Here Is The 7th May 2015 Latest Current Affairs Of Bank Jobs

International Affairs

India has signed an agreement with Iran to develop the strategic importance of Chabahar port that will give sea-land route India access to Afghanistan by passing Pakistan.

  • Indian Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

US hands over to Pakistan 14 fighter jets, 59 military jet trainers and 374 armored vehicles.

  • The arms were previously used by US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • India had in the past opposed the transfer of such weapons to Pakistan because it believes Islamabad would eventually use fighter jets against it.

India has slipped to 140th rank indicates a global annual Mother analysis best places in the world to be a mother.

  • This index measures countries on four indicators of well-being of mothers: risk of maternal mortality; under-five mortality rate; expected number of years of formal schooling; Gross national income per capita and the participation of women in government.

In 2014, India was 137th out of 178 countries in the global parent index.

National Affairs

Nation pays homage to Rabindranath Tagore on his 154th birth anniversary today.

  • Parliament gave its approval to the 100th constitutional amendment to set the old limit of 41 dispute between India and Bangladesh.
  • The bill to redraw the border of India with Bangladesh exchanging enclaves in Assam, West Bengal, Tripura and Meghalaya.

Lok Sabha passes Juvenile Justice Bill which allows young people between 16-18 years to be tried as adults for heinous crimes.

Highlights of the bill

  • The bill allows minors aged 16-18 years to be tried as adults for heinous crimes.
  • Juvenile Justice Boards and Child Welfare Committees would be established in each district.
  • The Board of Directors of Juvenile Justice will conduct a preliminary inquiry to determine whether a juvenile should be sent to rehabilitation or be judged as a child protection committee will determine the residential care for children in need care and protection of adults.
  • Eligibility of adoptive parents and adoption proceedings have been included in the bill.
  • Penalties for child cruelty, offering a narcotic drug to a child, and removal or sale of a child were prescribed.

The government has asked universities to include a column for the transgender category in all application forms, academic evidence and other relevant documents.

  • Supreme Court in its judgment in 2014 had realized that eunuchs, besides the binary sex, be treated as third gender in order to safeguard their rights under the Constitution.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved amendments to the 2011 Whistlebowers Protection Act to strengthen safeguards against disclosure that may affect the sovereignty and integrity of the country.
  • The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Ordered the Gujarat High Court today stopped 67 activities sandmining units continued to operate without the renewal of their leases in the sanctuary of Gir is the only abode of Asiatic lions.
  • The order came after the Gujarat Forest Department has argued that the 67 units would not be given ‘no objection certificates (NOC)’ to mine on the banks of the river in the area Shetrunji Gir Sanctuary.

Business & Economy

Indian rupee hits the 20-month low of 64.23 against US dollar

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