Constitution Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Lok Sabha recently passed Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020. According to the amendment, the salaries of the parliamentarians are to be reduced by 30% for one year to mitigate fallout of disruptions that were created by COVID-19. Highlights The bill replaced the “Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) ordinance”, 2020. It Read More…

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister of Japan

On September 16, 2020, Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new prime minister of Japan after Shinzo Abe resigned. Background The longest serving Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe resigned in August 2020 due to health reasons. He was first elected to the Diet of Japan in 1996. Diet of Japan Diet is the bicameral Read More…

Delimitation Panel to visit four NE states and Jammu and Kashmir

The Delimitation Panel that was set up to redraw constituencies of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir is to visit the states the Union Territory to prepare a broad framework of delimitation exercise. Highlights The Delimitation Panel will redraw the constituencies based on the 2011 census. It will also work on increasing Read More…

18th Bench of CAT in UTs of Ladakh and J&K

The Government of India recently inaugurated the 18th Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for the Union territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. Highlights The setting up of CAT bench for Jammu will reduce the burden of several courts. The bench will deal exclusively with the service matters of government employees. It is to Read More…

To Change India’s Name to Bharat

The Supreme Court of India recently ordered to change a plea that requested to change India’s name into Bharat into a representation. The apex court also ordered to forward it to the Union Government, especially the Ministry of Home Affairs. Highlights The petition that was submitted to the court seeks to amend Article 1 of Read More…