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Scheduled Caste And Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

Scheduled Caste And Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989: The Allahabad High Court recently said that an alleged act of intentional insult or intimidation causing humiliation would constitute an offence under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 only if it is committed in public view. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled […]

Foreigners Tribunal

Foreigners Tribunal: The Supreme Court (SC) recently halted the deportation of a woman who was declared a foreigner by a Foreigners’ Tribunal in Assam Foreigners Tribunal (FT) came into existence through the Foreigners (Tribunals) Order, 1964, to let state administration (District Collector/District Magistrate) to make a reference about a person suspected to be a foreigner […]

Bay Of Bengal Initiative For Multi-Sectoral Technical And Economic Cooperation

Bay Of Bengal Initiative For Multi-Sectoral Technical And Economic Cooperation: BIMSTEC will now be open to new members and observers after a historic first charter of the grouping came into force recently. BIMSTEC is a multilateral regional organization comprising seven member states lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal, constituting […]

eVTOL : To Launch e-flying Taxis In Bengaluru

eVTOL: To Launch e-flying Taxis In Bengaluru Indian Institute of Technology, Madras-incubated ePlane Company is expected to launch its e-flying taxis in Bengaluru this year but the Indian government has yet to establish clear policies regarding eVTOL flying taxis. An electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft is one that uses electric power to hover, […]

Ujani Dam

Ujani Dam: Six persons, including two children, drowned after their boat capsized in the Ujani dam backwaters in Maharashtra’s Pune district recently. Ujani Dam is located on the Bhima Rivernear Ujjani village in the Solapur district of the state of Maharashtra. It is an earth-fill cum masonry gravity dam. It was constructed between 1977 and […]

Eliminating Mercury-Containing Medical Devices

Eliminating Mercury-Containing Medical Devices: The governments of Albania, Burkina Faso, India, Montenegro, and Uganda have united to combat chemical pollution by launching a USD 134-million project to eliminate the use of mercury in medical devices. The initiative is led by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF), and executed by World […]