Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) Current Affairs, GK & News
Union Home Ministry recently notified an order granting citizenship to religious minorities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan residing in Anand and Mehsana districts in Gujarat. What is the recent MHA order on citizenship? The Ministry of Home Affairs’ notification grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan living ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked to further extend the deadline of framing the rules of “Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019”. Highlights MHA sought extension from parliamentary committees in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha. Third and the latest extension expired on January 9, but MHA failed to notify the rules. Why ..
Central Government has invited Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan to apply for citizenship in India under the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. Highlights Several migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan have been residing in 13 districts of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Chhattisgarh. In this regard, Union Home ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
The US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recommended Biden Administration to place four countries including India under “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC). The other three countries were Russia, Vietnam and Syria. Also, the USCIRF recommended to redesignate ten countries as “Countries of Particular Concern”. They were China, Iran, North Korea, Burma, Eritrea, Tajikistan, Saudi ..
The US Government recently released the International Religious Freedom Report, 2019. India has raised its concerns over the report. This was because the report alleged India with discrimination and attacks against religious minorities in the country. What were the concerns raised in the report? The religious freedom conditions in India is experiencing downturn. The national ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
Javed Akhtar has become the first Indian to receive the Richard Dawkins award. About Javed Akhtar Javed Akhtar is a renowned lyricist in the Indian film industry. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1999. He has also won the Sahitya Akademi award and Padma Bhushan. It is to be noted that Javed Akhtar raised voice ..
Category: Awards, Persons & Places in News