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People are Free to Choose Religion: Supreme Court

People are Free to Choose Religion: Supreme Court The Supreme Court refused to entertain a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to ban black magic, superstition, and deceitful religious conversion. About the case in the SC A petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking to control black magic, superstition & mass religious conversion of SC/STs. The petition also mentions the religious conversions through intimidation, threats & gifts. The plea argued that such forceful re

Post Matric Scholarship scheme for Scheduled Castes

Post Matric Scholarship scheme for Scheduled Castes The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs had revamped the post-matric scholarship scheme earlier for students from the Scheduled Castes (SCs), including a new funding pattern of 60-40 for the Centre and States. Equality in the Constitution Equality enshrined in the Constitution is not mathematical equality and does not mean all citizens will be treated alike without any distinction. To this effect, the Constitution underlines two di

NGT Delhi is equal with all other branches of NGT

NGT Delhi is equal with all other branches of NGT About NGT It is a specialised body set up under the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources. NGT is mandated to make disposal of applications or appeals finally within 6 months of filing of the same. Structure The Tribunal comprises of the Chairperson, the Judicial Members and Expert Members

West Bengal to get a Legislative Council (LC)

West Bengal to get a Legislative Council (LC) India has a bicameral system i.e., two Houses of Parliament. At the state level, the equivalent of the Lok Sabha is the Vidhan Sabha or Legislative Assembly; that of the Rajya Sabha is the Vidhan Parishad or Legislative Council. How to create a Legislative Council? Under Article 169 of the constitution, Parliament may by law create or abolish the second chamber in a state if the Legislative Assembly of that state passes a res

How are new districts carved?

How are new districts carved? Malerkotla recently became the 23rd district in Punjab Section 5 of the Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1887 says the “State government may, by notification, vary the limits and alter the numbers of tehsils, districts and divisions into which the State is divided”. The power to create new districts or alter or abolish existing districts rests with the State governments. This can either be done through an executive order or by passing a law in the St

J C Pant is the Acting Chairperson of NHRC

J C Pant is the Acting Chairperson of NHRC Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant, a former Supreme Court judge, has been appointed the Acting Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with effect from April 25, the commission said on Monday. Justice Pant was appointed a member of the NHRC on April 22, 2019. The post of Chairperson has been vacant since the former Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu completed his tenure on December 2. National Human Rights Commission and

Scheduled Areas and Tribal areas: Rengma Nagas demand autonomous district council

Scheduled Areas and Tribal areas: Rengma Nagas demand autonomous district council Difference between 5th Schedule (Scheduled areas) and 6th Schedule (Tribal areas) This topic has been explained in the easiest format by Ankit Sir with Mains Answer Writing Questablishedion. Click here to watch the Youtube lecture. 5th SCHEDULE – Art 244 (1) – Part 10 It deals with the administration and control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes of any states except Assam, Meg

National Green Tribunal (NGT)

National Green Tribunal About NGT It is a specialised body set up under the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources. NGT is mandated to make disposal of applications or appeals finally within 6 months of filing of the same. Structure The Tribunal comprises of the Chairperson, the Judicial Members and Expert Members. They shall hold offic

Arun Kumar Mishra likely to be the new NHRC Chairperson

Arun Kumar Mishra likely to be the new NHRC Chairperson Former Supreme Court Justice Arun Kumar Mishra is likely to be the new Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) after a high-powered recommendation committee proposed his name. Former Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Mahesh Mittal Kumar, and former Director of the Intelligence Bureau, Rajiv Jain, had also been recommended by the high-powered panel as members of the NHRC, but the official notificat

Central Vista project essential, of public importance: Delhi HC

Central Vista project essential, of public importance: Delhi HC The Supreme Court, in a majority judgment, gave its go-ahead to the multi-crore Central Vista redevelopment project, which proposes to build a new Parliament three times bigger than the existing 93-year-old heritage building and modify the use of 86.1 acres of land, home to India’s power corridor in the national capital. In their majority opinion, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari said the court cannot

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