Simple way for IAS preparation

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Prelims booster(Micro notes), current affairs - 31 January,2020

President’s address to both Houses of Parliament
  • Article 87(1)  of the constitution says: “At the commencement of the first session after each general election to the House of the People and at the commencement of the first session of each year the President shall address both Houses of Parliament assembled together and inform Parliament of the causes of its summons.”
  • Originally, the Constitution required the President to address both Houses of Parliament at the commencement of “every session”but it was changed by the First Amendment to the Constitution.
  • It is about highlights the government’s policy priorities and plans for the upcoming year which is drafted by the Cabinet.
  • The President cannot refuse to perform the constitutional duty of delivering an address to the legislature. But there can be situations when they deviate from the text of the speech prepared by the government.
  • there can be situations when they deviate from the text of the speech prepared by the cabinet.
star campaigner
  • A recognised political party can have 40 star campaigners and an unrecognised (but registered) political party can have 20.
  • The list of star campaigners has to be communicated to the Chief Electoral Officer and Election Commission within a week from the date of notification of an election.
  • expenditure incurred on campaigning by such campaigners is exempt from being added to the election expenditure of a candidate if a star campaigner limits herself to a general campaign for the political party she represents.
  • If a candidate or her election agent shares the stage with a star campaigner at a rally,entire expenditure on that rally, other than the travel expenses of the star campaigner, is added to the candidate’s expenses.
Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU)
  •  It is a governmental body functioning under the Department of Secondary and Higher Education in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • A permanent Commission was established in 1951.
  • The objective of the Commission is to advise the Government in matters relating to the UNESCO.
  • The Minister for Human Resource Development is the President of the Commission and the Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Higher Education is the Secretary-General of the Commission.
No-fly list

  • It is list of ban air passenger  because of disruptive behavior.
  • Rules in this regard have been issued by the government in 2017.
  • As per the rules, a complaint of unruly behaviour needs to be filed by the pilot-in-command, and this is to be probed by an internal committee to be set up by the airline.
  • The committee is to decide the matter within 30 days, and also specify the ban duration.
  • Any aggrieved person, upon receipt of communication of a ban from the airline, may appeal within 60 days from the date of issue of the order, to an Appellate Committee.
  • Committee is constituted by the Ministry of Civil Aviation with composition  of a High Court as Chairman; a representative from a passengers’ association or a consumer association and an airlines representative.
  • ,

    No comments:

    Post a Comment