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MHA begins tripartite talks with Gorkhas and WB

The Union Home Ministry started tripartite talks with “Gorkha representatives” from Darjeeling Hills, Terrai & Dooars region as well as the Government of West Bengal on October 12, 2021. Highlights Tripartite talks were started in a bid to resolve long-standing demand of statehood in North Bengal region. Talks were chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah ..

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Supreme Court on National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) position

Supreme Court in a landmark judgement noted that, “National Green Tribunal does have suo moto powers and it can hear environmental issues on its own”. Key Points This order came even though Union government said NGT does not have powers to hear environmental cases on its own. Court also noted that, holding any other interpretation ..

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Telangana to test Mobile-based e-voting system

The Telangana State Election Commission has planned to conduct a dry run of a “Mobile-Based e-voting system”. Highlights The development of this system is guided by the necessity of holding polls in India amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This system, if successful, will facilitate to vote using smartphones from home. The dry run will be held ..

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UP: Judicial Commission for Lakhimpur Kheri probe

Uttar Pradesh government has set up a one-member Commission for probing “the Lakhimpur Kheri incident” that took place recently in the state. Highlights In the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, eight people were killed. The Judicial Commission has been given two months’ time to probe the incident. Governor has appointed the judicial commission by exercising the powers conferred ..

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Centre to constitute National Road Safety Board

Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways notified to set up a “National Road Safety Board” recently. Key Facts The National Safety Board will be responsible for promotion of road safety, innovation and adoption of new technology. It will also regulate traffic and motor vehicles. Notification also specifies provisions for the composition, eligibility for Chairman ..

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