Delhi Cabinet gives nod for ‘Tree Transplantation Policy’

News: Delhi Cabinet has approved the ‘Tree Transplantation Policy’ for the preservation of trees in the Capital. Facts: Key Provisions of the Policy: A minimum of 80% of trees affected by a development or construction project will be transplanted and as much 80% of the transplanted trees must survive after transplantation. The Delhi government will… Continue reading Delhi Cabinet gives nod for ‘Tree Transplantation Policy’

To tackle pollution, smog tower to come up in Delhi

News:Recently,the Supreme Court has directed the Centre and the Delhi government to draw up a comprehensive plan to install ‘smog towers’ across Delhi to deal with air pollution. Facts: About Smog Towers: Smog towers are structures designed to work as large-scale air purifiers. They are usually fitted with multiple layers of air filters, which clean… Continue reading To tackle pollution, smog tower to come up in Delhi

Delhi govt to implement odd-even scheme

News:Delhi government has issued notification for the implementation of odd-even scheme from November 4th to November 15th,2019. Facts: Why is this scheme needed? The scheme is being implemented as pollution levels in parts of Delhi has reached the severe plus category after Air Quality index has crossed 500. The Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority… Continue reading Delhi govt to implement odd-even scheme

Explained: J&K Assembly — like, unlike Delhi

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill,2019 has paved the way for the formation of the Union Territory of J&K.It will join two other Union Territories with legislature namely Delhi and Puducherry. The J&K bill states that the provisions contained in Article 239 A of the Constitution that are applicable to Union Territory of Puducherry shall… Continue reading Explained: J&K Assembly — like, unlike Delhi

Delhi’s first ‘virtual court’ lets people pay traffic challans online

The Delhi High Court Chief Justice inaugurated a Virtual Court for online payment of traffic chalan. It is first such virtual court project in Delhi. The virtual court project will tackle the issue of voluminous pendency in courts and help people in getting their traffic challans disposed of while sitting at home. The Virtual Court… Continue reading Delhi’s first ‘virtual court’ lets people pay traffic challans online

Keep track of infrastructure projects in Delhi through an app

Delhi Government has decided to introduce a mobile application that will have the geo-location of all its infrastructure projects. The app will also include the features of the project,the details of its nodal departments and officers and its timeline.This will enable people to keep track of the progress. The Government will also start taking feedback… Continue reading Keep track of infrastructure projects in Delhi through an app

12 NCR districts, Agra switch to BS-VI fuel

According to Indian Oil Corporation (IOC),supply of ultra-clean BS-VI grade petrol and diesel has begun in cities adjoining Delhi. In April 2018,Delhi became the first city in the country to switch from BS-IV grade petrol and diesel to BS-VI fuels.Further,cities in the national capital region like Noida and Ghaziabad has switched over to the cleaner… Continue reading 12 NCR districts, Agra switch to BS-VI fuel

SC to consider AAP govt plea on services

Delhi government has decided to move to the Supreme Court seeking constitution of a larger bench to expeditiously decide the issue of who controls the administrative services in Delhi. Earlier,theSupreme Court had delivered a split verdict on the issue of division of powers between the Delhi government and the Centre over control of services covering… Continue reading SC to consider AAP govt plea on services

Supreme Court sends Delhi power tussle case to larger Bench

The Supreme Court delivered a split verdict on the issue of division of powers between the Delhi government and the Centre over control of services covering issues like transfer of officials and referred the matter to a larger bench. The major issues before the Supreme Court were (a) the power to appoint and transfer the… Continue reading Supreme Court sends Delhi power tussle case to larger Bench