Governance Current Affairs - 2020

Global Economic Prospects Report, 2020 by World Bank

The World Bank recently launched the Global Economic Prospects Report, 2020. The report highlighted the impact of COVID-19 on countries. Key findings of the report The report says that the Emerging Market and the Developing Economies are highly vulnerable. They face health crisis, external shocks, restrictions, tourism, falling trade, capital outflows and commodity prices. These Read More…

National Conference on E-Governance held in Mumbai; National E-Governance Awards presented

The 23rd National Conference on E-Governance was held in Mumbai to transform governance using digital technologies. The conference adopted Mumbai Declaration. Highlights The Conference also assessed the national e-governance services being delivered by all the states and Union Territories. Delhi, Chandigarh and Daman and Diu emerged as the leaders in delivering e-governance services among Union Read More…

Budget 2020: Governance

In order to achieve minimum government and maximum governance, the Budget 2020-21 has allocated funds for the following Tax Payer Charter introduced The Budget allocated funds to institutionalize a Tax Payer Charter. This is to ensure fairness and avoid harassments in the quest of collecting taxes from the citizens. Only three countries in the world Read More…

Facts Box: “Three Capital Bill” of Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Government has passed the “Andhra Pradesh Decentralisation and Equal Development of All Regions Bill”, 2020. The bill paves way for three capitals of the state. Highlights The three capitals are Amaravati-legislative capital, Vishakhapatnam-the executive capital and Kurnool-judicial capital. The three-capital system is being adopted by the government of Andhra Pradesh in order Read More…

NIC organizes Tech Conclave in New Delhi on “Technologies for NextGen Governance”

The National Informatics Centre (NIC) is to hold a 2-day technology Conclave in New Delhi. The event is to be conducted between January 21, 2020 and January 22, 2020. The Conclave is to be inaugurated by Union Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad. Highlights The Technology Conclave will discuss application of Information and Communication Technology. The Read More…