Constitution: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

18th Bench of CAT in UTs of Ladakh and J&K

Published: June 9, 2020

The Government of India recently inaugurated the 18th Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for the Union territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. Highlights The setting up of CAT bench for Jammu will reduce the burden of several courts. The bench will deal exclusively with the service matters of government employees. It is to ..

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To Change India’s Name to Bharat

Published: June 6, 2020

The Supreme Court of India recently ordered to change a plea that requested to change India’s name into Bharat into a representation. The apex court also ordered to forward it to the Union Government, especially the Ministry of Home Affairs. Highlights The petition that was submitted to the court seeks to amend Article 1 of ..

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Rules to issue Domicile Certificate in Jammu and Kashmir issued

Published: May 19, 2020

On May 18, 2020, the Jammu and Kashmir Administration issued rules to provide domicile certificates. The “J&K Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) rules 2020” has been provided through an amendment of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment) Act, 2010. Highlights The rules have included extraordinary penalty of Rs 50,000 to the competitive ..

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Finance Ministry begins Annual Exercise

Published: May 13, 2020

On May 12, 2020, the Ministry of Finance announced that the government departments and ministries will review guarantees issued against loans issued by various government entities. Highlights The exercise is done to make sure that the borrower is discharging the repayment obligations and interest obligations according to the loan agreement. The financial advisories of the ..

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NGT Order of Vizag Gas Tragedy: What is Strict Liability Vs Absolute Liability?

Published: May 11, 2020

The National Green Tribunal recently passed an order regarding the Vizag Gas Tragedy. Under the order, the LG Polymers, where the gas leak occurred was held liable according to the Principle of “Strict Liability” of 19th century English law. Strict Liability Principle According to Strict Liability Principle, a company or a party is not liable ..

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