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President’s New Secretary: Former retd IAS officer Kapil Dev Tripathi

On April 20, 2020, the Former IAS officer Kapil Dev Tripathi was appointed as the new secretary to the President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved his appointment for a term co-terminus with the tenure of the President. Appointment Committee of the Cabinet The Appointment Committee of the ..

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GoI: Six Inter-Ministerial Teams formed after violations of Lock Down in the States

On April 20, 2020, six inter-ministerial teams were formed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, violations of lock down were reported in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Maharashtra. Highlights The teams formed are to submit a report to the central government after examining social distancing, lock down violations and attacks on medical professionals in ..

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Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (amendment) bill passed in the Parliament

On March 12, 2020, Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Amendment) bill, 2020 has been passed in the parliament. It was earlier passed by Lok Sabha and is now being passed by Rajya Sabha. Highlights The amendments were earlier introduced as ordinances. Now after the Parliament session begun the ordinance was introduced as bill. And the bill has ..

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Nari Shakti Puraskar

On International Women’s Day, the President gave away the Nari Shakti Puraskar to 15 women, the oldest of whom is 105 years old. About the Award The Nari Shakti Award is the highest civilian award in the country awarded to women in recognition of their contributions and achievements. It was instituted in 1999 and is ..

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Faure Gnassingbe re-elected as President of Togo

The incumbent President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe has been re-elected for the fourth term as the country head. This would extend his 15-year rule of the country. After his father started to lead the country in 1967, his family has been continuously on the top-seat. The President secured more than 72 percent of the votes ..

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