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Phase III eCourts Project of Supreme Court

Phase III eCourts Project of Supreme Court In another major initiative the eCommittee Supreme Court has prepared the draft vision document for Phase III of the eCourts Project under the auspices of the Supreme court of India. E-Courts Project is a mission mode project undertaken by the Department of Justice, Government of India. The eCommittee Supreme Court of India yesterday released the Draft Vision document for Phase III of the aforementioned e-Courts Project. The eCommittee of

04 April, 2021 Judiciary

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) - PRIME Scheme launched

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) - PRIME Scheme launched About Atal Innovation Mission The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is a flagship initiative set up by the NITI Aayog to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across the length and breadth of the country. AlM's objectives are to create and promote an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship across the country at school, university, research institutions, MSME and industry levels. Functions The Atal Innovation Mission has

03 April, 2021 NITI Aayog

Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector Report- NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog has released a report titled Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector. Highlights of the Report: The report outlines the investment opportunities in various segments of India’s healthcare sector. This includes hospitals, medical devices and equipment, health insurance, telemedicine, home healthcare, and medical value travel. India’s Healthcare Industry: Healthcare Sector Growth Rate: India’s healthcare industry is g

02 April, 2021 Governance

Tribal TB Initiative to achieve ‘TB Mukt Bharat’ by 2025

Union Health Minister launched the “Tribal TB Initiative” as a step towards achieving 'TB Mukt Bharat' by 2025. The Ministry also released a guidance note on Joint Action Plan for elimination of Tuberculosis (TB), a Special Edition of Tribal Ministry’s Publication ‘ALEKH’ on TB and a document on Tribal Tuberculosis (TB) Initiative at the event. About the Initiative: The Health Minister stated that India has over 104 million tribal population liv

29 March, 2021 Health

Vacancies in Judiciary

Vacancies in Judiciary Over 60% of the sanctioned strength of judges was vacant at Patna High Court. High Courts with highest vacancy was in Patna(60%) > Calcutta(55.6%) > RJ(54%) > MP(49.1%) > (48.6%). High courts with lowest vacancy MN(0%) > ML(0%) > SK(0%) > KR(14.9%) > Guwahati(16.7%). Huge workload: Judges in high courts hear between 20 and 150 cases every day, or an average of 70 hearings daily. The average time that the ju

27 March, 2021 Judiciary

Bangkok General Guidance for Judges in Applying a Gender Perspective

Bangkok General Guidance for Judges in Applying a Gender Perspective Background The Bangkok General Guidance for Judges in Applying a Gender Perspective was discussed and adopted by judges from Philippines in 24 to 25 June 2016, hosted by the ICJ and UN Women. The idea to initiate the development of the Bangkok General Guidance emerged from the ASEAN Regional Dialogue on Judging with a Gender Perspective, which was held in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2015. General Guidance The Ba

24 March, 2021 Judiciary

Index Monitoring Cell Report

Report by Index Monitoring Cell The Index Monitoring Cell (IMC) in its report recommended, Decriminalising of defamation Consent of the Press Council of India as a prerequisite before filing an FIR against the media or a publication. In the World Press Freedom Index, 2020, India had been ranked at 142nd among 180 countries. In the Freedom in the World Report, 2021, India’s status had been downgraded from a free country to a “partly free” country. Index Monit

22 March, 2021 Governance reforms

SC Hearing Issue of Electoral Bonds

The Supreme Court agrees to hear a plea to stay the fresh sale of Electoral Bonds. The hearing of the case is set before the upcoming state assembly elections. What are Electoral Bonds? Electoral Bonds are interest-free bearer financial instruments for making donations to political parties. They were introduced by the Government of India by the Finance Bill, 2017. The bonds are issued in multiples of Rs. 1,000, Rs. 10,000, Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 1 crore without any maximum

20 March, 2021 Electoral reforms

MPLAD Scheme Funds for 2019-20

The Finance Minister has said that the funds under the MPLAD scheme for 2019-20 are clear. The government of India has decided to make the MPLADS scheme non-operational for 2 years. These funds will be used to strengthen the Government’s efforts in managing the impact of COVID-19 in the country. About MPLADs Scheme: MPLADS is a Central Sector Scheme. It was launched in 1993. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. States have their own

20 March, 2021 MPLAD

Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

As in March 2021, India has 75 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups across 18 states and Union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) In India, tribal population makes up for 8.6% of the total population. PVTGs are more vulnerable among the tribal groups. Due to this factor, more developed and assertive tribal groups take a major chunk of the tribal development funds. In 1973, the Dhebar Commission created Primitive Tribal Groups

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