Constitutional amendment: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

20th Amendment of Sri Lankan Constitution: Key Facts

Published: October 24, 2020

The Sri Lankan Parliament recently passed the 20th Amendment of Sri Lankan constitution. Highlights The 20th amendment of the Sri Lankan Constitution has expanded the powers of the President and also have increased the immunity of the President. Under the 20th amendment, the President gets the power to dissolve the parliament after two years and ..

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NITI Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar Panel to reform Urban Planning Education System

Published: October 23, 2020

The NITI Aayog recently constituted a 14-member panel to reform the urban planning education system. The panel is to be headed by Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog. The other members of the panel are Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, secretaries of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and ..

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Union Cabinet approves adoption of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act

Published: October 21, 2020

On October 21, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the adoption of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj act. Key highlights The adoption of Panchayati Raj act will now establish the three tier of Grass root level democracy in Jammu and Kashmir. So far, the three-tier system was not in ..

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25th Amendment of US Constitution

Published: October 3, 2020

The US President Donald Trump and the first lady have tested positive to COVID-19. He is currently treated at the Walter Reed Medical Centre. Highlights The 74-year-old President is working from the centre. If his health deteriorates, the vice president will take over his role. The provisions to the scenario was provided by the 25th ..

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Vladimir Putin wins referendum

Published: July 2, 2020

On July 1, 2020, Russia announced the results of the new referendum. The referendum introduced constitutional amendments. One of the most important amendments of these is the amendment that will allow the Russian President Vladimir Putin to contest for two more years. Highlights The amendment now has paved way for the Russian President Vladimir Putin ..

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