Archives: August, 2020

Former President Pranab Mukherjee Passes Away

On August 31, 2020, the former President Pranab Mukherjee passed away at 84 after testing positive for COVID-19. The Government of India has announced seven-day state mourning. Highlights The Bharat ..

Ministry of Defence sets up committee to review AFHQ

In order to enhance the combat potential and rebalance defence expenditure, the Ministry of Defence has set up a three-member committee under Lt General Shekatkar (retd). The main task of ..

Supreme Court imposes token penalty of Re 1 on Prashant Bhushan as punishment

On August 31, 2020, the Supreme Court imposed Re 1 a token penalty on activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan as punishment in criminal contempt case. The judgement was pronounced by a ..

Facts Box: United Nations Guidelines on Access to Social Justice for people with Disabilities

The United Nations recently released the first ever guidelines to social justice for people with disabilities in order to make it easy for them to access justice systems in the ..

India opts out of Kavkaz 2020

India recently announced its withdrawal from the International Military Exercise to be held in Russia. The exercise is to be held between September 15, 2020 and September 26, 2020. Highlights ..

India Sea Plane services to begin from October 31

The Gujarat Government recently announced that the first sea plane services of India is to begin from October 31. October 31 marks the birth anniversary of Sarsar Vallabhai Patel. The ..

India First Policy of Sri Lanka

The Foreign Secretary Jayanth Colmbage of Sri Lanka recently shared about Sri Lanka’s interests towards India Fist Policy. Highlights The Strategic Security Policy of Sri Lanka will have “India First” ..

India to start bidding process of procuring six submarines

The Indian Navy is to acquire 24 new submarines. This is being done to bolster India’s underwater fighting capabilities. India is to launch the bidding process of procuring these submarines ..

Delimitation Panel to visit four NE states and Jammu and Kashmir

The Delimitation Panel that was set up to redraw constituencies of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir is to visit the states the Union Territory to prepare ..

Measurement and Monitoring Water supply under Jal Jeevan Mission

The Government of India has decided to provide smart rural water supply system under Jal Jeevan Mission, Digital India, Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan and Make in India. The Jal Jeevan ..