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

SC rules ‘Daughters have equal heirship rights in joint Hindu family property’

Published: August 12, 2020

The Supreme Court has ruled that the daughters in the Hindu families have equal coparcenary rights in the joint Hindu family property even if the father died before the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005. This has been done in order to ensure the equality of women in the property rights of the family. Details of ..

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Inclusion of New Castes in SC List

Published: July 17, 2019

In a written reply given in Rajya Sabha, The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment has informed that government of UP had sent an earlier proposal to include a total of 17 castes into the SC category. This proposal was put forth in front of the Registrar General of India (RGI). What happened? ..

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Uttarakhand bars candidate with more than two children from contesting Panchayat polls

Published: June 27, 2019

The Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly has passed the Uttarakhand Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill has the following provisions: The amendment bill makes it mandatory for panchayat poll candidates to have passed class 10. While women and SC/ST male candidates need to pass class eight, SC/ST women need to pass class five to be eligible ..

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Fee waiver for SC/ST Students in Jan Shikshan Sansthans

Published: June 6, 2019

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has been waived off fees for SC/ST candidates joining vocational training under Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS). The fee waiver decision aims to further strengthen the skill ecosystem benefiting those in the underprivileged sections of society. Jan Shikshan Sansthans Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSSs) aims to provide vocational training to ..

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Caste Discrimination and Indian Medical Education System

Published: May 29, 2019

#JusticeForDrPayal was trending in social media for the last few days. Payal Tadvi, a resident doctor studying gynaecology at the BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai, was found hanging in her hostel room as she was consistently harassed by the three doctors for belonging to a lower caste. This was not one of the rare or ..

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