SC refuses to stay citizenship law without hearing the govt. (TH) CJI says it is “uppermost in everybody's minds”, indicates referring CAA challenge to Constitution Bench.
Centre seeks guidelines on the execution of convicts (TH) Ministry of Home Affairs moves court appealing for a deadline of seven days.
Ending inaction (TH) The Supreme Court ends Speakers’ freedom to do nothing in disqualification cases
GS2: Social issues
India drops 10 ranks in Democracy Index (TH) The survey attributes the primary cause of “the democratic regression” to “an erosion of civil liberties in the country”.
GS2: International Relations
Cabinet approves pact with Brazil on legal cooperation (TH) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an agreement on bilateral legal and criminal cooperation
Cabinet approves agreement between India and Brazil on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (PIB) Cabinet approves agreement between India and Brazil on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.
Cabinet approves signing of MoU between Brazil and India for bilateral cooperation in the field of early childhood (PIB) It will strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two countries and increase bilateral cooperation on the issues of early childhood care.
GS3: Science and Technology
Meet Vyom Mitra, first Indian ‘woman’ to ride to space (TH) The half-humanoid will simulate human functions before real astronauts take off.
India achieves complete phase-out of one the most potent ozone-depleting chemical (PIB) India has successfully achieved the complete phase-out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b, which is a chemical used by foam manufacturing enterprises and one of the most potent ozone-depleting chemical after Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).(HCFC)-141 b is used mainly as a blowing agent in the production of rigid polyurethane (PU) foams.