Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill 2017 and National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017
The Constitution Amendment Bill is for:
a Commission under Article 338B for socially and educationally backward classes by name of National Commission for Backward Classes
- Insertion of Clause (26C) under Article 366 with modified definition viz. “socially and educationally backward classes” means such backward classes as are so deemed under Article 342A for the purpose, this Constitution.
The IMF on Tuesday trimmed India’s annual growth forecast by 0.4 percentage points to 7.2% for 2017, citing the impact of demonetisation.
- The Indian government in February had pegged GDP growth at a higher-than-expected 7.1% for the current fiscal despite the note ban.
Textiles India 2017 event hosted in India:
the first ever global B2B Textile and handicrafts event in India
Every year on 18 April, ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) celebrates the International Day for Monuments and Sites (also called as World Heritage day).
The theme for 2017 is “Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism".
Air India proposes Rs. 15 lakh fine on unruly passengers
Air India plans to impose fines of up to Rs. 15 lakh on unruly passengers for causing flight delays.
- VVPAT stands for Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail. VVPAT system maintains a physical trail of all votes cast. Small slips of paper records the details of the vote. The Election Commission (EC) first introduced VVPAT in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.