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Why did Supreme Court issue notice over election of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to Rajya Sabha?

On November 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of India issued notice on petition against the election of the Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to Rajya Sabha. What is the issue? The Supreme Court bench comprising of Chief Justice S A Bobde, Justice Ramasubramanian and Justice A S Bopanna issued notice challenging the election of ..

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What is Mahajan Commission report on Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute?

On November 18, 2020, the Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa condemned the comments made by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar over the border dispute between the two states. Pawar mentioned the dispute as an attempt to incite fire. What is the border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka? The border dispute between the states ..

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Cow Cabinet: A new cabinet in Madhya Pradesh to conserve cows

On November 18, 2020, the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the State Government is to constitute ‘Cow Cabinet’ to conserve and promote cow cattle in the state. The first meeting of the cabinet is to be held on November 22, 2020. The meeting is to be held at Gau Sanctuary Salaria ..

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Nitish Kumar appointed as Chief Minister of Bihar

On November 16, 2020, the President of Janata Dal was appointed as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the fourth consecutive term. The Chief Minister is appointed by the Governor. Is the Chief Minister appointed or Elected? The Chief Ministers and the Prime Ministers in India are appointed by the Governor and President respectively. On ..

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Labour Ministry announces Draft Rules under Code on Social Security

On November 15, 2020, the Labour Ministry released draft rules under Code on Social Security. The rules provide for Aadhaar-based registration. This includes registration of gig workers, unorganized workers and platform workers on the portal of Central Government. Highlights The draft rules have been linked to the Employees Provident Fund Organization, National Social Security Board, ..

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