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Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 July 2017

Jul 24, 2017 16:16 IST

Parliament bids farewell to outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee

Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 July 2017=

President Pranab Mukherjee in his farewell address said that Parliament stands for debate, discussion and dissent adding that disruption hurts opposition more than the government. He said, disruption denies the opportunity to opposition to raise the concern of the people. In his farewell address at Central Hall of Parliament on 23 July 2017 evening, Mukherjee said, voice of each Member of Parliament is important and it is unfortunate that the Parliamentary time devoted to legislation has been declining.

Stressing the need for scrutiny and adequate discussion before passage of any legislation, he said, when Parliament fails to discharge its law making role or enacts laws without discussion, it breaches the trust reposed in it by the people.

India to host Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017

The 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS), one of the world’s largest conferences on Cyber Space and related issues, will be hosted by India. The Conference will take place on 23 and 24 November 2017 in New Delhi.
It is the first time ever that the Global Conference on Cyber Space is taking place outside Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations.

The theme for the Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017 is Cyber4All: An Inclusive, Sustainable, Developmental, Safe and Secure Cyberspace. The theme for this conference reflects the changing architecture of India in the Digital space.

ICC Women's World Cup final: India lose to England by 9 runs

Indian eves lost to England by a narrow margin of nine runs in the ICC Women's World Cup final at Lord's in London on 23 July 2017. Chasing a target of 229, Indian middle-order collapsed like a pack of cards, being bowled out for 219 in 48.4 overs.

The last seven wickets fell for a mere 28 runs in 6.5 overs. At one stage, India was well placed at 191 for 3. Opener Poonam Raut was top scored with 86, while Harmanpreet Kaur contributed 51. Earlier, Natalie Sciver's 51 and Sarah Taylor's 45 laid the foundation for England's decent total of 228 for 7. For England, it was their fourth Women's World Cup.

Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 introduced in Lok Sabha

The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha on 24 July 2017. The bill seeks to amend the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 and replace the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, which was promulgated in May 2017.

The Bill authorises the RBI to direct the banking companies to resolve the problem of stressed assets. It also allows the RBI to initiate insolvency resolution process on specific stressed assets.

Union Government launches SHe-box portal for sexual harassment complaints

The online platform 'SHe-box' (Sexual Harassment Electronic Box) that will enable women employees of central government to file complaints related to sexual harassment at the workplace. She-box was launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development on 24 July 2017. The Ministry also instructed officials to make the 'SHe-box' portal as interactive as possible.

The e-platform will be hosted on the WCD ministry's website and the complaints will then be taken up with the respective ministries or departments. Once a complaint is registered, it will be forwarded to the concerned ministry or department where the woman works.

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