Category: Current Affairs

India Africa Defence Ministers Conclave 2020: Lucknow Declaration

We, the Defence Ministers and Heads of Delegation from African countries thank the Government of India for taking the initiative of organising the first ever India-Africa Defence Ministers Conclave and convey our gratitude for the hospitality extended to us. The Defence Minister of India(The Raksha Mantri) takes this opportunity to thank the Defence Ministers and Heads of Delegation from African countries for their participation in the first ever India-Africa Defence Ministers Conclave.

List of the Suspended Laws under U.P Temporary Exemption from Certain Labour Laws Ordinance 2020

Uttar Pradesh Labour Laws Ordinance 2020- Apart from following labor laws, all other laws shall be suspended for three years 
Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976;
Employee Compensation Act, 1923 (statutory liability upon an employer to discharge his moral obligation towards employees when they suffer from any physical disabilities or diseases, during the course of employment in hazardous working conditions);
Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996 (safety, health and welfare measures); and
Section 5 of Payment of Wages Act, 1936 (ensure timely payment of daily wages).

Only 50% Job Reservation is Permissible: SC said in CHEBROLU LEELA PRASAD RAO VS STATE OF A.P – 22/04/2020

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA JUDGMENTS

Providing 100% reservation for Scheduled Tribes in scheduled areas offends the spirit of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution of India. The Governor is not conferred power to make any law in derogation to Part III or other provisions of the Constitution of India in the exercise of his power under Clause I, Para 5 of Schedule V. It was also held that G.O.Ms. No.3 is discriminatory as the same adversely affects not only the open category candidates but also other Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and backward classes. It also opined that the reservation under Article 16(4) should not exceed 50%.

Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between India and China

President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, in his letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping, conveyed ‘warm greetings, felicitations and good wishes’ to the Government and the people of China, and observed that the two sides have ‘made considerable progress especially in the last few years in enhancing our bilateral engagement in a number of areas, including political, economic and people-to-people ties.