Scheduled Tribes Current Affairs, GK & News

Inclusion of tribes from 5 states in ST category

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently gave nod for the inclusion of tribes of five states in the Scheduled Tribes (ST) category. Key facts The Union Cabinet has approved the inclusion of tribes from Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh in the ST category. It has included 12 ..

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Reservation in Promotion

Recently, the Supreme Court of India refused to lay down any yardstick to grant reservation in promotion in government jobs to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). Key Facts A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Nageswara Rao, was hearing the case. As per bench, states are obligated for collecting data on inadequacy of representation ..

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What is Greater Tipraland?

Greater Tipraland is a region in Tripura. Several tribals are demanding to make the region as a separate state. What is the issue? There are 19 notified Scheduled Tribes in Tripura. Among these, 5.92 lakh are Tripuris, 1.88 lakh are Reangs. These three tribal groups are the major tribals in the state. Some of the ..

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What Home Ministry informed Parliament on Cybercrime?

The Home Minister have recently presented the crime data in Parliament in the ongoing Budget Session. Crime Data The ministry of Home Affairs informed in the Parliament that increasing use of the internet across the country has increased the instances of the cybercrime. It also highlighted that most of the cybercrime cases were of sexual ..

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What is ‘Sarna Code’ Resolution passed in Jharkhand Assembly? How is it related to Census 2021?

On November 11, 2020, the Jharkhand General Assembly passed a resolution demanding a separate ‘Sarna Code’ for Tribals. The proposal was tabled by Chief Minister Hemant Soren. The resolution was passed unanimously with voice vote. The Resolution seeks a separate column for followers of Sarna religion in Census 2021. Key Highlights The resolution will seek ..

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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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