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Sixth Schedule Areas of Assam : Important Points

Sixth Schedule: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed the Lok Sabha that “presently, there is no proposal to implement panchayat system in Sixth Schedule areas of Assam”. The Sixth Schedule of the Constitution protects tribal populations and provides autonomy to the communities through the creation of autonomous development councils that can frame laws […]

Appropriation Bill 2021 : Cleared By Lok Sabha

The Appropriation Bill: Cleared By Lok Sabha: The Lok Sabha has cleared the Appropriation Bill, allowing the Central government to draw funds from the Consolidated Fund of India for its operational requirements and implementation of various programs. The Bill was passed after Speaker Om Birla put it through guillotine, a legislative mechanism to approve the […]

What is Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)?

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU): The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) addressed Members of Parliament at the Central Hall of the Indian Parliament. IPU is an international organization of national parliaments. It was established in 1889 in Paris. It was founded by statesmen Frédéric Passy of France and William Randal Cremer of the United Kingdom. It […]

Fresh Election In Case Of NOTA Majority : Latest Status

NOTA (None Of The Above): The Supreme Court asked the Centre and the Election Commission of India to respond to a plea that fresh elections should be conducted in constituencies where the highest number of votes polled are NOTA (None Of The Above). The petition said candidates ‘rejected’ by voters should not be fielded again […]

National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021

National Capital Territory Of Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) moved a Bill in the Lok Sabha in which it proposed that the “government” in the National Capital Territory of Delhi meant the Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi. The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 proposes to amend Sections 21, 24, 33, […]

India and Myanmar : Illegal Influx of Refugees

Illegal Influx From Myanmar Into India: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has directed Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh to check illegal influx from Myanmar into India. The instructions have also been given to Border Guarding Force (BGF), i.e. Assam rifles. India already has a lot of Rohingya migrated from Myanmar. India, treats all […]

Supreme Court Direction On State Election Commissioners

State Election Commissioners: The Supreme Court held that independent persons and not bureaucrats should be appointed State Election Commissioners. It said that giving government employees the additional charge of State Election Commissioners is a “mockery of the Constitution”. The top court directed that the States should appoint independent persons as Election Commissioners all along the […]

DWBDNC : Key Points

Development And Welfare Board For Denotified, Nomadic, And Semi-Nomadic Communities (DWBDNCs): In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment stated that a Development and Welfare Board for Denotified, Nomadic, and Semi-Nomadic Communities (DWBDNCs) was constituted for the development and welfare of Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities in […]

What is Editors Guild Of India?

Editors Guild Of India: The Editors Guild of India flagged the Group of Ministers (GoM) report on the government’s media strategy as an example of the government’s “increasingly draconian attitude” towards any criticism. The GoM, whose members include five Cabinet Ministers and four Ministers of State, was set up in mid-2020. Editors Guild of India: […]