Indian Polity News

Maharashtra CM vacates official residence amid revolt in Shiv Sena

Maharashtra Political Crisis: Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray recently left his official residence Varsha and moved back to Matoshree, the residence of Thackeray family at Bandra, Mumbai after offering to quit the top post. Key Highlights: The move comes ami ...

Hate speech, IPC Sec 295A, and how courts have read the law

Section 295A of IPC: The recent controversy over the remarks made by BJP spokespersons Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal has drawn attention to the law that governs criticism of or disrespect to religion. Key Points: The BJP today took action against two-party leaders over their controversial ...

Rajiv Kumar to take over as Chief Election Commissioner

Rajiv Kumar: Rajiv Kumar, an officer of the 1984 batch of the Indian Administrative Service of the Bihar/Jharkhand cadre has been appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in the Election Commission of India (ECI). Key Highlights: Kumar will take charge of the office from the ...

Justices Sudhanshu Dhulia, JB Pardiwala take oath as Supreme Court judges

Justices Sudhanshu Dhulia and JB Pardiwala: Justices Sudhanshu Dhulia and JB Pardiwala were recently sworn in as Supreme Court judges. Key Highlights: The oath of office was administered to them by Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana in a swearing-in ceremony held in the auditorium of th ...

Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022 was passed by both Houses of Parliament

Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022: The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022 was passed by both Houses of Parliament amid heated protests by the Opposition. Overview: This Bill was introduced by the government on March 28, 2022. It cleared the Lok Sabha on April 4, ...

Rajya Sabha passes Bill to remove Bhogta caste from SC list

Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2022: The Rajya Sabha on 30 March 2022 approved The Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2022 to remove the Bhogta caste from the list of Scheduled Castes (SCs) and include additional ...

Yogi Adityanath takes oath as UP CM for historic second term

Yogi Adityanath: Yogi Adityanath took oath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP) for his second term in office. Overview: He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Anandiben Patel at Lucknow’s Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium in the presence of Prime Min ...

BJP's S Phangnon Konyak to become Nagaland's first woman Rajya Sabha MP

Phangnon Konyak: Over 59 years since the Statehood, creating history, BJP's S Phangnon Konyak has become the second woman ever from Nagaland to be elected to either House of the Parliament or the State Assembly. Overview: Konyak, 44 years old is the incumbent Mahila Morcha President Nag ...

Pushkar Singh Dhami takes oath as 11th CM of Uttarakhand for the 2nd time

Uttarakhand CM Oath Ceremony: Pushkar Singh Dhami was sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand in a grand ceremony on March 23, 2022. Overview: The 46-year-old is the youngest Chief Minister of the state. This will be his second consecutive term. Governor Lieutenant General Gu ...

Govt: Nearly 1.44 lakh illegal foreigners identified on basis of Assam Accord

Assam Accord: the Assam government recently informed the Assembly that on the basis of the Assam Accord inked in 1985, approximately 1.44 lakh illegal foreigners were found in the state till January 31, 2022, and around 30,000 of them were deported to their countries of origin. Key points: The ...

Bhagwant Mann to be sworn in as Punjab Chief Minister

Bhagwant Mann: Punjab CM-designate Bhagwant Mann, on March 14, 2022, submitted his resignation from membership of Lok Sabha to Speaker Om Birla on March 14, 2022. Key Highlights: The 48-year-old was an elected Lok Sabha MP from the Sangrur constituency. He was elected the leader of the AA ...

                
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