Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021

Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021: The Lok Sabha passed the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021. The Bill replaces a similar Ordinance promulgated in April 2021. The Bill provides for: Uniform terms and conditions of service for Chairperson and Members of various tribunals, including the following, namely: Search-cum-Selection Committee for tribunals other than State Administrative Tribunals to be […]

National Child Labour Project

National Child Labour Project: In 2020-21, over 58,000 children were rescued across India from work, rehabilitated and mainstreamed under the National Child Labour Project, according to figures tabled in Lok Sabha by Minister for Labour and Employment. The National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Scheme is a Central Sector Scheme. Under this Scheme the District Project […]

NASA’s Boeing Starliner Spacecraft

NASA’s Boeing Starliner Spacecraft: The launch of Boeing’s uncrewed Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), which was supposed to lift off from the Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Tuesday, has been postponed once again. CST-100 Starliner: The spacecraft, which is called the Crew Space Transportation-100 (CST-100) , is part […]

Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikas Campaign

Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikas Campaign: Government launched ‘Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikas’ campaign for inclusive and holistic preparation of Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP). Under Article 243 G of Constitution, Panchayats have been mandated for preparation and implementation of plans for economic development and social justice. With this aim, People’s Plan Campaign titled ‘Sabki Yojna Sabka […]

Governor : Powers in Pardoning Prisoners – Death Sentence

Governor Of A State Can Pardon Prisoners: The Supreme Court held that the Governor of a State can pardon prisoners, including those on death row, even before they have served a minimum 14 years of prison sentence. Supreme court verdict: In fact, the Governor’s power to pardon overrides a provision in the Code of Criminal […]

Community Of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP)

The Community Of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP): Minister for External Affairs said that India has joined the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, CPLP as Associate Observer in July this year. this sets a new platform for strengthening India’s historic bonds of friendship with Lusophone countries. The Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) is also known […]

Medical Termination Of Pregnancy (MTP) Amendment Act, 2021

Medical Termination Of Pregnancy (MTP) Amendment Act, 2021: The Delhi High Court has allowed the medical termination of pregnancy of a woman who had completed 22 weeks of gestation as the foetus was suffering from multiple abnormalities. Gestation is the foetal development period from the time of conception until birth. In India, the Medical Termination […]

Net Zero Carbon Targets

‘Net Zero’ Carbon Targets: Independent charitable organisation Oxfam has said that ‘net zero’ carbon targets that many countries have announced may be a “dangerous distraction” from the priority of cutting carbon emissions. “Land-hungry ‘net zero’ schemes could force an 80 per cent rise in global food prices and more hunger while allowing rich nations and […]