Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA)

Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA): The government officials have revealed that India and the European Union (EU) are set to resume negotiations for a Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA). The BTIA talks have been suspended since 2013. However, at India-EU Leaders’ Meeting earlier this year, both countries agreed to relaunch free trade negotiations […]

Assistance To Disabled Persons Scheme

Assistance To Disabled Persons Scheme: A Samajik Adhikarita Shivir(social empowerment camp) for distribution of aids and assistive devices to Divyangjan under the ADIP (Assistance to Disabled Persons) Scheme was organised in Punjab. Divyangjan or Divyang: Earlier, in 2015 the Prime Minister decided that persons with disabilities should no longer be referred to as disabled persons […]

Indian Telegraph Right Of Way (Amendment) Rules, 2021

Indian Telegraph Right Of Way (Amendment) Rules, 2021 The Central Government has notified the Indian Telegraph Right of Way (Amendment) Rules, 2021. The rule aims to incorporate the provisions related to nominal one-time compensation and uniform procedure for establishment of Overground Telegraph Line in the Indian Telegraph Right of Way Rules, 2016. The amount of […]

The Draft Amendments To Juvenile Justice Model Rules, 2016

The Draft Amendments To Juvenile Justice Model Rules, 2016: The Ministry of Women and Child Development has proposed the draft amendments to Juvenile Justice Model Rules, 2016. This follows the passage of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) (JJ) Amendment Bill, 2021, in Parliament. As per the proposed amendments: Individuals who receive foreign […]

Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)

Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA): Key lawmakers continue to voice their support for a sanctions waiver for India for its purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Russia. India is likely to begin taking delivery of the S-400 in November, potentially activating U.S. sanctions under a 2017 law, Countering America’s Adversaries Through […]

18th India-ASEAN Summit

18th India-ASEAN Summit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the 18th India-ASEAN Summit at the invitation of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, the current Chair of ASEAN. Highlighting the milestone of 30th anniversary of India-ASEAN Partnership, the leaders announced the Year 2022 as India-ASEAN Friendship Year. Building upon the synergies between the […]

Sabarmati Ashram Revamp

Sabarmati Ashram Revamp: Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson Tushar Gandhi has moved the Gujarat High Court against the Gujarat government’s ₹1,200-crore plan to redevelop Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. The redevelopment plan involves extending its area from five to 55 acres by relocating residents to nearby areas. Tusha Gandhi says, this plan is diametrically opposed to the personal […]