Scheduled Caste Current Affairs, GK & News

West Bengal announces several initiatives for SC and ST people in the state

On November 4, 2020, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a number of initiatives for the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and refugee population. This included land pattas and setting up of cultural and development boards. Key Highlights The initiatives have included all the refugees in the colonies spread across the state. Around 1,25,000 ..

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Ambedkar Social Innovation Incubation Mission: Key Facts, Features and Benefits

On September 30, 2020, the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot launched Ambedkar Social Innovation and Incubation Mission for the Scheduled Castes under Venture Capital Funds. The mission aims to promote innovation among the SC students in the country. Key Features To promote entrepreneurship among SC students with special preference to disabled ..

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Validity of UP Governments Order to List OBC as SC

The order of the Uttar Pradesh government to issue Scheduled Castecertificates to those belonging 17 castes from Other Backward Castes (OBC) is termed as unconstitutional. Constitutional Procedure for listing any caste as Scheduled Caste Article 341 of the constitution lists the following provisions: (1)The President after consultation with the Governor is empowered to specify the ..

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Thawarchand Gehlot appointed as Leader of Rajya Sabha

Thawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment was recently appointed as Leader of Rajya Sabha (Council of States). The Leader of the Rajya Sabha is appointed by the party in power at Centre. This position was occupied by senior BJP leader and former Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley in previous Narendra Modi-led government ..

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Caste Discrimination and Indian Medical Education System

#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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