Current Affairs: 14th July

  • SC orders restoration of Congress Government in Arunachal Pradesh
  • A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously quashed (rejected as invalid) Arunachal Pradesh Governor P. Rajkhowa’s order to advance the Assembly session from January 14, 2016 to December 16, 2015.
  • What Happened: Timeline
    • Nov, 2011: Nabam Tuki, Congress becomes CM of Arunachal Pradesh.
    • Sept, 2015: J.P. Rajkhowa becomes Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
    • Nov, 2015: 21 Congress MLA rebel against CM.
    • Dec, 9,2015: Governor seeks removal of Speaker.
    • Dec14, 2015: Speaker cancels session
    • Dec16, 2015: Deputy Speaker conducts session, with rebel congress leaders+ BJP leaders to dismiss speaker.
    • Dec17,2015:Rebels vote against Tuki, elect Pule as CM.
    • Jan24, 2016: Union Cabinet recommends President Rule in State.
    • Jan26, 2016: President rule approved
    • Jan28, 2016: CM TUKI moves to SC.
    • Feb 19: President’s rule lifted in the State.
    • Feb 20: Pul sworn in as new CM of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Importance: The first time the apex court used its powers of judicial review to restore a previous government(Tuki’s Gov) when its successor government(Pul’s Gov) is still in place.
  • The Union Government has notified the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) Rules, 2016 that give legal status to UIDAI.
  • Rules have been framed as per provisions of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016.
  • Chairperson of UIDAI will be selected on the recommendation of a search-cum-selection committee.
  • Selection Committee for Chairman:
    • Cabinet Secretary (Head)
    • Secretary of Department of Personnel and Training,
    • Secretary of Finance and
    • Secretary of Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY)
    • Two experts nominated by Union Communication & IT Minister.
  • Conservative party leader Theresa May (59) became Prime Minister of United Kingdom
    • Follows after David Cameroon resigned.
    • 2nd Women PM after Margaret Thatcher
  • Important: Understand difference between: United Kingdom, Britain & England?
    • 3 Countries- England, Wales and Scotland combine to form Great Britain
    • Now, this Great Britain when combine with Northern Ireland is called as United Kingdom.
  • The Union Government has constituted a high-level committee headed by Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian to tackle the shortage of pulses in India.
    • Frame an appropriate long term policy to promote cultivation of pulses in India.
    • Suggest hike in MSP (Minimum Support Price) for Pulses+ bonus to farmers for pulses cultivation.
  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has stayed the construction of the LPG terminal proposed by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) at Puthu Vypeen.
    • Puthu Vypeen: Near Kochi, Kerala , Part of Vypin Island
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the disinvestment of 15 per cent paid up equity of National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) out of its 90 per cent shareholding,

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