Course: The Hindu in an Examination View Lesson: 11-1-2019 PRESENTED BY:DR.S.N.JAGADESH KUMAR
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PM led panel moves Alok Verma out of CBI,Rao back in charge CBI Director Alok Verma was removed from his post high-power committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed Alok Verma as CBl Director, a day after he resumed office following the Supreme Court verdict restoring his position. 2:1 majority Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, who represents the Opposition in the three-member panel, gave his objections in a six-page note where he argued that Mr. Verma should be "allowed to explain himself before this committee, along with the charges made against him, prior to any decision being taken"
. Cabinet Committee on Appointments has now posted Mr. Verma as Director- General, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards
-Centre aims for 20% cut in air pollution by 2024 NATIONAL CLEAN AIR PROGRAMME (NCAP, IS ENVISAGED AS A SCHEME TO PROVIDE THE STATES AND THE CENTRE WITH A FRAMEWORK TO COMBAT AIR POLLUTION REDUCE PARTICULATE MATTER (PM) POLLUTION BY 20- 30% IN AT LEAST 102 CITIES BY 2024. mid-term, five-year action plan with 2019 as the first year. . This is not a pan-India, but a city-specific programme
.102 cities, . identified as hotspots of pollution cities have been given a specified number of days to implement specific measures such as "ensuring roads are pothole-free to improve traffic flow and thereby reduce dust" (within 60 days) or "ensuring strict action against unauthorised brick kilns" (within 30 days). . It doesn't specify an exact date for when these obligations kick in. World Health Organisation's database on air pollution over the years has listed Tier I and Tier II Indian cities as some of the most polluted places in the world. .In 2018, 14 of the world's 15 most polluted cities were in India. A study in the journal Lancet ranked India as No.1 on premature mortality and deaths from air pollution
.Navy shows prowess to airdrop containers .Successful trials of Sahayak Air Droppable Containers was undertaken from an IL-38 aircraft off the coast of Goa containers that can be air-dropped to enhance its operational logistics capability at sea. descended to the sea with the help of a parachute. developed by the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory and the Aeronautical Development Establishment of the Defence Research and Development Organisation.
States' approval not needed for quota Bill Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Fourth Amendment) Bill of 2019 providing up to 10% reservation for economically weaker sections of society passed by both the Houses of Parliament, adds new clauses to Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution. Both the Articles come under the part of Fundamental Rights' in the text of the Constitution. They are part of the 'right to equality' section of the fundamental rights envisaged in the Constitution. The new clause (6) to Article 15 allows the government to carve reservation for the economically weaker sections of society in higher educational institutions, including private ones, whether they are aided or not by the State. Minority educational institutions are exempted. the new clause (6) to Article 16 provides for quota for economically deprived sections in the initial appointment in government servi
. Problem: proviso to Article 368 makes it clear that when a Constitution amendment of a fundamental right is in question, the Bill concerned need not be sent to the States'Legislative Assemblies for ratification., Only Constitution amendments which affect the Centre-State relations or division of powers in a tederal structure require subsequent ratification by the States'Legislatures before the Presidential assent, . Primarily, it affects the basic structure of the Constitution. The Constitution does not provide for economic reservation. The Indira Sawhney judgment has capped the reservation limit to 50%. . the new Bill increases reservation to 60%. The court has said economically-deprived is not a homogenous group. It has held that economic backwardness cannot be the sole criterion for reservation
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