Daily Archive: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

28 Mar 2017

Law Commission of India submitted report on Hate Speech

The Law Commission of India on 23 March 2017 submitted its Report No. 267 titled Hate Speech to the Union Government for its consideration. In the Pravasi Bhalai Sangathan Vs Union of India (AIR 2014 SC 1591)
28 Mar 2017

Pro-Houthi court serves death sentence to Yemeni President

A court in Yemen’s capital city Sanaa sentenced the Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and six other top government officials to death for treason on 25 March 2017. The court lies in a territory that is
28 Mar 2017

Eleventh Edition of the Earth Hour observed on 25 March 2017

The eleventh edition of the Earth Hour was observed globally, including India, on 25 March 2017 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time. The focus of the global event was to engage people in critical climate
28 Mar 2017

US Universities report 26 per cent decline in Indian student applications

The universities in the United States of America have registered a share decline in the number of applications from Indian student amidst rising fears of hate crimes and anxiety over potential visa policy changes by the Trump
28 Mar 2017

India, US, Britain, France boycott UN’s conference on banning nuclear weapons

The United Nations conference to ‘negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination’ took off at the UN headquarters in New York on 27 March 2017. The meeting was attended by
28 Mar 2017

Aadhar card can’t be made mandatory for government welfare schemes: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court (SC) of India on 27 March 2017 held that the government cannot make Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of welfare schemes. At the same time, the apex court also added that the government cannot
28 Mar 2017

PM Modi among Time magazine contenders for most influential people

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi features among the names of probable contenders for Time magazine’s annual list of 100 most influential people in the world. The official list comprising names of leading artists, world leaders, lawmakers, scientist
28 Mar 2017

Can colour-blind people pursue MBBS: SC to Medical Council of India

The Supreme Court (SC) on 25 March 2017 directed the Medical Council of India (MCI) to form a committee of experts to examine the possibility of colour-blind people pursuing the MBBS course. A bench of Justices Dipak
28 Mar 2017

Union Petroleum Ministry launches MoPNG e-Seva

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on 24 March 2017 launched MoPNG e-Seva, a dedicated grievances redressal platform on Social Media for all queries and grievances relating to Oil and Gas Sector. The grievances
28 Mar 2017

SC asks Centre, J&K government to decide Muslim minority status in state

The Supreme Court on 17 March 2017 asked the Union and the Jammu and Kashmir governments to sit together and decide contentious issues including the question Muslim minority status in state. A three-judge bench of the apex
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