Current Affairs - November, 2019

Dhaka Global Dialogue held in Bangladesh

The first edition of Dhaka Global Dialogue was held from 11-13 November 2019 in Bangladesh. The three day long programme was inaugurated by Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina. About Dhaka Global Dialogue Organised by: The programme was jointly organised by New Delhi based Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Read More…

Central Electricity Authority Data: India’s Electricity Demand fell to a 12-year low

According to the data released by the Central electricity Authority (CEA), the electricity demand of the country fell by 13% in October 2019 as compared to October 2018. This is the lowest in 12 years. Highlights Sharp reduction in the industrialized states like Maharashtra and Gujarat indicating an economic slowdown is the major reason for Read More…

SC Verdict: CJI Office under RTI act

On November 13, 2019, the Supreme Court upheld the 2010 judgement of Delhi High Court that the RTI (Right To Information) act was applicable to the office of CJI (Chief Justice of India) as well. Key Findings of the Judgement The CJI office and the SC are not two different public authorities. Under Article 124, Read More…

Pravind Jugnauth sworn in as Mauritius PM

The incumbent Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth was sworn in for five-year term after elections in which his coalition consolidated its grip on parliament. His swearing-in took place at the residence of President Barlen Vyapoory. Key Highlights The 57 year old Jugnauth took the helm of one of Africa’s wealthiest countries without going through Read More…

Justice Muhammad Raffiq sworn in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya HC

Justice Muhammad Raffiq was sworn in as 8th Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court. His oath for office and secrecy was administered by Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy at the Raj Bhavan in Shillong. He has succeeded Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal who is presently the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. About Justice Muhammad Raffiq Read More…