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List of Current Chief Ministers in India 2020

Jun 4, 2020
At present, India is the union of 28 states and 8 Union Territories. There are 31 Chief Ministers in India which includes 28 Chief Ministers from states and 3 from Union territory of Delhi, Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir.

What is Article 30 of the Indian Constitution

Jun 1, 2020
Article 30: The Indian Constitution has provisions of fundamental right from articles 12 to 35.  Part-3 of the constitution talks about the fundamental rights given to the citizens of the country. In this article, we have explained the constitutional provisions of article 30.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA): Establishment and Functions

May 29, 2020
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) acts as the Central Counter-Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency. NIA Amendment Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Jul 15, 2019.

What is Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)?

May 29, 2020
The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, or anti-terror law was amended by the Lok Sabha in 2019. This bill empowers to central agencies and states to deal with terrorist activities strictly. This article to know full details of the UAPA, 1967.

List of Articles Related to the President of India at a Glance

May 26, 2020
The President of India (article 52) is the head of the Indian state. He is the first citizen of India also. In this article we have published the list of all important articles related to the President of India.

Manmohan Singh: Biography, Political career, Books and Education

May 22, 2020
Dr. Manmohan Singh Biography: The first Sikh Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh has been admitted to AIIMS after complaining of chest pain. Eighty-seven-year-old Dr. Singh was born 26 September 1932 in Gah, Punjab. Read this full article to know biography, Education, and books of Dr. Manmohan Singh.  

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA): Meaning, Functions and Budget

May 20, 2020
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was constituted in India after the occurrence of the Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004), Gujarat Earthquake (2001) and Odisha Super Cyclone (1999). The NDMA was formally constituted on 27 September 2006, in accordance with Section 3(1) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. It lays down the policies, plans, and guidelines for disaster management in India.

List of Articles Related to Supreme Court of India

May 19, 2020
The Supreme Court of India is the highest court in India. Currently, there are 34 judges in this apex court. Articles from 124 to 147 in Part V of the constitution deal with the organization, independence, jurisdiction, powers procedures of the Supreme Court.

Salary of Government Officials in India

May 13, 2020
The President of India receives the highest salary in the country i.e. Rs. 500,000 as basic salary plus other allowances fixed to President of India. The Vice-President of India is the second-highest-paid official in the country who receives Rs.400,000 plus other allowances fixed to Vice President of India.

What is Article 15 of the Indian Constitution? Important Features and Provisions

May 12, 2020
Article 15; prohibits discrimination by the "state" against any citizen on grounds 'only' of caste, religion, sex, race, and place of birth. Fundamental rights are provided to every citizen of the country without any discrimination.

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA): Meaning, Key Features, and Objectives

May 8, 2020
The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019 has been passed by the Lok Sabha on 9 December 2019. The purpose of this bill is to give Indian citizenship to illegal migrants of 6 communities i.e. Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian, Parsi, and Jain) belong to Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. 

List of major labour laws in India: A Brief Introduction

May 8, 2020
Minimum Wages Act, 1948, Factories Act, 1948, Maternity Benefits Act, 1961, Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 are some important labour laws in India. These laws have many provisions to safe the interests of workers of organised and unorganised sectors in India. Labour comes under the concurrent list of the Indian Constitution.

Geographical Indication (GI) Tag: Meaning, Objectives, Examples and FAQs

May 8, 2020
A Geographical Indication (GI) tag is given to an entrepreneur or a group of businessmen of a particular area/state/country to manufacturer goods of good quality.The GI tags are issued as per the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act,1999. 

What are the Types of Constitutional Amendment in India?

May 5, 2020
There are 104 amendments have been done in the Indian Constitution by January 2020. The first amendment was enacted in 1950. The constitution can be amended by the "simple majority" and "special majority" in each house.

GK Questions and Answers: Central Vigilance Commission

Apr 30, 2020
Recently, a new chief of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) had been appointed. Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is the main agency in preventing corruption in the central government. This article has 9 GK Questions on the Central Vigilance Commission.

National Panchayati Raj Day 2020: Current Theme, History and Significance

Apr 24, 2020
The National Panchayati Raj Day is observed on 24th April every year. The 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act,1992 came into force from 24 April 1993. Panchayati Raj Day paved the way for the 3 tier Panchayati Raj System in the country i.e. Gram Panchayat at the village level, Panchayat Samiti at Block level, and Zila Parishad at District level.

How is Amendment in Epidemic Disease Act 1897 helpful in tackling attack on Corona Warriors?

Apr 23, 2020
Amendment in  Epidemic Disease Act 1897: The Union Cabinet approved an ordinance proposing new amendments to the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 on 22 April 2020. Now attacking the healthcare workers is a non-bailable offence which may cause imprisonment ranging from 6 months to 7 years and fine up to Rs 5 Lac.

List of all Schedules in the Constitution of India

Apr 15, 2020
Currently, the constitution of India has 12 schedules which were 8 originally. The First Amendment Act added the 9th schedule in the constitution.  The Sixth Schedule of the constitution is related to Provisions for the administration of Tribal Area in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, and Ladakh.

How to file a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) in court?

Apr 14, 2020
Public Interest Litigation is a medium in which public issues related to minority or disadvantaged groups or individuals are raised through litigation or legal proceedings.. Know the process of filing a PIL in the court and who can file a PIL.

Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA): Meaning, Features and Punishment

Apr 10, 2020
The Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) was enacted in 1968. This act prohibits the strike of employees of railway, defence, post and telegraph, airport and port operations and other important departments.

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