Land acquisition: Centre seeks Constitution Bench

Land acquisition: Centre seeks Constitution Bench Polity News: Supreme Court Chief Justice agreed to set up a Constitution Bench for expeditious disposal of issues relating to amendments in the Land Acquisition Act. Facts: The 2013 Act mandates that 70% of the affected land owners should consent to the acquisition of land for a public private… Continue reading Land acquisition: Centre seeks Constitution Bench

Supreme Court introduces new case listing norms to cut down oral mentioning before CJI

Supreme Court introduces new case listing norms to cut down oral mentioning before CJI polity News The Supreme Court has published new rules on how fresh cases will be listed. Important facts Rationale behind the new rules: To cut down on the daily ritual of advocates orally mentioning new and important cases before the Chief… Continue reading Supreme Court introduces new case listing norms to cut down oral mentioning before CJI

Include Chin refugees in citizenship Bill: Chakma NGOs

Include Chin refugees in citizenship Bill: Chakma NGOs Polity News: The article discusses the origin and problems of Chin tribes. Facts: Eight organisations of the Chakma community have appealed to the Centre to further amend the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill for including Myanmar along with Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan for allowing citizenship status to Chin tribe.… Continue reading Include Chin refugees in citizenship Bill: Chakma NGOs

E-commerce games

E-commerce games Issue: India decided to stay out of the WTO e-commerce negotiations announced by about 75 members at the World Economic Forum in Davos  Negotiation agendas: Free flow of data located on computer servers without data localization requirements Permanent moratorium on customs duties Non-disclosure of source code Prohibition of forced technology transfer Reasons for… Continue reading E-commerce games

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Child Protection and Child Rights in India

Context: With multiple cases of child sexual abuse, the issue of child right gains prominence. Background: Child sexual abuse: Any sexual act between an adult and a minor, or between two minors, when one exerts power over the other. Child rights: Child Rights are minimum entitlements and freedoms that should be afforded to all persons… Continue reading Child Protection and Child Rights in India