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Indian Government to set up panel to study status of SC converts to Islam and Christianity

The Central Government will constitute a national commission to study the social, economic and educational status of members of Scheduled Castes or Dalits who have converted to religions other than Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Key facts This proposed commission is significant as several petitions are currently pending before the Supreme Court seeking SC reservation benefits ..

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Karnataka Right to Freedom of Religion Bill

The ‘Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill’ was recently passed by the state legislative council. Key facts Karnataka’s anti-conversion bill was passed by the legislative assembly in December 2021. The bill bans forced religious conversions by direct or indirect means. It gives specific procedures for undertaking a religious conversion. This bill gives ..

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Advocate Mukul Rohatgi reappointed as Attorney General for India

Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi is set to become the Attorney General for India for the second time. Key facts Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi is set take up the post of the top law officer in India from October 1. The tenure of the current Attorney General K.K. Venugopal will end on September 30 and he ..

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Committee to draft National Cooperation Policy

Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah recently announced the formation of a committee to draft a National Cooperation Policy document. Key Points The 47-member committee will be headed by former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu. The committee also includes experts from the cooperative sector; Representatives of National/State/District and Primary Co-operative Societies; Secretaries (Cooperatives) and Registrars ..

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Bill to rename “Delhi International Arbitration Centre”

On August 8, 2022, Lok Sabha have nod to “New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (Amendment) Bill, 2022”. The bill seeks to rechristen New Delhi International Arbitration Centre as “India International Arbitration Centre”. New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (Amendment) Bill, 2022: This bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on August 5, 2022.  It seeks to amend ..

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Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022

Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was put in the Lok Sabha on August 3, 2022 and was passed on August 8. It seeks to amend the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. It promotes energy efficiency and conservation. Important Provisions of the bill include; The Bill seeks to regulate the energy consumption by equipment, buildings, appliances, and ..

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