Assam Current Affairs - 2020

Supreme Court restores 9,000 trials in CBI courts

The Supreme Court held the order of the Gauhati High Court, which had questioned the legality of the formation of CBI, as erroneous and contrary to the express provisions of the constitution and DSPE Act, 1946. The apex court has restored more than 9,000 criminal trials pending in CBI courts throughout the country. The court Read More…

Gauhati HC quashes 1963 resolution on CBI formation

The Gauhati High Court has set aside the Union Home Ministry resolution by which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was formed in 1963. As per the court, the CBI was neither an organ nor part of the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DPSE) and thus could not be treated as a “police force” constituted under Read More…

JE Vaccine (JENVAC) : India’s first indigenously produced Japanese Encephalitis vaccine launched

India launched its first fully indigenously produced vaccine against Japanese Encephalitis (JE), a mosquito-borne viral infection that affects the central nervous system. The vaccine named JENVAC has been jointly developed by the National Institute of Virology, Indian Council of Medical Research and Bharat Biotech Ltd. under the public-private-partnership model for the prevention and control of Read More…

Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) to be continued in 12th Five Year Plan: CCEA

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved continuation of the Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) in the 12th five year plan. It also approved new projects for utilizing the balance of Rs 717 crore left in the 12thfive year plan allocation, after meeting committed liabilities of the sanctioned 61 parks. What are the Read More…

Rajan Committee’s new methodology to replace ‘special category’ status for devolution of funds to States

The panel set up by the government under the chairmanship of the then Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan (now RBI governor) has suggested ending the ‘special category’ criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states. Why did the government set up the Rajan Committee? The Union Government set up Raghuram Rajan Committee amid demands for “special Read More…