Important Bills/Amendments/Acts passed in 2021

Biological Diversity Amendment Bill, 2021: Ecologists oppose changes to Biological Diversity Act, 2002 The Government of India has introduced the Biological Diversity Amendment Bill, 2021, in the Lok Sabha. What is the purpose of the Biological Diversity Amendment Bill 2021? The Bill seeks to amend the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 with the aim of reducing the compliance burden and facilitating …

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SC Verdict on Hindu Women’s Inheritance Rights

 Supreme Court (SC) has expanded the Hindu women’s right to be the coparcener (joint legal heir) and inherit ancestral property on terms equal to male heirs. The judgment pertains to the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005. Key Points Current Ruling: It ruled that a Hindu woman’s right to be a joint heir to the ancestral property is by birth and does …

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Kazakhstan Crisis

Kazakhstan’s president has ordered security forces to “shoot to kill without warning” as unrest continues in the tightly controlled Central Asian state. What is the Issue? A sharp and sudden spike in fuel prices triggered a national crisis in Kazakhstan. Dozens of protestors and law enforcement officials were killed during an operation to restore order in …

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Blue Flag Beaches

Two beaches in Karnataka are among the eight in India that have bagged the coveted eco-label ‘Blue Flag’ from the international agency, Foundation for Environment Education, Denmark. The two are: Kasarkod beach near Honnavar in Uttara Kannada. Padubidri beach near Udupi. Other beaches: Shivrajpur (Dwarka-Gujarat). Ghoghla (Diu). Kappad (Kerala). Rushikonda (Andhra Pradesh). Golden (Puri-Odisha). Radhanagar (Andaman & …

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Important Days and Themes

Just remember the important days and themes from the given list . Themes of all important days are given. December 2020 Date Day Theme 1st December 2020 World AIDS Day Theme: Global solidarity, shared responsibility 1st December 2020 56th raising day of BSF (Border Security Force) — 2nd December 2020 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery — 2nd December 2020 National …

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