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Power Of Judicial Review

Power Of Judicial Review: Public interest litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court by Wasim Rizvi seeking declaration of 26 verses of the Quran as unconstitutional, non-effective and non- functional on the ground that these promote extremism and terrorism. Under Indian law, only a “law” can be challenged as unconstitutional. Article 13(3) defines law, […]

India-Korea Friendship Park

India-Korea Friendship Park: Indian Defence Minister and his South Korean counterpart inaugurated the India-Korea Friendship Park in a ceremony at the Delhi Cantonment. Later on both the ministers concluded a bilateral meeting and explored different areas of cooperation. Earlier in February 2019, the Prime Minister of India visited South Korea (Republic of Korea). The park […]

Shifting Health To The Concurrent List

Health Should Be Shifted To The Concurrent List: Fifteenth Finance Commission Chairman N.K. Singh said that health should be shifted to the Concurrent list under the Constitution. Presently, ‘Health’ is under the State List. He also pitched for a Developmental Finance Institution (DFI) dedicated to healthcare investments. Arguments for Shifting ‘Health’ to the Concurrent List: […]

Maharaja Chhatrasal Convention Centre

Maharaja Chhatrasal Convention Centre: The Maharaja Chhatrasal Convention Centre has been inaugurated at Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh. The Convention Centre, named after the legendary Bundelkhand King Maharaja Chhatrasal, was built under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism. Born on 4th May 1649, to Champat Rai and Lal Kunwar, into the Bundela Rajput clan. […]

Rules For Appointing Polling Agents : Latest Development

The rules For Appointing Polling Agents Changed: The Election Commission’s recent decision to change the rules for appointing polling agents has sparked off a debate in West Bengal. A polling agent is a person appointed as a representative of a political party as it is not possible for a candidate to be physically present at […]

9th Ministerial Conference Of Heart Of Asia 2021

9th Ministerial Conference Of Heart Of Asia: External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar reached Dushanbe on a three-day visit to Tajikistan. He will attend the 9th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process on Afghanistan. The Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process (HoA-IP) is an initiative of Afghanistan and Turkey, which was officially […]

ULPIN: 14-Digit Identification Number To Every Plot

14-Digit Identification Number To Every Plot Of Land In The Country: The Centre plans to issue a 14-digit identification number to every plot of land in the country within a year. It will subsequently integrate its land records database with revenue court records and bank records, as well as Aadhaar numbers on a voluntary basis, […]