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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: […]

How Does Registration Of Political Parties Takes Place?

Registration Of Political Parties: Registration of political parties is governed by the provisions of section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. A party seeking registration under the said section with the Commission has to submit an application to the Commission within a period of 30 days following the date of its formation […]

National Food Security Act, 2013 Revisions Recommended by NITI Aayog

Revising National Food Security Act, 2013: NITI Aayog: NITI Aayog, through a discussion paper, has recommended reducing the rural and urban coverage under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013, to 60% and 40%, respectively. It has also proposed a revision of beneficiaries as per the latest population which is currently being done through Census- […]

E-Daakhil Portal : Highlights

E-Daakhil Portal: E-Daakhil portal for Consumer grievance redressal is now operational in 15 States/UTs. Department of Consumer Affairs is now proactively following up with the states to launch e-filing portal at their ends. E-filing was launched by National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) on 7th September 2020. Delhi was the first state to implement it […]