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U.S Government amends the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 in support of Hong Kong protestors

The United States President, Donald Trump on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, signed two legislations that amends the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 and supports the pro-democracy protesters of Hong Kong. The bills amended are: 1)Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, under which the special trade status of Hong Kong will ..

2019 edition of International Day of Democracy

The International Day of Democracy is observed every year on 15th of September to promote and uphold the principles of democracy. The theme for year 2019 is ‘Participation’ , which is an opportunity to recall that democracy is about people. Democracy is built on inclusion, equal treatment and participation — and it is a fundamental ..

International Day of Democracy 2019

The International Day of Democracy 2019 was observed on September 15. The day is celebrated to promote the tenets of democracy. 2019: Theme The theme of the world democracy day 2019 is “Participation”. Active participation of people is a key for the democracy to succeed. Article 21 (3) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “The ..

The Parliament House of India

While a lot has been written and read about the Parliament of India (yes, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha), the place where the parliamentarians sit has relatively been confined to the background. Where does the Parliament of India convene? The Parliament of India convenes in the Sansad Bhavan which is located on the Sansad ..

Select Committee

A select committee is a committee which comprises up of a few parliamentary members who are appointed to deal with a particular area or issue which may originate in the parliament. It is the feature of the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy. How does a select committee work? There are rules which allow a member ..

Short Note – Riots in Hong-Kong

The tiny nation of Hong-Kong is currently up in arms as over one million people have to take to the streets in the past 3 weeks to take on the local China-backed leaders and administration. The protestors had tried to storm the legislature house on the anniversary of the City’s return to China after a ..

China defends Tiananmen Crackdown

China has defended crackdown on protesters around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 30 years ago. Chinese Defence Minister at the Shangri-La Dialogue called the protests by students and workers demanding democratic changes and the eradication of corruption in 1989 as political turbulence and said that the government took decisive steps to stop the turbulence. Tiananmen Protests Tiananmen ..

Voting trends in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

India is the World’s largest democracy and the elections are the celebrations which uphold the democratic credentials of the country. The voting trends in the recently concluded Lok Sabha Elections reiterate the Indian credentials as the worlds largest democracy. Voting Trends in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections An estimated 67.11 per cent of the 91 crores ..