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Nabam Rebia Judgement

• The Constitution Bench judgment of the Supreme Court in Nabam Rebia versus Deputy Speaker on July 13, 2016, held that a Governor is bound to convene a meeting of the Assembly for a floor test on the recommendation of…

State Election Commissioner

• Governor of Andhra Pradesh has directed the state government to take steps for the reinstatement of Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar as State Election Commissioner (SEC) as per the May 29, 2020 High Court judgment. A.P. Panchayat Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance,…

UNFPA report

• UNFPA recently released the State of the World Population 2020 report. Key Findings: • The Report focuses on the three harmful practices against women: (1) Child Marriage, (2) Son Preference and Gender Biased Sex Selection (GBSS), and (3) Female…

Postal ballots

• With more than 70 lakh electors above 65 years of age, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided against extending postal ballots to them in the upcoming Bihar Assembly election due to the logistical challenges posed. Recent developments:…

Plea bargaining

• Many members of the Tablighi Jamaat belonging to different countries have obtained release from court cases in India in recent days by means of plea bargaining. About: • Plea bargaining refers to a person charged with a criminal offence…

KURMA App

• On May 23, 2020, World Turtle Day, a number of conservation agencies launched a citizen science initiative, a mobile-based application called KURMA, aimed at turtle conservation. About: • The application, developed by the Indian Turtle Conservation Action Network (ITCAN)…