Committees Current Affairs - 2019

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Commission headed by “Justice Usha Mehra” to opine measures to make Delhi safe for women

image In response to furor and protest against the incidence of the gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi, the Union Cabinet set up a Commission of Inquiry which will be headed by the former Delhi High Court judge, Justice Usha Mehra. It will also suggest steps to make Delhi and the NCR safer for women. to identify lapses and fix responsibility for the incident.

The Justice Mehra Commission will be in addition to a three-member panel headed by the former Chief Justice of India, J.S. Verma. The committee will recommend amendments in law to provide for speedier trial and rigorous punishment in “aggravated sexual assault” cases amid demands for death penalty.

The Centre rejected control of the Delhi police to the Delhi government saying the responsibility of law and order in the capital should remain with the Union government. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had demanded greater authority over city police after alleging that police officers had interfered in the recording of statement of the victim.

Month: Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Odisha Govt slaps a fine of Rs 6,000 crore on Tata Steel for illegal and excess mining

The Odisha government is believed to have slapped a fine of about Rs 6,000 crore on Tata Steel for its alleged involvement in ‘illegal and excess mining’ at its captive mines. Deputy Director of Mines (DDM) of Joda mining circle has slapped the fine.

Tata Steel has captive iron ore mines in Odisha’s Joda and Katamati. in addition, it also has manganese mines and dolomite quarries in the state. All the material is at present used for Tata’s steel-making plant at Jamshedpur, which is about 150 kms away from the mining sites.

Odisha accounts for a third of country’s iron ore – a vital steel making raw material – production. Recently, Odisha has also witnessed quite a few controversies on illegal mining and at present a Centre-appointed Justice M B Shah Commission is probing the cases of illegal mining in Odisha.

Month: Categories: National

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