Gaon Pradhans : Gaon Buras

The Gaon Buras: The Assam Cabinet announced that Gaon Buras, village-level functionaries of the district administration, will be called ‘Gaon Pradhans’. The government has reasoned that a number of young men (and women) become Gaon Buras, and thus, the word ‘Bura’ (meaning old in Assamese) is no longer appropriate. Gaon Buras are the village headmen. […]

Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021

Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021: The government introduced the Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha. It seeks to replace the ordinance issued in June 2021 and prohibits any agitation and strike by anyone engaged in the essential defence services. Essential Defence Services: It includes any service in any establishment or undertaking dealing with […]

Laws For Surveillance In India

The laws For Surveillance In India: In response to the finding by a global collaborative investigative project that Israeli spyware Pegasus was used to target at least 300 individuals in India, the government has claimed that all interception in India takes place lawfully. Communication surveillance in India takes place primarily under two laws — the […]

Nord Stream 2 Pipeline : Russia and Germany

Nord Stream 2 Pipeline: The US, which had previously imposed sanctions to prevent the completion of a major new gas pipeline between Russia and Germany, has now signalled its approval for the project. The US and Germany reached a deal on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline – which significantly increases Europe’s energy dependence on Russia– […]

National Farmers Welfare Program Implementation Committee

National Farmers Welfare Program Implementation Committee.: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister inaugurated the office of National Farmers Welfare Program Implementation Committee. The National Farmers Welfare Program Implementation Committee would act as a project monitoring unit for the implementation of PM-Kisan Yojana, Kisan Maandhan Yojana, Agriculture Infrastructure Fund and other schemes of the Department of […]

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC):: The Reserve Bank of India is likely to soon kick off pilot projects to assess the viability of using digital currency to make wholesale and retail payments to help calibrate its strategy for introducing a full-scale central bank digital currency (CBDC). An official digital currency would reduce the cost of […]