State Current Affairs, GK & News

Fifteenth Finance Commission meets to discuss Health Sector and Fiscal Consolidation

On May 21, 2020, the Fifteenth Finance Commission met to discuss health sector and fiscal consolidation in the country. Highlights A high-level group was constituted by the Finance Commission on health sector. The group had submitted its report August 2019. Some of its recommendations were incorporated in the first report of the Finance Commission for ..

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Andhra Pradesh Cabinet nods to abolish Legislative Council

On January 27, 2020, the Andhra Pradesh cabinet cleared to abolish Legislative Council. It is to be noted that the Legislative Council stalled two bills that were passed by the assembly. It includes AP Capital Region Development Authority Repeal Bill and Decentralization bill. State Legislative Council Andhra Pradesh is one of the few states to ..

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Rajasthan Assembly passes Anti-Lynching Bill

Protection from Lynching Bill, 2019 was passed by Rajasthan Assembly by a voice vote. Bill was introduced by Shanti Dhariwal Parliamentary Affairs Minister in State Assembly on 30 July 2019. With passage of Anti-Lynching Bill Rajasthan has become 2nd State after Manipur to have a dedicated legislation that criminalises mob lynching as a special offence. ..

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Finance Commission of India

The Finance Commission is sanctioned in Article 280 of the Indian Constitution. It was first established in 1951 by the President of India to define the financial relations and dealings between the central government of India and the individual state governments. What does the Constitution say? As per Article 280 of the Indian Constitution, the ..

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New Governors for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

The President of India, through a press communique, confirmed the appointments of new Governors for the states of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. Former Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Kalraj Mishra has been appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh while the incumbent governor of Himachal Pradesh, Acharya Devvrat has been transferred to ..

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