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Increased Election Expenditure Limit

Increased Election Expenditure Limit: The Election Commission has enhanced the existing election expenditure limit for candidates in Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies. These limits will be applicable in all upcoming elections. The ceiling on parliamentary poll expenditure has been raised from 70 lakh to 95 lakh rupees in bigger states and 54 lakh to 75 lakhs […]

Protection Of Women From Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act, 2013

Protection Of Women From Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act, 2013: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging guidelines issued by the Bombay High Court in cases under the Protection of Women from Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act, 2013. The provision that challenged pertains to blanket bar on parties and advocates from sharing records, including […]

The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act

The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act: Among the 6,000 NGOs that did not have their FCRA registration renewed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recently are also included the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), the Ramakrishna Mission, and Shirdi’s Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST). The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act registration is mandatory for any NGO or […]

Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs)

Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs): Reserve Bank of India has released its list of Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) in 2021. It has identified the state-owned lender State Bank Of India and the private lenders ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank as systemically important banks, which are perceived as banks, ‘too big to fail’. The system […]

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO): A Moscow-led military alliance dispatched troops to help quell mounting unrest in Kazakhstan as the police said dozens were killed trying to storm government buildings. Long seen as one the most stable of the ex-Soviet republics of Central Asia, energy-rich Kazakhstan is facing its biggest crisis in decades after […]

ICAR – Sugarcane Breeding Institute (ICAR-SBI)

ICAR – Sugarcane Breeding Institute (ICAR-SBI): ICAR – Sugarcane Breeding Institute (ICAR-SBI), Coimbatore in collaboration with Anamalai Tiger Reserve, conducted a campaign on “Knowledge empowerment of tribals’ and launched its STC (Scheduled Tribe Component) project at Attagatti in Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR), on 5 January 2022. Unlike other tiger reserves, the Anamalai Tiger Reserve has […]

24th Conference On E-Governance 2020-21

24th Conference On E-Governance 2020-21: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the 24th Conference on e-Governance 2020-21 in Hyderabad on January 7, 2021. The two-day conference themed ‘India’s Techade: Digital Governance in a Post Pandemic World’ will be organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances and Ministry of Electronics and Information […]