Union Govt mulls over ratifying the United Nations Convention against torture (Relevant for GS Prelims, Mains Paper II)

The Union government has informed the Supreme Court that it is seriously considering the 273rd Report of the Law Commission, which has recommended that India ratify the United Nations Convention against Torture and pass a law to prevent torture and punish its perpetrators. Background: A few months ago, the court had sought the Centre’s response

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North Korea tested yet another ICBM, claiming U.S to be in its reach (Relevant for GS Prelims, Mains Paper II)

North Korea claimed that it successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a “breakthrough” that puts the U.S. mainland within the range of its nuclear weapons whose warheads could withstand re-entry to the Earth’s atmosphere. Possible instance that triggered the missile test: The missile test came a week after U.S. President Donald Trump

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Pakistan’s Law Minister, Zahid Hamid puts resign: The recent protests in Pakistan (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II)

Zahid Hamid resigned after weeks of big protests staged by the protestors. Details of the protests held: Thousands of protesters massed in Pakistan’s major cities in response to the government efforts to disperse an Islamist rally in Islamabad, with the military hesitant. The Islamist group (Tehreek-e-Labbaik) was demanding the resignation of Pakistan’s Law Minister Zahid

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