citizenship amendment bill Current Affairs - 2020

Ordinance passed by the Uttar Pradesh Government to recover damages of protests

On March 16, 2020, the Uttar Pradesh Government passed ordinance, “Recovery of Damages to public and private property ordinance, 2020”. The ordinance aims to deal with violent acts and control its persistence. It will also provide recovery of public and private property damages. UP Protests In December 2019, the Government of India passed the Citizenship Read More…

UNHRC files in Supreme Court on Citizenship Amendment Act

On March 3, 2020, the United Nation Human Rights Commission moved to Supreme Court on the matter of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The commission has filed a case challenging CAA. India on the Move of UNHRC India believes that the CAA is an internal matter of the country. Also, according to India, CAA is constitutionally Read More…

Bengal becomes the fourth state to pass resolution against CAA

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act was legislated by the Parliament during this winter session. However, several states are agitating over the non-inclusion of Muslims in the law. Kerala was the first state to pass a resolution against the act. Recently, the state of West Bengal has passed similar resolution. Highlights After Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan, West Read More…

Democracy Index released: India ranks 51; Slips 10 positions

On January 22, 2020, the Economic Intelligence Unit released Democracy Index for the year 2019. The index was topped by Norway. Norway was followed by Iceland and Sweden at second and third positions respectively. India was pushed to 51st rank slipping 10 positions as compared to its previous ranking Highlights According to the report, the Read More…

Assam Cabinet nod to make Assamese the state language

On December 23, 2019, the Assam Cabinet nodded to make Assamese language the state language of Assam. This will exclude BTAD (Bodoland Territorial Administrative Districts), Barak Valley and Hill districts of Assam. Highlights The cabinet has also suggested that Assamese will be made compulsory in all schools of Assam. The move comes in the wake Read More…