State Current Affairs - 2020

Fifteenth Finance Commission meets to discuss Health Sector and Fiscal Consolidation

On May 21, 2020, the Fifteenth Finance Commission met to discuss health sector and fiscal consolidation in the country. Highlights A high-level group was constituted by the Finance Commission on health sector. The group had submitted its report August 2019. Some of its recommendations were incorporated in the first report of the Finance Commission for Read More…

Andhra Pradesh Cabinet nods to abolish Legislative Council

On January 27, 2020, the Andhra Pradesh cabinet cleared to abolish Legislative Council. It is to be noted that the Legislative Council stalled two bills that were passed by the assembly. It includes AP Capital Region Development Authority Repeal Bill and Decentralization bill. State Legislative Council Andhra Pradesh is one of the few states to Read More…

Rajasthan Assembly passes Anti-Lynching Bill

Protection from Lynching Bill, 2019 was passed by Rajasthan Assembly by a voice vote. Bill was introduced by Shanti Dhariwal Parliamentary Affairs Minister in State Assembly on 30 July 2019. With passage of Anti-Lynching Bill Rajasthan has become 2nd State after Manipur to have a dedicated legislation that criminalises mob lynching as a special offence. Read More…

Andhra Pradesh Government launches AP Purse mobile app to promote digital transactions

Andhra Pradesh Government has launched AP Purse mobile application to promote digital transactions among the people. It was launched by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada to solve the cash crunch problem in the state following demonitisaton of high value old currency notes.  Key Facts The application features 13 mobile banking and 10 mobile Read More…