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Stricter MV Act led to dip in road deaths in 8 states: Govt

Motor Vehicles Act 2019 Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: Recently the road transport ministry has shared the details of impact of the newly introduced Motor Vehicles Act 2019 on road accidents in nine states (from where details were available) for the month of September and October 2019. News Summary: The union road transport …

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Lok Sabha clears Bill to include more tribes in ST category in Karnataka

More tribes in ST category Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The Lok Sabha has recently passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to grant Scheduled Tribes status to certain communities in Karnataka. The Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha during the winter session. How the Government Identifies SCs …

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FM: No extra charge on payments via RuPay, UPI from 1st January

Zero MDR Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: (Zero MDR) To promote digital payments, the FM Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that digital transactions made using RuPay credit cards or UPI QR codes will not face additional charges for merchants or customers from the beginning of next year. Background: In the budget speech in July, …

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Security Concerns: Detention Centres in India

Detention Centres in India Approx Read Time: 5 minutes What are detention centres? The Centre has the power to deport foreign nationals staying illegally in the country under Section 3(2)(c) of The Foreigners Act, 1946. State governments have also been entrusted under Article 258(1) of the Constitution to take similar steps. In 1998, the MHA …

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National Bytes: SC use Article 142 to allow a divorce

SC use Article 142 to allow a divorce Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: Recently, the Supreme Court used extraordinary powers under Article 142 of the Constitution to grant divorce in a case of “irretrievable breakdown of marriage”. News Summary: Neither the Hindu Marriage Act nor the Special Marriage Act provide for “irretrievable breakdown …

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