Category The Hindu

Sushil Chandra

• The President of India appointed Sushil Chandra the senior-most Election Commissioner, as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India. About: • Sushil Chandra will assume the charge of office of the Chief Election Commissioner with effect…

Begging

• The Supreme Court has asked the Centre and four States to file their response within three weeks on a plea seeking a direction to repeal the provisions criminalising begging. About: • The plea has referred to the August 2018…

World Happiness Report 2021

• World Happiness Report 2021 focuses on the effects of COVID-19 on happiness and how countries have differed in their success in reducing the deaths and maintaining connected and healthy societies. • Finland has been ranked as the happiest country…

Great Nicobar Island

• More than 150 sq. km. of land is being made available for Phase I of a NITI Aayog-piloted ‘holistic’ and ‘sustainable’ vision for Great Nicobar Island, the southernmost in the Andaman and Nicobar group. About: • This amounts to…