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ASSOCIATION OF ASIAN ELECTION AUTHORITIES (AAEA)

Recently, India has been unanimously elected as the new Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) for 2022-2024 at the recently held meeting of the Executive board and General Assembly at Manila, Philippines. The newly added members to the Executive board include Russia, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Taiwan and Philippines. It …

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RULES 2021

The Supreme Court (SC) has stayed proceedings in various High Courts on petitions challenging the efficacy of the regulatory frameworks for social media and Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms. These regulatory frameworks are established by the Information Technology Rules 2021 and the Cable Television Networks (Amendment) Rules 2021. This comes after the central government requested …

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MARITAL RAPE IN THE INDIAN PENAL CODE

Recently, the Delhi High Court delivered a split verdict in a batch of petitions challenging the exception provided to marital rape in the Indian Penal Code (IPC). In case of a split verdict, the case is heard by a larger Bench. The larger Bench to which a split verdict goes can be a three-judge Bench …

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APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES

The Supreme Court collegium has made recommendations to five new Chief Justices of high courts. It is the system of appointment and transfer of judges that has evolved through judgments of the Supreme Court (SC) and not by an Act of Parliament or by a provision of the Constitution. It declared that the “primacy” of the CJI’s (Chief …

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NATIONAL MISSION FOR CLEAN GANGA

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has organised the 6th Edition of the monthly ‘Webinar with Universities’ series on ‘Igniting Young Minds, Rejuvenating Rivers’. The theme for the webinar was ‘Waste Water Management.’ The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is implemented by the National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga …

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MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT LOCAL AREA DEVELOPMENT SCHEME

Recently, the Ministry of Finance has revised the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme(MPLADS) rules, where the interest that the fund accrues will be deposited in the Consolidated Fund of India. So far, the interest accrued on the fund used to be added to the MPLADS account and could be used …

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NATIONAL FAMILY HEALTH SURVEY -5

Recently, the National Report of the 2nd phase of fifth round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) was released. The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) is a large-scale, multi-round survey conducted in a representative sample of households throughout India. It comprises detailed information on key domains of population, health and family welfare and …

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PRADHAN MANTRI GARIB KALYAN ANNA YOJANA

Recently, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution revised the PMKGAY (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana) allocation of rice and wheat for all the 36 states/UTs for the remaining five months — from May to September 2022. PMGKAY is a part of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package …

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GLOBAL REPORT ON FOOD CRISES 2022

Recently, an annual report named Global Report on Food Crises 2022 was launched by the Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC). The report is the flagship publication of the GNAFC and is facilitated by the Food Security Information Network (FSIN). It was Founded by the European Union, FAO and WFP …

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UDID

Recently, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has asked states to speed up implementation of the Unique Disability ID (UDID) scheme for Persons With Disabilities (PwD) in the 75 districts. The Rural Development Ministry has selected the UDID programme as a part of its 90-day campaign in districts “selected …

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