9 PM Current Affairs Brief – April 21st, 2018


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Mission impossible

Mission impossible Context The proposal for simultaneous elections involves too many practical difficulties What has happened? In principle, simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies have the benefits of saving poll expenditure and helping ruling parties focus on governance instead of being constantly in election mode  Difficult to implement The flip side is … Continue reading “Mission impossible”

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Checks against atrocities

Checks against atrocities What has happened? The Supreme Court, in its recent judgment in Subhash Kashinath Mahajan v. State of Maharashtra , has stirred up a debate which is bound to impact the law and policy on the prohibition of the practice of untouchability and prevention of atrocities against Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in … Continue reading “Checks against atrocities”

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Cabinet to discuss death penalty for rape of minors

Cabinet to discuss death penalty for rape of minors What has happened? Law Ministry sources say that they have approved a proposal received from the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, and a final decision on whether to bring it in the … Continue reading “Cabinet to discuss death penalty for rape of minors”

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Impeachment move doesn’t fetter CJI, say experts

Impeachment move doesn’t fetter CJI, say experts What has happened? Former Chief Justices of India and eminent jurists said on Friday that there was no need for Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra to withdraw from work merely because a group of Opposition MPs had submitted a notice for his impeachment to the Rajya Sabha … Continue reading “Impeachment move doesn’t fetter CJI, say experts”

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Congress, six other parties move to impeach CJI Misra

Congress, six other parties move to impeach CJI Misra Context Motion submitted to Vice-President cites five cases of ‘misbehaviour’ What has happened? The Congress, supported by six other Opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha, on Friday took the unprecedented step of moving an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on grounds … Continue reading “Congress, six other parties move to impeach CJI Misra”

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