasthan’s ‘MISA and DIR Prisoners Pension Rules 2008‘. What will be the new name of act after the amendment?
(a Rajasthan Misa and Patriot Award Fund Rules, 2008
(b) Rajasthan Misa and Democracy Keeper Reservation Fund Rules, 2008
(c) Rajasthan Democracy Keeper Reservation Fund Rules, 2008
(d) Rajasthan Misa and the Defender prisoners Rule, 2008
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts: 

  • On December 12th, 2017 in the meeting of the Rajasthan Cabinet, it was decided to amend the Rajasthan’s ‘MISA and DIRPrisoners Pension Rules 2008‘.
  • After this amendment this act will be known as Rajasthan Democracy Keeper Reservation Fund Rules, 2008.
  • Under this, the natives detained in the state Jail for the political and social reasons during the Emergency will be known as the Misa Detainers Democracy Keeper Fighters.
  • Now the native residents of Rajasthan, who are detained in prisons outside the state during the Emergency, will also be given pension and allowances under the rules.
  • Earlier, only Misa detainers residing originally in the State were entitled to pension and allowances.
  • Provision has also been made after amendment that in case of non-availability of records in the jail and police stations, the application for pension of Misa detainers can be made of the basis of affidavit and certificate of two affiliates certified by present or former legislator or MP of the concerned district.
  • Earlier, only those prisoners or detainers were entitled to get pension who was adult.

Reference:
http://dipr.rajasthan.gov.in/content/dipr/en/news-detail.56565.html

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