सामयिक विषय: Miscellaneous

Requirement of Aadhaar number for Registration of Death of an Individual

Aadhaar number is compulsory for death registration

Question- According to the notification issued by the Registrar General of India, ‘Aadhaar number’ will be mandatory for the death registration w.e.f. …
(a)September 1, 2017
(b) January 1, 2018
(c) December 1, 2017
(d) October 1, 2017
Ans: (d)
Related facts:-

  • From October 1, 2017, the Aadhaar number will be required for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased for the purpose of Death registration.
  • Registrar General India , Ministry of Home Affairs made the Aadhaar mandatory for Death Certificate through notification dated August 4, 2017.
  • It will provide an effective method to prevent identity fraud, help recording the identity of the deceased person and will obviate the need for producing multiple documents to prove the identity of the deceased person.
  • This provision shall come into effect immediately for residents of all States except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya for which a date will be notified separately.
  • The RGI, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 3(3) of the Registration of Birth and Death Act, 1969, directed that the Aadhaar number will be required for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased for the purpose of Death registration.
  • Notably, Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or any contract to this effect.
  • The registration of births and deaths are being done under the provisions of Registration of Births and Deaths (RBD) Act, 1969 and the corresponding Rules made thereunder by the State Governments.
  • Importantly, the office of the RGI is the central authority to coordinate and unify the activities of Chief Registrar of birth and deaths of States/UT’s in respect of registration of births and deaths.

Related Links:-
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=169622
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=66400
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/basic-copy-on-making-aadhaar-mandatory-for-death-certificates/article19427700.ece

315th Sainik Rest House Inaugurated

315th Sainik Rest House Inaugurated

Question:-Kendriya Sainik Board functions to …
(a) Recruit soldiers
(b) Resettlement and Welfare of Ex-Servicemen and their dependents.
(c) Suggest ways to modernize the army
(d) Negotiate pension of the soldiers.
Ans: (b)
Related Fact :

  • On July 23, 2017, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the 315th Sainik Rest House in New Delhi.
  • The Rest House of the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB), has been build at a cost of around 8 crore.
  • The Defence Minister hoped to expand facilities in future and make these an integral part of facilities for Ex-Servicemen.
  • Booking of the Rest House, located at Naraina tri-junction near Delhi Cantt., would be done online. The new portal of SRH was also launched by the Minister. Developed in-house by the KSB, the portal lists out details, facilities, restrictions for use of the Rest House and would soon provide facility for online payment.
  • Notably, Kendriya Sainik Board is the apex body of the Govt. of India, which formulates policies for Resettlement and Welfare of Ex-Servicemen and their dependents. The Board has Hon’ble Raksha Mantri as its President and other members in the Board, which include Minister of Central Govt. besides the three Services Chiefs, Senior Govt. Officials, retired officers, ladies, and retired JCOs.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=168863

ITALY-AMNESTY-DEMO

Law criminalizing torture

Question:Which of the following countries approved a long-awaited law criminalizing torture?
(a) France
(b) Italy
(c) Germany
(d) Britain
Answer- (b)
Related facts:

  • On July 5, 2017, Italy’s parliament approved a long-awaited law criminalizing torture.
  • Torture has been declared a crime under this law and introduction of the crime of torture into the penal code has been approved.
  • The motion was passed with 198 in favor, 104 abstaining, and 35 against, out of 337 law makers present.
  • Most members of the 630-member Lower House were absent.
  • This law makes torture punishable by four to ten years in prison.
  • Members of the security force, police, etc. will be punished by an integrated 12 year prison for the offence under the law.
  • In 1988, Italy ratified the United Nations Convention against Torture, which was adopted by the international community in 1984.s

Reference:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-torture-idUSKBN19Q2SQ
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-07/06/c_136420765.htm
https://www.thelocal.it/20170706/torture-has-finally-been-criminalized-crime-legal-in-italy-parliament-un
http://www.cetusnews.com/news/Italy-passes-law-making-torture-a-crime–critics-say-full-of-holes.rJehaKpq4b.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Convention_against_Torture

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