Prelims Current Affairs (Polity & Governance)

The Indian government is planning to create and appoint a National Maritime Security Coordinator (NMSC), two decades after the Kargil Group of Ministers’ recommendation.

Several lawsuits have challenged the constitutional validity of the government’s Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, better known as the Digital Media Ethics Rules 2021.

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) issued orders appointing an advisory committee for its Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC).

An ongoing jalajagadam (fight over water resources), once again drew the police forces of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana into a tense standoff at the common reservoirs of the two states.

 “Enforcing Contracts Portal” was inaugurated by the Department of Justice.

Union Ministry for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & IT, formally launched the e-filing portal of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), ‘itat e-dwar’.

Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology and Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad is alleged to be a violator of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat held a meeting in the backdrop of concerns about the proposed model of integrated theatre commands.

The World Day Against Child Labour was observed. Citizens are appealed to report the instances of Child Labour on the PENCIL Portal or by calling on Childline-1098.

The Supreme Court asked West Bengal and all other state governments to immediately implement the ‘one nation one ration card’ scheme amid the Covid-19 pandemic to support the migrant workers.

  • It was recently announced that the free food grains will be given to the needy under ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), but it would cause problems for those who do not have ration cards.

In an independent appraisal report, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India has lauded the Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) as a very successful model of local area development.

  • The report mentioned that it could be applied worldwide.

The Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment virtually launched the SAGE (Seniorcare Ageing Growth Engine) initiative and SAGE portal for elderly persons.


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