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Swaran Singh Committee and 39th - 42nd Amendments
The Final Phase Between the 1973 and 1975 several amendments came in but after the imposition of emergency on midnight of the 25 June, 1975, the Constitution was also made to suffer. One after another, amendments were carried out by a Parliament whose life had already expired. In August 1975, when all the opposition members in the Parliament were in jail, voices silenced and newspapers not allowed to print, 41st Amendment Bill was passed. This Amendment represents ultimate contempt for the rule of law. It provided the following:-
Pakistan under Imran Khan - What’s in it for Indo-Pak Relations
Whoever heard Pakistan’s Prime Minister (Designate) Imran Khan speak on 26 Jul 2018, after it became quite evident that the election had gone his way, would have had to change his image in the mind’s eye to make any sense of it at all. We have seen him in India over the years in friendlier times.
कोरिया प्रायद्वीप में शुरू हुआ संवादः सामुद्रिक सुरक्षा के समाधान की उम्मीद
इस साल 26 अप्रैल को दक्षिण कोरियाई धरती पर कदम रखते ही किम जोंग उन 1950 के दशक में कोरियाई युद्ध के बाद वहां जाने वाले पहले उत्तर कोरियाई नेता बन गए। वहां नेताओं ने कोरियाई युद्ध पर पर आधिकारिक रूप से विराम लगाने के लिए सक्रियता से वार्ता पर सहमति जताई।
विश्व पर्यावरण दिवस – भारत को खराब भूमि और बंजर भूमि की पारिस्थितिक बहाली के लिए शुरू करना चाहिए राष्ट्रीय अभियान
भारत इस वर्ष 43वें संयुक्त राष्ट्र विश्व पर्यावरण दिवस की मेजबानी कर रहा है, जो 5 जून को मनाया जाता है। इस बार इसका विषय “प्लास्टिक प्रदूषण को मात देना” है। 2015 में दुनिया भर में 32 करोड़ टन से भी अधिक प्लास्टिक कचरा तैयार हुआ था, जबकि 1950 में केवल 15 लाख टन प्लास्टिक कचरा था। इस तरह प्लास्टिक का कचरा 8 प्रतिशत वार्षिक की दर से बढ़ रहा है।
Fundamental Rights and the Constitutional Amendments (1947-1977)
The Constitution of India came in force on 26 January 1950. In the Constitution, Fundamental Rights (Part-III of the Constitution) of the citizens and the Independent Judiciary have been considered as most sacred and precious.
Working to a Game Plan: Kim Jong-un
One has got to give it to Kim Jong-un, or more appropriately, the neo international statesman, who now with a ‘winner’ lapel on his coat is already in the mop up mode of consolidating and furthering the gains of his Singapore Summit.
पाकिस्तान – फाइनेंशियल एक्शन टास्क फोर्स (एफएटीएफ) से बढ़ती मुश्किलें
फाइनेंशियल एक्शन टास्क फोर्स (एफएटीएफ) के एशिया प्रशांत समूह (एपीजी) का दो दिन का पूर्ण अधिवेशन बैंकॉक में 22 मई, 2018 से आयोजित हुआ। पाकिस्तान ने एफएटीएफ के फरवरी अधिवेशन में लिए गए निर्णय के मुताबिक 25 अप्रैल को एक कार्य योजना पेश की।
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
July 13, 2018
VIF Fortnightly News Digest: National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism (June 16 – 30, 2018)

Contents Defense News: AI Task Force hands over final report to RM; MoD Enhances Financial Powers of DRDO; Air-...

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International Development
August 10, 2018
VIF News Digest: International Developments (30 July-5 Aug, 2018)

USA Ahead of Asia trip, business lobby gives Pompeo an earful on Trade War, 1 Aug 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

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Neighbourhood News
August 13, 2018
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 13th August, 2018

329 MNAs take oath as 15th National Assembly is born: Dawn August 13, 2018 The first session of the 15th National Assembly...

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