Category: Polity

India’s Parliament rejects no confidence against motion

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM INDIAN POLITY SECTION News in Focus Lok Sabha has rejected no confidence motion against the Council of Minister by figure of 325 to 126. What is a no-confidence motion? Neither a confidence motion nor a no-confidence motion is mentioned in the Constitution. But Article 75 spells it out that “the council of […]

President nominates four members to Rajya Sabha

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM INDIAN POLITY SECTION News in Focus In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 80 of the Constitution of India, and on the advice of the Prime Minister, the President of India has made the following four nominations to the Rajya Sabha: Ram Shakal Rakesh Sinha Raghunath Mohapatra Sonal Mansingh Background: There […]

Special Category Status not feasible

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM INDIAN POLITY SECTION News in Focus The Central government filed a counter affidavit in the Supreme Court expressing its inability to give Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh and said all commitments under the A.P. Reorganisation Act (APRA), 2014 had been addressed. What is Special Category Status? The Constitution does not […]

Inter-State Council (ISC)

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM INDIAN POLITY SECTION News in Focus Inter-State Council Standing Committee under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh completes its deliberations on Punchhi Commission report. The recommendations in Volume VI of the Punchhi Commission report are related to Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure. The recommendations in Volume VII are related […]

The National Institutional Ranking Framework, 2018

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM INDIAN POLITY SECTION News in Focus The National Institutional Ranking Framework, 2018, recent publication shows that the data make it possible to assign objective credentials to some aspects of education. Its assessment of some of the top institutions such as the Indian Institute of Science, the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the IITs and […]

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