Chief Justice of India N V Ramana

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SC Collegium Recommends 8 Names For Chief Justice Post In HCs

The three-member collegium headed by Chief Justice of India, N V Ramana has recommended eight names to the Centre to appoint them as chief justices of different high courts in India, media reports said on September 17. Reportedly, Kolkata, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Meghalaya, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh will get new Chief Justices. Besides, the collegium also recommended the transfer of 28 HC judges including, Allahabad High Court… read-more

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 - 06:21 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: SC Collegium, Chief Justice, High Court, Centre

Courtesy: Zee News

RBI Governor Shaktikant Da.

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Private Cryptocurrency Isn't Good For Economy: RBI Governor

As the private cryptocurrency spreading its legs in India, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das once again raised his concerns over it while speaking at a press briefing on September 9. Das also said he alerted the government about the growth in private cryptocurrencies in the Indian economy. Earlier in February, Das had also raised the concern over the currency saying it could major risk to the financial stability.

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 - 07:21 PM / by Shiksha Dev

Tags: RBI, SHAKTIKANTA DAS, Private Cryptocurrencies, Centre

Courtesy: NDTV

Night Curfew

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Centre Asks Maharashtra & Kerala To Implement Night Curfew

The Centre has asked Maharashtra and Kerala to implement a night curfew in areas with high COVID-19 cases after the country-wide numbers rose to 32.6 million with 40,000 new cases daily. The celebration of Onam in Kerala has led to the state accounting for 60% of India's total cases. "More efforts would be required to arrest the increase in infections," the Home Affairs Ministry stated on August 26. 

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 - 03:56 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Maharashtra , Kerala, Centre, Covid-19 cases, Night Curfew

Courtesy: Reuters

Supreme Court

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Centre Approves 9 Judges Recommended By Collegium For SC

All nine names recommended by the Collegium for the Supreme Court have reportedly been cleared by the Centre. The Court currently has only 24 judges against the sanctioned number of 34. Sources stated that the orders are "processed, approved and forwarded to the President for issuance of warrants of appointment". For the first time, three women judges, including Justice Nagarathna, have been included.

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 - 11:16 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Supreme Court, Supreme Court Collegium, Centre, Approved, judges

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Pegasus spyware

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Experts Will Examine Pegasus Allegations: Centre To SC

The Centre told the Supreme Court on August 16 that a team of experts will examine the Pegasus allegations to dispel any wrong narrative. In a two-page affidavit, the government stated that the Pegasus allegations are based on conjectures and "unsubstantiated media reports". The document further denied any links of the government to the Israeli spyware and claimed that the petitioners "have not made out any case". 

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 - 01:52 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Pegasus, Centre, Supreme Court, experts

Courtesy: NDTV

Opposition

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Opposition Support OBC Amendment Bill In Parliament

Despite the differences with the centre over the Pegasus issue and more, the Opposition has extended support to a constitution amendment bill that gives states the right to select their own OBCs. This will eliminate the issue of acquiring a required two-thirds majority vote in Parliament. "This is a big issue, we are going to support the centre. Running Parliament is the centre's responsibility,"  said RJD's Manoj Sinha.

Mon, 09 Aug 2021 - 04:51 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Opposition, OBCs, obc constitution bill, Centre

Courtesy: NDTV

Pegasus Spyware

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Issue Is 'Serious If Newspaper Reports Are Correct': SC On Pegasus Row

After three petitions, including one by the Editors' Guild of India, were filed against the Pegasus issue. The SC said on August 5, that the matter is "serious if newspaper reports are correct". The two-member bench asked the petitioners to submit a copy of their petition to the government as the Centre has to present a hearing on August 10. "Truth has to come out", the petition stated.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 - 02:56 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: pegasus spyware, Supreme Court, Editors Guild of India, Centre, Petition

Courtesy: NDTV

Covid-19 positive cases

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Centre Imposes Curbs In Districts With Over 10% Covid Positivity Rate

With daily Covid numbers sky-rocketing in India, the Centre now wants stricter curbs to be imposed in districts with over 10% positivity rate in a bid to limit the cases. Reportedly, 46 districts show over 10% positivity rate while 53 districts display a rate between 5%-10%. "Over the past few weeks, 40,000 fresh cases are being reported every day in India", claims Balram Bhargava, Director General of ICMR.

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 - 10:03 AM / by Manashaa Ganesan

Tags: Covid-19, corona positivity rate, COVID-19 daily cases, Centre

Courtesy: The Hindu

Petrol and Diesel

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Centre Refuses Excise Duty Cut On Fuel Products

The central government refuses to cut the excise duty cut on fuel products for fiscal concerns and a ₹10 cut may lead to a fiscal deficit of 0.58%, while it reduces inflation by just 0.2%. However, on July 20, the Centre explained that the petrol and diesel excise duty are being used for developmental infrastructure. Reportedly, additional expenditure for FY22 is expected during revised estimates.

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 - 08:15 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Excise Duty, Fuel, Inflation, Centre

Courtesy: Money Control

COVID-19 tests

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Cabinet Reboot: Centre Grants Rs 23,123 Cr Covid Relief Funds

Following PM Modi's cabinet reshuffle, the Centre has approved a Rs 23,123 crore package to meet the Covid-19 emergency needs. The funds allocated will be used for strengthening genome sequencing, stocking up more essential medicines, and others. In this second response package, Rs 15,000 crore will be funded by the Centre while Rs. 8,123 will come from the states. Besides, the government plans to add 8,800 ambulances under their package.

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 - 12:05 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Covid-19, reshuffled cabinet, Centre, Covid-19 Relief Fund, State

Courtesy: The Times of India