Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 January 2020

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The central government recently clarified that it will not ask for any documents or biometric details while carrying out the National Population Register (NPR) exercise.

What is article 131? Why has Kerala Government invoked article to challenge CAA in Supreme Court?

Kerala government recently Article 131 with an aim to file petition against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in Supreme Court. By doing so, Kerala would be the first state to move Supreme Court against the CAA that provides Indian citizenship to religious non-Muslim minorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

CPCB issues fresh guidelines for setting up new petrol pumps

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) issued new guidelines for establishment of petrol pumps. The new guidelines have been prepared after taking in the poor impact of petrol pumps on environment. These guidelines are based on the directives of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). One of the guidelines states that a petrol pump can’t be built within 50 m radius of a school, residential area or hospital.

BCCI central contract: MS Dhoni left out, Washington Sundar, Mayank Agarwal included

The BCCI recently announced the new player contracts for October 2019-September 2020. Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik have not been named in the new annual contract. On the other hand, new players  Washington Sundar and Mayank Agarwal have fetch their annual contracts.

What is NPR? Which documents are mandatory for NPR registry?

The central government recently clarified that it will not ask for any documents or biometric details while carrying out the National Population Register (NPR) exercise. The NPR exercise will be held of all states except Assam during April – September 2020.

Charulata Patel, team India’s superfan, passes away

Indian cricket team ‘superfan’ Charulata Patel passed away on January 13, 2020. She was 87. Charulata gained fame on her appearance at the England stadium during the ICC World Cup 2019.



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