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NGT Upholds Rights of Pastoralists in Banni Grasslands

National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered all encroachments to be removed from Gujarat’s Banni grasslands within six months. The court also said the Maldharis (Pastoralists) will continue to hold the right to conserve the community forests in the area, granted to them as per the provisions in Section 3 of Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006. National Green Tribunal It is a specialised body set …

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Forest Rights Act

Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to implement the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006, which will elevate the socio-economic status of a sizable section of the 14-lakh-strong population of tribals and nomadic communities. Key Points About: FRA enacted in 2006 recognises the rights of forest-dwelling tribal communities and other traditional forest dwellers to forest resources on which these communities were dependent for a variety of …

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Proposal to Amend the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980

Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has proposed an amendment to the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 to bring significant changes to forest governance in India. Key Points About: Aim: To liberalise forest laws through facilitating private plantations for harvesting and exploration or extraction of oil and natural gas deep beneath forest land by drilling holes …

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EWS Quota

Supreme Court (SC) has questioned the methodology adopted by the government in fixing Rs. 8 lakh as the annual income limit to identify the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) for providing 10% quota in public jobs and educational institutions. Key Points About: The 10% EWS quota was introduced under the 103rd Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2019 by amending Articles 15 and 16. It inserted Article 15 (6) …

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NHRC on Police Reforms

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the State Governments to set up Police Complaints Authorities as per the judgment in Prakash Singh vs. Union of India, 2006. Police Reforms Police reforms aim to transform the values, culture, policies and practices of police organizations. It envisages police to perform their duties with respect …

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Right to Be Forgotten

Recently, the Union Government informed the Delhi High Court that the international legal concept of the Right to Be Forgotten is evolving in India and it comes under the Right to Privacy. As per Supreme Court Judgement the Right to privacy includes the Right to Be Forgotten (RTBF) and the right to be left alone. Key Points Right to Privacy: In Puttaswamy v. Union of …

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UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has inscribed ‘Durga Puja in Kolkata’ on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In total, 14 Intangible Cultural Heritage elements from India have now been inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List. Implications: This inscription will offer encouragement to the local communities that celebrate Durga Puja, including all the traditional …

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Important tribes of india

Important Tribal Groups and their specialities

Most Famous Tribal Groups Bhils Tribe The Bhils are a tribe found mostly in the mountain ranges of Udaipur and in some districts of Rajasthan. The Bhils are the largest tribes in India. Popularly known as the Bow men of Rajasthan They speak the Bhili language. Their celebrations are the Ghoomar dance, Bhagoria Mela during Holi, Than Gair-a dance …

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