Legal & Constitution Current Affairs

Justice Khanwilkar Appointed as New Chairperson of Lokpal

The Central government appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre as the new Chairperson of the anti-corruption ombudsman, Lokpal. Justice Khanwilkar will hold the post for a term of five years from the date he enters office or ..

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Kerala’s Human-wildlife Conflict Crisis and Demands for Legal Reforms

Kerala has witnessed a steady rise in dangerous human-wildlife interactions in recent years. Attacks from elephants, tigers, leopards, bison, and especially wild boars have posed an increasing threat to human life. Government data showed 8,873 wild animal attack incidents in ..

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Electoral Bonds Scheme Struck Down by the Supreme Court

The electoral bonds scheme was introduced by the Indian government in 2018 as an alternative system for financial donations to political parties aiming to bring transparency in political funding. However recently, 2024 the scheme was struck down by the Supreme ..

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16th Finance Commission Holds first Meeting

The recently constituted 16th Finance Commission of India held its first meeting on February 16th, 2023 chaired by the Commission’s Chairman Dr. Arvind Panagariya. The meeting discussed the Terms of Reference and decided to initiate wide-ranging consultations with various stakeholders. ..

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President Approves New Anti-Cheating Law for Public Exams

On February 15 2024, President Droupadi Murmu granted her assent to the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024, clearing the legislation for implementation after passage by both houses of Parliament in the recently concluded Budget session. Public examinations ..

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Tamil Nadu Assembly Opposes Delimitation and Simultaneous Polls

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly recently passed resolutions objecting to two major electoral reforms proposed by the central government – delimitation of Lok Sabha and Assembly constituencies and holding simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and State Assemblies, referred to as ..

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