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Rajendra Menon sworn in as Chief Justice of Delhi HC

Aug 10, 2018
Justice Rajendra Menon was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court by Lt Governor Anil Baijal at a ceremony held at the Raj Niwas in New Delhi on August 9. The inclusion of Justice Menon will not, however, add to the depleted number of judges of the Delhi high court.

Begging in Delhi no more a criminal offence: Delhi High Court

Aug 8, 2018
The High Court was considering two PILs seeking by Harsh Mandar and Karnika Sawhney to decriminalise begging. The PILs have sought basic human and fundamental rights for beggars in the National Capital, apart from decriminalising begging. They have also sought basic amenities such as proper food and medical facilities at all homes for beggars in the city.

Delhi Government approves proposal delinking Aadhaar and social welfare benefits

Aug 1, 2018
The Delhi cabinet has approved a proposal to do away with the requirement of linking the 12-digit Aadhaar number with bank accounts to avail the benefits of welfare schemes including old age, disability and widow pensions.

Delhi Government launches new solar scheme to increase farmers’ income

Jul 26, 2018
Delhi cabinet has approved a scheme under which farmers in the national capital will be able to lease out a part of their agricultural land for setting up of solar panels to get additional income. The scheme will start in nine months and at least five solar companies have evinced interest.

Environment Minister inaugurates advanced system of air quality ‘SAFAR’

Jul 23, 2018
Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has unveiled a state-of-the-art Air Quality and Weather Forecast System– SAFAR in New Delhi. First of its kind in the country, the system was developed indigenously in record time by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.

Marriage doesn't imply woman’s consent to sex: Delhi High Court

Jul 18, 2018
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said that in a relationship like marriage, both man and woman have a right to say ‘no’ to physical relations.

DPCC notifies list of fuels permissible for industrial use

Jul 5, 2018
The notification almost eliminates the use of coal from everything except in thermal power plants, where coal with less than 0.4 percent sulphur will be permitted. Moreover, the Committee also announced its decision to shut down the coal power plants of the NCT, including the Badarpur plant.

Delhi government launches ‘happiness curriculum’ for school students

Jul 3, 2018
The Delhi government has launched 'Happiness Curriculum' for school students up to class 8. The move is expected to be a solution to modern day issues such as terrorism, corruption and pollution through human-centric education.

India’s first national police museum to come up in Delhi

Jun 12, 2018
The Union Government has decided to establish India’s first national police museum in Lutyens' Delhi. This is the first time that the country will have a national-level permanent exhibition on policing subjects.

President Ram Nath Kovind approves Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Act, 2017

May 9, 2018
As per the amendment, the employers violating labour rules in Delhi will now face fine ranging from Rs 20000 to 50000 and jail term of one to three years.

Delhi becomes first city to roll-out BS-VI fuel

Apr 2, 2018
Other cities like Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Faridabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune will also switch over to cleaner BS-VI grade fuel from January 1, 2019.

Delhi Police launches ‘all women patrolling squad’

Mar 8, 2018
The squad named ‘Knightingale’ has been formed to ensure safety and security of women at public places. The presence of more women police officers on the road will hopefully instil a sense of confidence among women.

Centre, Delhi government join hands to curb pollution in Delhi NCR

Feb 9, 2018
The Union Environment Ministry along with Delhi would be launching a campaign to combat severe levels of air pollution in the National Capital Region. The campaign outcome is expected to help the Ministry to form a larger policy framework to deal with pollution throughout the year.

MCD launches new mobile application to improve civic services

Jan 30, 2018
The three Municipal Corporations of Delhi have jointly brought out a mobile application to enhance engagement of citizens in resolution of grievances and improvement of civic services in the city. The application called Mobile App 311 was launched by Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

Historic War memorial Teen Murti Chowk renamed after Israeli city Haifa

Jan 15, 2018
The Teen Murti Chowk in central Delhi was formally renamed as Teen Murti-Haifa, after Israeli city Haifa in a solemn ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.

Delhi government launches mobile app that would connect 16000 SMC members

Dec 30, 2017
The Delhi government on 28 December 2017 launched a mobile app that would connect around16, 000 members of School Management Committees (SMCs). The application will help members of different school management committees to connect with each other and carry out their operations using the application.

Parliament approves extension of deadline for protection of illegal structures in Delhi

Dec 29, 2017
The Parliament has passed a bill seeking to extend the deadline of a law to protect slums, unauthorised colonies and illegal structures in the national capital from penal action for a period of three years, from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020.

Delhi HC: No one can use government land as burial ground

Dec 28, 2017
The Delhi High Court in a recent ruling held that no one has the right to indiscriminately use any open land, especially that belonging to the government, as a burial ground.

Delhi Government constitutes committees to look into complaints of fee hike by private schools

Dec 14, 2017
The committee will comprise Deputy Director Education of the district as chairperson, education officer of the Zone as a member and a Chartered Accountant nominated by Director of Education as a member.

Delhi government to launch accident victim policy

Dec 13, 2017
The Delhi government has decided to launch accident victim policy which will cover all hospital expenses of victims of road accidents, acid attacks or burns. As per government, there is no upper limit on the cost of treatment and all victims irrespective of residence, and even foreigners will be entitled to get free treatment in any Delhi hospital, government or private if the accident takes place in the capital.

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