Current Affair-March 17, 2021

Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 has been passed by Rajya Sabha. It increases the time period within which an abortion may be carried out. Present position: Currently, abortion requires the opinion of one doctor if it is done within 12 weeks of conception, and two doctors… Continue reading Current Affair-March 17, 2021

Current Affair-March 16, 2021

Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill2021 Context: The Centre on Monday introduced the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha, reviving the dispute on the distribution of powers between the elected government and the Lieutenant Governor (L-G). The Bill proposes to amend Sections 21, 24, 33… Continue reading Current Affair-March 16, 2021

Current Affair-March 15, 2021

New NPC amendment National People’s Congress (NPC) of Chinaapproved amendment to Honk Kong’s electoral system. It  changes  how Hong Kongchooses its leaders. What are the changes made? NPC amendment gives Beijing­appointed politicians greater power in running the HKSAR’s politics. It bestows greater power on a newly expanded Election Committee of 1,500 nominated members, up from… Continue reading Current Affair-March 15, 2021

Current Affair-March 12, 2021

Trusted telecom’ rules The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has amended the licensing conditions for telecom companies to include defence and national security as parameters when purchasing ‘trusted telecom products’ and sourcing equipment from ‘trusted telecom equipment sources’. Reason for origin With the advent of technology, some countries such as China, the US, Russia, Japan stole… Continue reading Current Affair-March 12, 2021

Current Affair-March 11, 2021

The issue of legalising cannabis cultivation in HP Himachal state government is coming up with a policy to allow controlled cultivation of hemp or cannabis in the state. This means the state wants to legalise commercial cultivation of the plant for non-recreational uses such as making medicines and fabrics. Legal aspect of cannabis cultivation in… Continue reading Current Affair-March 11, 2021

Current Affair-March 10, 2021

OPEC+ Context: India has asked state refiners to speed up diversification of oil imports to gradually cut their dependence on West Asian suppliers after OPEC+ decided last week to largely continue production cuts in April. India is world’s third biggest oil consumer. It imports about 84% of its crude needs with over 60% of that… Continue reading Current Affair-March 10, 2021

Current Affair-Feb 22, 2021

Model Bill on Conclusive Land Titling Agricultural economist T. Haque chaired the Special Cell on Land Policy at NITI Aayog and recommended a shift to conclusive titling in a 2017 report.What is Conclusive land titling?Under a conclusive land titling system, land records designate actual ownership. The title is granted by the government, which takes the… Continue reading Current Affair-Feb 22, 2021

Current Affair-Feb 20, 2021

Nankana Sahib and its significance Nankana Sahib is the birth place of first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev. It is also the site of the first big agitation by the SGPC to take back control of gurdwaras from mahants backed by the British. Saka Nandana Sahib The centenary of Sri Nankana Sahib massacre is popularly… Continue reading Current Affair-Feb 20, 2021

Current Affair-Feb 19, 2021

Amendments in Justice Juvenile Act Union Cabinet ushered in some major amendments to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 in a bid to bring in clarity and also entrust more responsibilities on bureaucrats when it comes to implementing provisions of the law. What is the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of… Continue reading Current Affair-Feb 19, 2021

Current Affair – Feb 18, 2021

Transit remand, bail explained: Legal provisions invoked in Greta ‘toolkit’ case The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted transit anticipatory bail to Shantanu Muluk in the Greta Thunberg toolkit case registered by the Delhi Police. The transit anticipatory bail has also been granted to Muluk. What does the law say about the arrest of a… Continue reading Current Affair – Feb 18, 2021