Top Morning Current Affairs: 29 December 2017
Lok Sabha on 28 December passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017. The Bill makes instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat illegal and void, be it in any form- spoken form, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp or in any other manner whatsoever.
Lok Sabha passes bill criminalising Instant Triple Talaq
Lok Sabha on 28 December 2017 passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017. The Bill criminalises the practice of instant triple talaq among Muslims.
The bill was introduced by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the lower house on 28 December 2017 in the wake of the August 2017 ruling of Supreme Court declaring instant triple talaq practice as "null and void", unconstitutional and arbitrary.
The Bill makes instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat illegal and void, be it in any form- spoken form, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp or in any other manner whatsoever.
We are not collecting Aadhaar data, clarifies Facebook
Responding to reports that Facebook was asking new Indian users to enter their names as per their Aadhar Card, the social media giant cleared that it has no such plans of integration or authentication with Aadhaar and is not linking the social media accounts to the 12-digit biometric identifier.
It was reported earlier that a small number of people who signing up for Facebook from their mobile got a prompt asking them to enter names as per their Aadhaar details. Facebook in a blogpost clarified that the test, which is now complete, included additional text explaining to users that if they used Aadhaar name it will help their family and friends recognise them.
The move by Facebook is being seen as a part of the company's efforts to check the increasing number of fake accounts on the platform. India with over 240 million users is the second largest market for
Parliament passes NCT of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2017
The Parliament on 28 December 2017 gave its approval to the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2017, after Rajya Sabha passed it with a voice vote.
The bill was previously passed by the Parliament’s lower house, Lok Sabha on 27 December and by the Union Cabinet last week. It seeks to extend the immunity of slums and illegal structures in Delhi from penal action until 31 December 2020.
The Illegal structures that came up between March 2002 and May 2014 were protected from sealing and demolition under a special provision law enacted in 2011, with a validity of three years. The immunity granted under the existing bill ends on 31 December.
Association of Indian Football Coaches launched
The Association of Indian Football Coaches (AIFC) was launched at the Mumbai Football Arena, Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai on 27 December 2017. The AIFC, which will help AFC Licensed coaches in India, has the recognition of the All India Football Association (AIFF).
The association is not a union for the coaches, but it will help the coaches to be better equipped to train and nurture talent through regular seminars, workshops and courses. The current aim of the association is to develop 65,000 coaches in the next five years.