On Friday, the Supreme Court declared that the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression and the right to carry on trade or business using the Internet are constitutionally protected. This came in the backdrop of the five-month-long Internet shutdown in Kashmir. While India’s longest Internet suspension continues, the verdict has laid down a... Continued.
Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah, inaugurated the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C). This state-of-the-art Centre is located in New Delhi. About Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre The scheme to setup Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre was approved in October 2018 at an estimated cost of Rs. 415.86 crore, to deal with... Continued.
Breaking the tradition of consensus-based decisions in its 37 earlier meetings, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council voted for the first time in its 38th meeting held on December 18. The proposal to have a higher single rate for lotteries went through by a majority, with 21 votes in favour. The GST Council is... Continued.
Death warrant All the four convicts in the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case will be hanged on January 22 at 7 a.m. inside the Tihar jail. Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora issued the death warrants for convicts on a plea by the victim’s parents to expedite their execution. Before passing... Continued.
According to the 2001 Census, India has 30 languages that are spoken by more than a million people each. Additionally, it has 122 languages that are spoken by at least 10,000 people each. It also has 1,599 languages, most of which are dialects. These are restricted to specific regions and many of them are on... Continued.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting an exclusive examination for recruitment of officers to handle specialised services in the newly created Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS) following unification of eight different railway services. It will happen in next recruitment circle of 2021. Top sources in the Indian Railways stated that the UPSC... Continued.
The Kerala Assembly’s resolution calling upon the Centre to repeal the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, reflects the widespread unease and disquiet the legislation has caused. Union government reaction Rather than treat it as a controversy over the question whether a State Assembly is competent to question the law on a matter under the Union government’s... Continued.
In the first week of December, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray appointed Ministers Chaggan Bhujbal and Eknath Shinde as coordinators to oversee the government’s efforts to expedite the case related to the boundary issue with Karnataka. On the floor of the Assembly, Mr. Thackeray said Prime Minister Narendra Modi understands the PoK issue, but not... Continued.
The Cabinet recently approved trimming of the Railway Board, the powerful body that governs the Indian Railways. From nine, the Board will now have only five Members. The Cabinet also decided to merge all central service cadres of Railways officers into a single Indian Railways Management Service (IRMS). Now, any eligible officer could occupy any... Continued.
With General Bipin Rawat taking over as the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) on New Year’s Day, a new structure is being created in the Defence Ministry. What will be the nature of the relationship between the new four-star general and the ministry? It is said that the CDS is a ‘dual-hatted role’. What... Continued.