Tribunals Reforms Ordinance, 2021

The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 Recently, the President promulgated Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021 through which the Appellate authorities under nine laws have been replaced with High Courts. The Ordinance has amended the Finance Act 2017 to include provisions related to the composition of search-cum-selection committees, and …

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India-Russia Ties

This article is based on “Bridge the geopolitical distance with Russia” which was published in The Hindustan Times on 16/02/2021. It talks about the importance that Russia and India hold for each other in the present geopolitical scenario. The year 2020 saw several geopolitical events that impacted both India and …

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Recently, the President of India visited Japan. The visit was the first presidential visit to Japan after a gap of 29 years. The last presidential visit was in 1990 when the then President, RamaswamyVenkatraman, attended the enthronement ceremonies of Emperor Emeritus Akihoto who stepped down in 2018. Key Highlights The President attended the enthronement ceremony …

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India-Japan: Mou Signed For Academic and Research Cooperation

The Union Cabinet recently apprised a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signed between India and Japan. The MoU was signed between National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) that operates under Department of Space, GoI and the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere called the RISH that operates under Kyoto University of Japan. What …

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Ins Sarvekshak: Joint Hydrographc Survey in Mauritius

The INS Sarvekshak is on a deployment to Mauritius for undertaking Hydrogrpahic surveys along with Mauritius. It will also provide training to the Mauritian personnel on advanced hydrographic equipment and practices during the deployment. Hydrographic Survey INS Sarvekshak has visited Port Louis and commenced the hydrographic survey of “Deep Sea …

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National Investigation Agency

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was constituted under the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act, 2008. It is a central agency to investigate and prosecute offences affecting the sovereignty, security and integrity of India, security of State, friendly relations with foreign States. against atomic and nuclear facilities. smuggling in High-Quality Counterfeit Indian Currency. …

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Recently, the Supreme Court told the government that interim appointments to the post of CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) Director cannot go on. A petition was filed in the Court, objecting to the appointment of interim CBI Director following the retirement of the regular CBI director. The government had failed …

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Integrated Health Information Platform

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched the Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP), that is the next generation highly refined version of the presently used Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP). IIHP is an advanced disease surveillance system. It will track 33 diseases (as compared to the earlier 18 …

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International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination

Every year, 21st March, is observed as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The day calls for solidarity against racism and racial discrimination. The United Nation General Assembly in October 1966 proclaimed 21st March as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, to be commemorated annually. …

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