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NATIONAL AFFAIRS - December 2020

Dec 2020

Jun 13, 2021

15 Lakshadweep BJP members resign

  • About 15 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers in Lakshadweep resigned from the party after a sedition case was filed against filmmaker Aisha Sultana allegedly for her comments against the Centre's Covid-19 management in the union territory.
  • In their resignation letter to Lakshadweep party president, they said that their resignation is against the case where Aisha Sultana was named who, during a channel discussion, stated how Lakshadweep went from zero Covid cases to rampant Covid cases with the arrival of the present administrator.
  • They also called the administrator's decisions 'unscientific and irresponsible'.
  • Over the last few days, there has been an uproar against Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel over the new reforms introduced by him, which many allege are against the interest of the islanders.

Jun 12, 2021

Gujarat Launches Web Portal, App to Help Unorganised Sector Workers

  • The Gujarat government launched a web portal and a mobile application to facilitate online registration of workers from the unorganised sector to give them smart cards for availing various welfare schemes.
  • The 'e-Nirman' portal and its mobile App were launched by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, a government release said, adding that 9.20 lakh workers from the unorganised sector were already registered and given U-WIN cards in the state.
  • Since workers have to forgo their day's work to get themselves registered after visiting the designated office, the state government decided to launch this online platform.
  • With the e-Nirman portal and mobile App, the government can monitor a worker's data in real-time and it will be directly linked to the 'CM Dashboard' application.

Jun 11, 2021

Gujarat Launches Web Portal, App to Help Unorganised Sector Workers

  • The Gujarat government launched a web portal and a mobile application to facilitate online registration of workers from the unorganised sector to give them smart cards for availing various welfare schemes.
  • The 'e-Nirman' portal and its mobile App were launched by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, a government release said, adding that 9.20 lakh workers from the unorganised sector were already registered and given U-WIN cards in the state.
  • Since workers have to forgo their day's work to get themselves registered after visiting the designated office, the state government decided to launch this online platform.
  • With the e-Nirman portal and mobile App, the government can monitor a worker's data in real-time and it will be directly linked to the 'CM Dashboard' application.

Telangana High Court Bench Strength Increases

  • In one of the biggest jumps, the Bench strength of a High Court, the number of judges in the Telangana High Court has been increased with immediate effect from 24 to 42 judges after the Centre agreed to it.
  • The decision is aimed at dealing with huge pendency of cases in the Telangana High Court where 2.37 lakh cases await disposal.
  • Out of 42 judges, 32 will be Permanent Judges and 10 will be Additional Judges. Twenty-eight of the judges will be from the Bar quota and the rest 14 will be judicial officers promoted under service category.
  • The proposal to increase the Bench strength of Telangana High Court – which had been pending for approval with the Centre since February 2019 – was revived by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana after he took over as the CJI on April 24 this year.

Jun 10, 2021

BJP Announces Candidates for Mayor, Deputy for Delhi Municipal Elections

  • Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Adesh Gupta announced the names of the party's candidates for the posts of mayor and deputy mayor for municipal elections in the national capital.
  • Raja Iqbal Singh, Mukesh Suryan and Shyam Sunder Aggarwal are the candidates for the post of Mayor from the north, south and the east corporations respectively.
  • The names of candidates for the post of deputy mayor are Archana Dilip Singh for North Delhi, Pawan Sharma for South Delhi and Kiran Vaidh for East Delhi Municipal Corporation.
  • The names for the post of chairman and vice-chairman of standing committees in the civic bodies were also announced.
  • Candidates for Chairman for north, south and east are Jogi Ram Jain, Col (retd) BK Oberoi and Veersingh Panwar respectively and for Vice-Chairman the candidates are Vijay Kumar Bhagat (NDMC), Poonam Bhati (SDMC) and Deepak Malhotra (EDMC).

Ladakh Notifies Recruitment Rules 2021

  • Ladakh administration has formulated new rules under which jobs would be reserved exclusively for locals.
  • According to the notification, the rules formulated by Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
  • As per the notification, no person shall be qualified for appointment to the service unless the person is a resident of Union Territory of Ladakh.
  • The notification also underlined that persons who have already been appointed substantively to a post in the cadre of Jammu and Kashmir Employment (Subordinate) Service and finally allotted for service in the Union territory of Ladakh in accordance with the provisions of section 89(2) of the J&K Reorganisation Act 2019, shall be deemed to have been appointed to the Service at the initial constitution.

Senior Congress Pradesh Jitin Prasada Joins BJP

  • Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader from Uttar Pradesh Jitin Prasada joined BJP in the presence of Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Rajya Sabha member Anil Baluni at party headquarters. The move came as a big jolt to the Congress party at least eight months ahead of the assembly elections in 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh. Sources in the BJP said that he may be asked to contest the upcoming state assembly polls in 2022 and that he might play a role in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
  • The Congress had earlier in 2019 survived a scare of Jitin Prasada switching sides to BJP after Jyotiraditya Scindia succeeded in stopping him from doing so. However, Scindia later joined BJP in March 2020.

Jun 09, 2021

Kannur Congress Veteran K. Sudhakaran to be Party President

  • Barring any last minute hiccups, decks have been cleared for Kannur Congress veteran K. Sudhakaran to be appointed as the new party president of Kerala.
  • Mullapally Ramachandran has put in his papers after the April 6 assembly polls debacle.
  • Sudhakaran is a four time legislator and is presently in his second term as Lok Sabha member from Kannur -- the citadel of the CPI-M.

Swapan Dasgupta, Mahesh Jethmalani, Others Take Oath as RS Members

  • BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta and three others took oath as members of the Upper House in the presence of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.
  • Besides Dasgupta, senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani, journalist John Brittas and CPI(M) leader V. Sivadasan also took oath.
  • Brittas and Sivadasan are newly elected members whereas Jethmalani was nominated and Dasgupta was re-nominated member of the Rajya Sabha.

India's First Mobile CNG Refuelling Unit from IGL-Mahanagar Gas Launched

  • India's first CNG Mobile Refuelling Unit (MRU) was inaugurated by Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. The MRU was developed by Indraprastha Gas (IGL) and Mahanagar Gas.
  • Pradhan also inaugurated 201 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations across the country during the ceremony which was conducted virtually.

Anup Chandra Pandey Appointed as New Election Commissioner

  • Former Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Anup Chandra Pandey has been appointed as the Election Commissioner. According to the notification, President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed the retired Indian Administrative Service Officer (IAS) of the 1984 batch as the Election Commissioner.
  • Pandey who retired as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh in August 2019, will join the poll panel as one of the two Election Commissioners, the other is Rajiv Kumar.
  • The Election Commission comprises a Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners. Currently, Sushil Chandra is the Chief Election Commissioner. The vacancy in the Election Commission was created on April 12, when Chandra was appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner after the term of his predecessor Sunil Arora came to its end.
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