Daily Current Affairs - 12-December-2019 (The Hindu, Indian Express Newspapers)

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After a heated debate, Rajya Sabha clears Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

No provision to ‘snatch’ citizenship, says Home Minister Amit Shah; AIADMK, Janata Dal (U) and BJD play a key role in helping push bill through.

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Andhra Pradesh Cabinet clears Disha Bill to ensure rape verdicts in 21 days

The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the A.P. Disha Bill, 2019 (A.P. Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2019) paving the way for awarding the death penalty for the offences of rape and gang-rape and expediting the verdict in trials of such cases to 21 days. The legislation is to be tabled in the ongoing session of the Assembly.

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Stage set for maiden survey of butterfly species in Papikonda National Park

The Forest Department and experts from Kerala and northeastern States will begin the maiden survey of butterfly species in the Papikonda National Park (PNP) on Thursday. The PNP spreads over 1012.86 square kilometres in East and West Godavari districts.

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Heavy metals contaminating India’s rivers

Samples taken from two-thirds of the water quality stations spanning India’s major rivers showed contamination by one or more heavy metals, exceeding safe limits set by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

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Staggering spread: On vaccines

Governments must do more to increase public awareness of vaccine importance

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Testing judicial reforms (Editorial)

Experimental research is necessary for the Indian judiciary to deal with issues such as high pendency rate

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Personal Data Protection Bill referred to joint select panel

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday referred the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, to a joint select committee of both Houses of Parliament amid Opposition protests that it breached Article 14 and Freedom of Expression and demands that it be referred to the Standing Committee on Information Technology headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

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Nod to ring-fence successful IBC suitors

Amendment to code will protect them from ex-promoters’ offences; credit guarantee scheme tweaked

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