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SC Order on Legal Abortion

The Supreme Court recently held that women, regardless of their marital status, are entitled to safe and legal abortion until 24 weeks of pregnancy. Key facts The apex court held that any differentiation between a married or unmarried woman under abortion law was “artificial and constitutionally unsustainable”. It held that abortion for unmarried and single ..

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R Venkataramani: New Attorney General of India

R Venkataramani, a senior advocate in the Supreme Court, has been appointed as the Attorney General of India for a period of three years. Key facts R Venkataramani is a lawyer having an experience of 42 years of practice in the apex court of India. He enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in ..

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Vande Bharat 2.0

Prime Minister Modi launched the new and upgraded version of Vande Bharat Express between Gandhinagar and Mumbai. Key facts The latest version has cost over Rs 115 crore – Rs 15 crore higher than the previous version. The new train can reach the maximum speed of 160 km per hour in 129 seconds, around 16 ..

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Uttar Pradesh’s fourth tiger reserve

The fourth tiger reserve has been notified by the Uttar Pradesh Government. Key facts The state cabinet has approved the notification of Uttar Pradesh’s fourth tiger reserve in the Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary (RWS) in Chitrakoot district under the Wild life (Protection) Act of 1972. While this wildlife sanctuary does not host tigers of its own, ..

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Kerala’s Draft Industrial Policy

Kerala recently unveiled a draft industrial policy. Key features The new industrial policy would be released in January 2023 and it will be effective from April 1 of the same year. The draft industrial policy focuses on upgradation of skills required for the jobs of future, industries and technologies of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and ..

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Encyclopedia of Tribes in Odisha

Encyclopedia of Tribes in Odisha was released by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Key facts With the release of the five volumes of “Encyclopedia of Tribes in Odisha”, Odisha became the first state in India to start an encyclopaedia on tribal communities and document their historic and unique traditions. The encyclopaedia was published by Scheduled ..

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