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COP26: Snippet You Will Need for TISSNET 2022 GK!

The Conference of Parties (COP) is an annual gathering of attended by countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This year’s COP was considered to be the ‘last chance to save the planet’. COP is an important piece of current affairs from the perspective of CLAT. This topic is filled with important dates, so make …

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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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Same Sex Marriage

Central Government opposed same-sex marriage in Delhi High Court stating that a marriage in India can be recognised only if it is between a “biological man” and a “biological woman” capable of producing children. Key Points Background: Petitions, seeking recognition of same sex marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA), 1955 and the Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954, were filed …

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Maratha Reservation Struck Down

 Supreme Court (SC) declared a Maharashtra law which provides reservation benefits to the Maratha community, taking the quota limit in the State in excess of 50%, as unconstitutional. Key Points Background: 2017: A 11-member commission headed by Retired Justice N G Gaikwad recommended Marathas should be given reservation under Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC). 2018: Maharashtra Assembly passed a Bill proposing 16% reservation for Maratha community. 2018: The …

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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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Define Limits of Sedition: Supreme Court

Supreme Court (SC) while protecting two Telugu (language) news channels from coercive action by the Andhra Pradesh government noted that it is time to define the limits of sedition. Presently, the Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws constituted by the Union Home Ministry to suggest reforms to the British-era Indian Penal Code (IPC), is attempting for the first time to define …

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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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