Current Affairs 5th May 2017
Supreme Court upholds death sentence of culprits of 2012 Gang Rape
Supreme Court has upheld death sentences against four men who fatally gang raped a woman on board a bus in 2012. This incident sparked widespread protests. It was a barbaric crime and it has shaken the society’s conscience.
U.P. has five of top ten dirtiest cities of India
Gonda city ranked top amongst most dirty cities of India hails from east Uttar Pradesh. 4th ranker is Hardoi from central U.P. North eastern city Bahraich is at sixth position. Western U.P. city Shahjhanpur ranked ninth and Khurja on tenth. This is indication that U.P. is lacking cleanliness all around.
India launches major Anti-Terrorist Drive in J&K
Security forces have surrounded at least 20 villages in what they say is a search-and-cordon operation. Troops began searching for militants in Shopian district. Helicopters hovering over as the army, paramilitary forces and police were conducting house searches,
Good Chances of Normal Monsoon in South India
There is a good chance of South India having a normal rainfall this year during the monsoon period till September. While there could be rain deficit in October post monsoon, November could see ample rainfall again. There is a probability of a monsoon deficit with moderately negative side of normal due to El Nino.
UNHRC Questioned India on degrading records on human rights
India was under the spotlight for the third time during the universal periodic review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Around 110 nations spoke for about one minute each during the session, but several had also submitted written questions earlier. India faced questions about its human rights records from over 100 countries, ranging from attacks on Africans to restrictions on foreign funding of NGOs.