RTI Current Affairs, GK & News

Maharashtra Received Maximum COVID 19 War Gear from Centre: RTI Reply

A reply to an RTI query has revealed that Maharashtra, the worst-hit state by the COVID 19 Pandemic, has received the maximum number of N95 masks, PPE kits, tablets and ventilators, from the central government. The reply has been given by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in its reply given ..

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Big Week ahead at the Supreme Court

The entire bench of the Supreme Court of India will reconvene after the 6-week summer vacation. A number of major cases like the Rafale Case, the Sabarimala Case and the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) ambit on the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) are expected to be pronounced this week. What ..

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RTI Act supersedes Official Secrets Law

Delivering a separate judgment in the Rafale case, Justice K.M. Joseph has made the following observations: The Right to Information Act confers on ordinary citizens the ‘priceless right’ to demand information even in matters affecting national security and relations with a foreign state. Justice Joseph’s judgment countered the claim made by the government for privilege ..

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RBI replies to RTI regarding Demonetisation

The minutes of meeting which had approved the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes has been revealed through RTI. The government had contested that demonetisation would help curb black money and a steep rise in Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes; check the circulation of fake currency and promote e-payments and financial ..

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Issue of Bringing BCCI under RTI

The Central Information Commission (CIC) in its latest order issued on June 16th has urged the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to bring the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) under the ambit of the RTI Act. In its previous order issued on June 9th, the CIC had explained the need ..

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