J&K Reorganisation and Reservation Bill

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Lok Sabha has passed two bills, the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2023, and the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023.   Background: The legislative assembly in Jammu and Kashmir initially had 100 members, including 24 for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), until 1988 when the …

Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill, 2023

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in India has proposed the Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill, 2023, to replace the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act of 1995. The existing legislation is deemed outdated as it predates the significant technological changes in the broadcasting sector, including the rise …

Digital Advertisement Policy, 2023

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has sanctioned the “Digital Advertisement Policy, 2023,” which aims to expand the government’s outreach through digital media channels.   Key Highlights: Digital Penetration and Media Shift: With increasing internet users and telecom subscribers, the policy responds to the shift in media …

Additional Points on Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam 2023 (Women Reservation)

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Reservation    Source: TOI  Context: This is in continuation of the article published two days back. The author (Surjit Bhalla (an Indian economist, author and columnist) suggests further reforms to make women’s reservations meaningful.   Suggestions to further improve the women’s reservation in India:   Analysis of  Reservation in Political Parties: …

Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Indian Federalism, Centre-State Relations   Source: IE  Context: The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023, was introduced in the Lok Sabha, leading to opposition protests and debates.   About the Bill: The bill aimed to replace the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Ordinance, 2023, which deals …

Registration of Births and Deaths (RBD) Amendment Bill, 2023

  Source: TH  Context: The Registration of Births and Deaths (RBD) Amendment Bill, 2023, proposes to create digital birth certificates that will serve as comprehensive documents for various purposes. Aim: It aims to eliminate the need for multiple documents to prove the date and place of birth. Key features: The Bill introduces significant amendments to …

Government Introduces Aquaculture Bill

GS Paper 3   Syllabus: Agriculture Source: The Hindu  Context: Recently the Coastal Aquaculture Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2023 was introduced in Lok Sabha.   About Aquaculture: Aquaculture refers to the production of aquatic animals and plants under controlled conditions. Government Initiatives Related to Fisheries: Matsya Setu Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF). Blue Revolution Marine …

Himachal Pradesh Sukh Ashraya Bill 2023

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: TH Context: The Himachal Pradesh government is planning to introduce the Himachal Pradesh Sukh Ashraya (Care, Protection and Self Reliance of Children) Bill, 2023 in the State Assembly.   Aim: Providing appropriate care, protection, development, and self-reliance to orphans, semi-orphans, and specially-abled children in need. Provisions for clothing and …