Registration Of Political Parties : Latest Data

Registration Of Political Parties: As per Association For Democratic Reforms (ADR)’s latest report: The contribution reports of only 78 (3.39%) of the total 2,301 registered unrecognized political parties are available in the public domain for 2018-19. The reports of only 82 such parties (3.56%) for 2017-18 are uploaded on the respective State Chief Electoral Officers’ […]

What is National e-Vidhan (NeVA) PROJECT?

National e-Vidhan (NeVA) PROJECT: Meghalaya State Assembly Speaker visited Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Secretariat in Itanagar to get first-hand information about the National e-Vidhan project implemented in the Assembly. e-Vidhan is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) included in Digital India Programme and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA) is the ‘Nodal Ministry’ for its implementation in […]

The Official Secrets Act and Arnab Goswami

Complaints have been filed with the Mumbai Commissioner of Police demanding action against Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami under the Official Secrets Act: Maharashtra Congress demanded for the arrest of Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami by registering cases for sedition for leak of sensitive information related to national security through WhatsApp chat. About the Official […]

Collegium Recommendations For Judicial Appointments : Supreme Court

Collegium Recommendations For Judicial Appointments: The Supreme Court (SC) questioned the government about the delay in clearing Collegium recommendations for judicial appointments to various High Courts (HC). Collegium System: It is the system of appointment and transfer of judges that has evolved through judgments of the SC, and not by an Act of Parliament or […]

Indian Telegraph Act, 1885: Orders To Suspend Internet In Some Areas In Delhi

Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 Following violent protests, the Union Home Ministry has issued orders to suspend Internet in some areas in Delhi under the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety Rules 2017) of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885. The order under this act had been issued only twice before — in […]

Recent Supreme Court decision on mercy petition of AG Perarivalan

Rajiv Gandhi Case Convict: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has told the Supreme Court that a decision on the mercy petition of AG Perarivalan- a convict serving a life sentence for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, will be taken within four weeks. The petition has been pending with the Governor since December […]

Budget Session: Question Hour | Types of Questions

Question Hour: Question Hour, which had been suspended by the government during the monsoon session, will resume when Parliament meets for the budget session. The suspension was done in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The government had also canceled the winter session of Parliament citing a rising number of Covid cases. Question Hour : The […]

Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Ordinance, 2020

Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Ordinance, 2020: Karnataka government has given an undertaking to the High Court that no coercive action will be initiated for transporting cattle in breach of the Cattle Ordinance, 2020 till the relevant rules are brought into force based on the draft rules notified recently. The court is […]

Supreme Court Dismissed Aadhaar Review Petitions

Supreme Court Dismissed Aadhaar Review Petitions: The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed petitions seeking a review of its 2018 judgment upholding the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act (2016). In 2018, the SC upheld the country’s biometric identity system and also cleared mandatory Aadhaar enrolment of recipients of government welfare benefits. The court, in its […]