States Current Affairs - 2019

Current Affairs 2019-2020 of all States with latest updates. Current Affairs will list latest developments, issues in all states and may be useful for State PCS / Civil services examinations of various states of India.

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Mizoram passes Bill to Detect Illegal Foreigners

The Mizoram Assembly has unanimously passed The Mizoram Maintenance of Household Registers Bill, 2019 that seeks to detect foreigners illegally residing in the north-eastern state of Mizoram.

Features of the Bill

  • The bill aims to provide credible individual identification system and to prevent “usurpation” of benefits of developmental schemes by those who are not entitled and also provides for a comprehensive database of residents to be maintained.
  • The bill defines citizens as a person registered as such or having requisite qualification as prescribed under the Citizenship Act, 1955.
  • The bill aims to address the challenge wherein the benefits of development are found to have been eaten away to a large extent by foreigners who “clandestinely” stay back and get assimilated with the people of the State by taking advantage of the mistaken identity and of difficulties in detecting them.
  • The bill empowers President of the village council, town committee as the registering authority. They are required to maintain two registers, one will list the residents in the area and another non-residents. The register will be updated every three months.
  • An offence committed under this act a citizen may be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine of Rs 3000 for willfully making a false statement or destroy the whole or any part of the form.

The Bill seeks to detect foreigners illegally residing in the State of Mizoram which shares over 700-km-long border with Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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Pramod Sawant sworn-in as CM of Goa

Pramod Sawant, who was the speaker in the Goa assembly was sworn-in as the new chief minister of Goa following the demise of Manohar Parrikar.

Pramod Sawant holds Bachelors degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and has completed his post-graduation studies in Medico-Legal System and also did his masters in social work. He Sawant plunged into politics in 2008.

Pramod Sawant was elected as speaker after the 2017 polls. He was the youngest speaker from among all state legislative assemblies at that time.

Ministers Sworn-In

Pramod Sawant took oath along with 11 other ministers viz. Sudin Dhavalikar, Vijai Sardesai, Manohar Ajgaonkar, Mauvin Godinho, Vishwajit Rane, Milind Naik, Nilesh Cabral, Vinod Palyekar, Jayesh Salgaonkar, Rohan Khaunte and Govind Gawade.

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