August Tit Bits 2019

  • The 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-52) has taken place in which city?

Bangkok

  • Which former Indian Cricketer has been honoured with Bharat Gaurav Award?

Kapil Dev

  • Who has become the first cricketer to reach 1000 runs, 100 wickets in T20Is?

Ellyse Perry

  • Which city has been named world’s best student city in the QS Best Student Cities Ranking?

London

  • What is the theme of the 2019 edition of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons?

Human Trafficking: Call your government to action.

  • Who won the IBC 2019 International Honour for Excellence ?

Andy Serkis

  • The Innovation for Clean Air (IfCA) has been launched by India & which country in Bangaluru?

UK

  • Which union ministry has launched the Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC) in New Delhi?

Ministry of Petrolium & Natural Gas

  • The National Security Guard (NSG) works under which union ministry?

Ministry of Home Affairs

  • Which technical giant has partnered with Apollo Hospitals to fight cardiovascular diseases?

Microsoft

  • Which Indian personality has been honoured with the prestigious 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award?

Ravish Kumar

  • The Union Government has set up KABIL for what purpose?

To ensure supply of critical Minerals

  • On pilot basis, the One Nation-one Ration Card scheme has been implemented in which states?

Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat & Telangana.

  • Which state government has launched ‘Save Green, Stay Clean’ campaign?

West Bengal

  • Which state / UT has announced free electricity for people using up to 200 units under a domestic connection?

Delhi

  • Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar is associated to which sports?

Shooting

  • Who is the author of the book “Tools and Weapons: The Promise and The Peril of the Digital Age”?

Brad Smith

  • The Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) is located in which city?

Bhopal

  • What is the theme of the 2019 edition of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW)?

Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding.

  • Which union ministry is conducting India’s first national Time Release Study (TRS)?

Ministry of Finance

  • Which Indian personality has been honoured with the highest award of Republic of Guinea “National order of Merit”?

Ram Nath Kovind

  • Which country has officially withdrawn from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF)?

United States

  • Which state government has launched Vhali Dikri Yojna for the welfare of girl child?

Guajarat

  • Which bank has become the first Indian bank to link up with China’s National Advance Payment System (CNAPS)?

SBI

  • Devadas Kanakala, who passed away recently, was the veteran actor of which regional cinema?

Telugu

  • Which Indian-origin personality has been crowned Miss England 2019?

Bhasha Mukherjee

  • The Census 2021 will be conducted in how many scheduled languages?

18

  • As per which article of the constitution, Supreme Court has ruled that a judicial magistrate has power to direct accused to give voice samples?

Article 142

  • As per which committee’s report, UGC has recommended 20 institutions for Institutes of Eminence (IoE)?

N Gopalaswami Committee

  • The researchers at which IIT has developed Hydro Thermal Carbonization (HTC) technology for solid waste management?

IIT Kharagpur

  • Kanti Bhatt, who passed away recently, was the veteran personality of which field?

Journalism

  • Anant Setalvad, who passed away recently, was the veteran personality of which sports?

Cricket

  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy is associated to which sports?

Badminton

  • ISRO has decided to setup Space Situational Awareness Control Centre in which city?

Bengaluru

  • India’s first large-scale trial for VPM1002 & Immuvac is related to which disease?

TB

  • On which date, the 2019 UN International Day of Friendship is celebrated recently?

July 30

  • Which state has become the India’s first state to adopt a digital fingerprint and iris scanning system?

Maharashtra

  • Which Bollywood actor to be felicitated with ‘Excellence in Cinema’ award by Victorian Government?

Shahrukh Khan

  • Naaz Joshi, who won the Miss World Diversity 2019 title, is from which country?

India

  • The census of elephants is undertaken at the national level once in how many years?

5

  • The United States has designated which country as currency manipulator?

China

  • Which Indian cricketer has been chosen as the July’s PCA player of the month?

R Ashwin

  • Which union ministry has organized the 2nd All India Annual Conference of IIS Officers?

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

  • Which Indian cricketer has been conferred with Karthik Bose Lifetime Achievement award?

Arun Lal

  • The ScooNews Global Educators Fest (SGEF) is being held in which city?

Udaipur

  • Which state government has launched Mission Shakti sports initiative?

Maharashtra

  • Which Indian wrestler bagged gold in women’s 53kg category of the 2019 Poland Open wrestling tournament?

Vinesh Phogat

  • Which space agency has discovered first nearby super-earth planet GJ357d?

NASA

  • India’s first 3-D Smart Traffic Signal ‘Intelights’ has launched in which city?

Mohali

  • The researchers at which IIT have developed portable device to detect bacteria without cell culture or microbiological assays?

IIT Guwahati

  • Jay Om Prakash, who passed away recently, was the veteran personality of which field?

Film Industry

  • The 5th edition of International Army Scout Masters Competition has started in which military station?

Jaisalmer

  • Nobel laureate Toni Morrison has passed away. She was from which country?

United States

  • Which city has been chosen as the venue for the main event of the 5th National Handloom Day (NHD)?

Bhubaneshwar

  • Which union ministry has unveiled draft e-commerce norms for consumer protection?

Ministry of Consumer Affairs

  • Which state government has launched a new higher education model “RACE”?

Rajasthan

  • Urkund software, which is in news recently, is related to which field?

Education

  • Which zone of Indian railways has introduced a new Biometric Token System (BTS)?

Western Railways

  • Which state /UT government has launched a project titled ‘Oral History Programme’?

Delhi

  • Noted educationalist Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy has passed away. She was from which state?

Tamil Nadu

  • The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements (UNISA) is also named as _____?

Singapore Convention of Mediation

  • The scientists of which country have created the world’s thinnest gold?

Britain

  • Who has taken charge as the new CMD of Power Grid Corporation of India?

Kandikuppa Sreekant

  • According to Ethnologue, which country has the highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in the world?

Papua New Guinea

  • Which Indian Grandmaster has won the 2019 Belt and Road China Hunan International chess tournament?

Surya Shekhar Ganguly

  • RBI has cut the policy repo rate by how much basis points in its 3rd bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for FY 20?

35

  • The Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) has been funded by which international organisation?

World Bank

  • Which organisation has announced Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award?

ISRO

  • Where the headquarters of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is located?

Vienna

  • Which state has topped the rankings in Health Ministry report card on “Breastfeeding & Infant & Child feeding Practices”?

Manipur

  • What is the theme of the 2019 edition of World Tribal Day (WTD)?

Indigenous Languages

  • What is the theme of the 2019 edition of 22nd National Conference on e-Governance?

Digital India: Success to Excellence

  • The Kerala Government has signed MoU with which organisation to develop Space Park?

VSCC

  • The Lahore-Attari Samjhauta Express train service was started in which year?

1976

  • Who is the head of the RBI task force on Offshore Rupee Markets?

Usha Thorat

  • Who has been appointed as the green ambassador of Manipur?

Valentina Elangbam

  • Which union ministry has launched ‘Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha’ drive?

Ministry of HRD

  • Which state has won the most film-friendly state award at 2018 National Film awards?

Uttarakhand

  • Which movie has won the Best Feature Film award at the 2018 National Film awards?

Hellaro

  • What is the theme of the 2019 edition of World Biofuel Day (WBD)?

Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking oil

  • Which state government has announced to waive loans taken by tribals from money-lenders?

Madhya Pradesh

  • Which state government has announced Mukhyamantri Madad Yojna for tribals?

Madhya Pradesh

  • Who is the new prosecution director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ?

Sudha Rani Relangi

  • The researchers at which IIT have designed a system to recycle urine?

IIT Madras

  • Which IIT with Harvard University studied mercury accumulation in fish?

IIT Hyderabad

  • India has recently submitted proposals to boost to protection status of 5 wildlife species at CITES. Where is the headquarters of CITES?

Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Khadi and Village Industry Commission (KVIC) has launched a Leather Mission from which district of Rajasthan?

Sirohi

  • Which country has recently designated India in its list of major illegal drug producing & transit countries?

United States

  • India’s first clinical ecotoxicology facility has launched in which city?

Delhi

  • Which Indian wrestler won gold in the 65kg category at 2019 Tbilisi Grand Prix Wrestling tournament?

Bajrang Punia

  • Which Indian sportsperson has won the men’s title at the 2019 Hyderabad Open badminton championship?

Sourabh Verma

  • Which Indian Armed force has launched “Mission Reach Out” in Jammu?

Indian Army

  • Which Indian journalist has won the 2019 Prem Bhatia Award for political reporting?

Rajdeep Sardesai

  • Who is set to be the first woman president of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA)?

Chandrima Shaha

  • India’s first health-focused credit card has been launched by which bank?

RBL Bank

  • Which museum has become the most visited museum in the Asian sub-continent?

Virasat-e-Khalsa

  • Reliance Jio has partnered with which tech company to offer cloud infra for businesses?

Microsoft

  • What is the theme of the 2019 edition of International Youth Day (IYD)?

Transforming Education

  • Which cricket board has launched transgender and gender diverse policy?

Australia

  • Aishwarya Pissay, who has become the first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports, is from which city?

Bengaluru

  • Which state has become the first state in India to implement the National Policy on Biofuels?

Rajasthan

  • Holmberg 15A, which is in news recently, is associated to which field?

Black Hole

  • Which state government has created world record by planting 22-cr saplings in a day?

Uttar Pradesh

  • The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has reduced the minimum period of Child Care Leave (CCL) from 15 days to ________?

5

  • Who is slated to be felicitated with the 2019 Charlie Chaplin Award by the British Academy’s Los Angeles branch?

Steve Coogan

  • Who is the author of the book ‘Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar?

Satyarth Nayak

  • The patriotic song ‘Watan’, which has been produced by Doordarshan, is sung by which singer?

Javed Ali

  • Which airline is set to become the first Indian airline to fly over the North Pole?

Air India

  • Newly-Discovered Kajin Sara Lake is located in which country?

Nepal

  • Which union ministry has launched Swaccha Survakshan Grameen?

Ministry of Jal Shakti

  • The famous ‘Panchamirtham’ of Palani temple has recently got GI tag. The temple is located in which state?

Tamil Nadu

  • The researchers at which IIT have developed low-cost blood test device?

IIT Kharagpur

  • Who has become the first Indian chef to receive French honour?

Priyam Chaterjee

  • Which organisation has launched a special drive code named ‘Operation Number Plate’?

RPF

  • Who has been elected as the new President of Guatemala?

Alejandro Giammatel

  • As per Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY), a monthly pension of how much amount will be provided to eligible farmers on attaining the age of 60?

Rs.3000

  • On which date, the 2019 edition of World Elephant Day (WED) is observed recently?

August 12

  • On which date, the 2019 edition of World Organ Donation Day (WODD) is observed recently?

August 13

  • Who is the head of high level committee on CSR, which recommended CSR expenditure to be made tax deductible expenditure?

Injeti Srinivas

  • The researchers at which IIT have developed bone substitutes from eggshells?

IIT Hyderabad

  • The researchers at which IIT have developed industrial and field robot ‘GraspMan’?

IIT Madras

  • Who has become the first Indian to win gold at the World Junior Wrestling Championships after 18 years?

Deepak Punia

  • Which state has got award at the World Education Summit-2019?

Rajasthan

  • VB Chandrasekhar, who passed away recently, was associated to which sports?

Cricket

  • Which former Indian athlete has been appointed as a member of the Athletes Commission of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA)?

PT Usha

  • Which state government has launched a programme for student entrepreneurs “E Step”?

Karnataka

  • India’s first private Space Science Museum has opened in which city?

Hyderabad

  • Advait Bhartia, who recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, is from which city?

Pune

  • Who is the author of the book “Kashmir’s Untold Story: Declassified”?

Iqbal Chand Malhotra

  • The National Tribal Festival “Aadi Mahotsav” has started in which region?

Ladakh

  • Rizia Rahman, who passed away recently, was the renowned novelist of which country?

Bangladesh

  • Which state government has decided to set up Atal Bihari Vajpayee residential schools for children of labourers?

Uttar Pradesh

  • Which state government has rolled out the Grama and Ward Volunteer system ?

Andhra Pradesh

  • Who has been awarded Tamil Nadu government’s Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award?

Kailasvadivoo Sivan

  • Madan Mani Dixit, the veteran Litterateur & Journalist has passed away. He was from which country?

Nepal

  • Jyske Bank, which has launched world’s first negative interest rate mortgage, is associated to which country?

Denmark

  • India’s first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) has finalized by which organisation?

ICMR

  • SUPRA Scheme, which is in news recently, is associated to which field?

Science & Technology

  • Which union ministry has launched the 5th edition of Swachh Survekshan 2020 (SS 2020)?

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

  • India’s first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology (CICET) is proposed to set up in which state?

Gujarat

  • Damodar Ganesh Bapat, who passed away, was the noted personality of which field?

Social Work

  • Which country’s team has won the 2019 T20 Physical Disability Cricket World Series?

India

  • The Special Purpose Trust Fund (SPTF) is associated to which international organisation?

United Nations

  • On which date, the 2019 World Photography Day (WPD) was observed recently?

August 19

  • What is the campaign of 2019 World Humanitarian Day (WHD)?

#Women Humanitarians

  • The famous Hazratganj Chauraha, which has been renamed as Atal Chowk, is located in which district of Uttar Pradesh?

Lucknow

  • Where is the headquarters of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW)?

New Delhi

  • Which renowned scientist has bagged the prestigious J C Bose Fellowship?

K Thangaraj

  • Ranjit Guru, the noted journalist and columnist passed away. He was from which state?

Odisha

  • Ansupa lake, sometimes seen in news, is located in which state?

Odisha

  • Which state government has launched School Fagadaba to improve infrastructure in government schools?

Manipur

  • Which Indian personality has been conferred the UAE’s highest civil honour ‘Order of Zayed’?

Narendra Modi

  • NCPCR and which IIT have developed a kit to spread sexual-abuse awareness?

IIT Kanpur

  • Mohammed Zahur Hashmi, who has passed away recently, was the veteran personality of which field?

Film Industry

  • Jagannath Mishra, who passed away recently, was the former chief minister of which state?

Bihar

  • Who is the head of the task force on Direct Tax Code which recently submitted report to Union Finance Ministry?

Akhilesh Ranjan

  • Which country is the world’s largest emitter of anthropogenic Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), according to latest report by environmental NGO Greenpeace?

India

  • Which state government has recently classified Nictoine as Class A poison?

Karnataka

  • The underground British-era Bunker turned Museum has come up in which city of Maharashtra?

Mumbai

  • Which state government has rolled ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’ health insurance scheme?

Punjab

  • NISHTHA programme, which is in news recently, is associated to which field?

Education

  • Babulal Gaur, who passed away recently, was the former Chief Minister of which state?

Madhya Pradesh

  • Satendra Singh Lohia, who became the first Asian swimmer to cross the Catalina Channel of America, is from which state?

Madhya Pradesh

  • Which Indian-American teenager has won the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee contest?

Navneeth Murali

  • Which country has decided to hold SAARC Foreign Ministers’ informal meet?

Nepal

  • The 2019 World Youth Chess Championship is being held in which city?

Mumbai

  • The researchers at which IIT have developed method to make biofuel with sugar and salt?

IIT Hyderabad

  • Which Indian sprinter has won gold in men’s 300m at the 2019 Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in Czech Republic?

Mohammad Anas

  • On which date, the Communal Harmony Day (CHD) is celebrated in India?

August 20

  • The Cabinet Secretary of India works under the direct charge of ____?

Prime Minister

  • Who is the newly appointed Defence Secretary of India?

Ajay Kumar

  • The National Conference on Varmam Science has recently held in which city?

Chennai

  • Op-Blue Freedom’ is associated to which sports?

Scuba Diving

  • How many island nations are members of Forum for India-Pacific Islands cooperation (FIPIC)?

14

  • Which Indian tech company has partnered with IISc on robotics and 5G?

Wipro

  • Which state has acquired first position in the SARAL – ‘State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index’?

Karnataka

  • Sea Tinkle’ in Chennai beach , which is in news recently, is caused by which algae?

Noctiluca

  • Which international organisation has released a report titled ‘Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis’?

World Bank

  • Where is the headquarters of the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network “TRAFFIC”?

UK

  • Which country has launched rocket carrying life-sized robot “Fedor” to International Space Station (ISS)?

Russia

  • Who is the author of the book “Big Billion Startup: The Untold Flipkart Story”?

Mihir Dalal

  • On which date, the World Senior Citizen’s Day (WSCD) is celebrated?

August 21

  • Which Indian Professor has been conferred the Pushkin Medal 2019?

Meeta Narain

  • The Telangana government has signed pact with which tech company for ‘Digital Telangana’?

Google

  • Which company has recently bagged title sponsorship rights for Indian cricket team for 5 years?

Paytm

  • The first-ever International Day for Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief is observed on which date?

August 22

  • Which union ministry has organized a ‘San-Sadhan’ Hackathon for Divyangjan accessible toilets?

Ministry of Jal Shakti

  • Which state has ranked 1st in free medicine scheme implementation under the National Health Mission (NHM)?

Rajasthan

  • Which Union Ministry has recently declared ocean energy as green power?

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy

  • Who is the translator of the book “the Diary of Manu Gandhi (1943-44)”?

Tridip Suhrud

  • Who has taken charge as new Prime Minister of Sudan?

Abdalla Hamdok

  • Which country has been blacklisted by Asia-Pacific Group of FATF for its failure to comply with terror funding standards?

Pakistan

  • Under Digital India campaign, the Banjari village of which district of Madhya Pradesh has become an integral part of the digital map of the country?

Katni

  • Monali Jadhav, who won 3 medals at World Police Games (WPG), is from which state?

Maharashtra

  • What is the reference year for the recently released Composite Water Management Index 2.0 (CWMI 2.0)?

2017-2018

  • Which state has been ranked first in the recently released Composite Water Management Index 2.0 (CWMI 2.0)?

Gujarat

  • The first-ever World Youth Conference for Kindness has recently held in which city?

New Delhi

  • Amazon Rainforest Forests are located in which continent?

South America

  • Sabka Vishwas scheme, which is in news, is associated to which purpose?

To Settle pending indirect tax disputes

  • Which football team has won the 2019 Durand Cup tournament?

Gokulam Kerala

  • What is the theme of the 45th G7 summit?

Fighting Inequality

  • Komalika Bari is associated to which sports?

Archery

  • Who has become the first Indian-ever to win World Badminton Championships gold?

PV Sindhu

  • Who is the head of CVC committee to examine bank frauds above 50 crore?

T M Bhasin

  • Dokdo islands is the bone of contention between which countries?

South Korea & Japan

  • The researchers at which IIT have develop lab grown meat?

IIT Guwahati

  • Where is the headquarters of Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI)?

Jabalpur

  • Which state government has launched exclusive education TV channel “Kalvi Tholaikkatchi”?

Tamil Nadu

  • The annual festival of famous Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple has started in which state?

Tamil Nadu

  • The UNCCD’s Conference Of Parties (COP 14) is being held in which country?

India

  • Project SU.RE (Sustainable Resolution) is associated to which field?

Fashion Industry

  • The National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology has come up in which city?

Coimbatore

  • Who has been chosen for the ‘Eminent Engineer Award for the Year 2019’ by the Institution of Engineers (India)?

Prabhakar Singh

  • The researchers at which IIT has produce collagen from waste eel skin?

IIT Hyderabad

  • The 4th edition of the Internet of Things (IoT) India Congress 2019 held in which city?

Bengaluru

  • Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, who passed away recently, was the India’s first woman DGP. She was from which state?

Punjab

  • The 7th ‘Community Radio Sammelan’ is scheduled to be held in which city?

Delhi

  • Who is representing India at the 2019 Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence (CHOD) Conference in Bangkok?

Birender Singh Dhanoa

  • Which country has launched the world’s first floating nuclear reactor into the Arctic despite warnings?

Russia

  • Shaheen VIII is the joint military exercise between Pakistan & which country?

China

  • Who has become the India’s first female flight commander?

Shalija Dhami

  • Which E-commerce major has launched Military Veterans Employment programme in India?

Amazon

  • Which union ministry has launched National Digital Library of India (NDLI)?

Ministry of HRD

  • Where is the headquarters of Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP)?

Dehradun

  • Manasi Joshi, who won gold at the 2019 BWF Para Badminton World Championships, is from which city?

Rajkot

  • Which Indian app clinched mobile app at the 2019 US Technovation Challenge?

Maitri

  • Which former footballer has won the 2019 UEFA President’s Award?

Eric Cantona

  • Which state government has decided to offer modern nursery education at anganwadis?

Madhya Pradesh

  • ‘Shagun’ portal, which is in news recently, is associated to which field?

School Education

  • Peacock Parachute Spider, which is recently spotted in Eastern Ghats, is belongs to the genus ________?

Poecilotheria

  • Which country has launched the world’s first facial biometric-based ID for seafarers?

India

  • The 25th Senior Women’s National Football Championship is being held in which state?

Arunachal Pradesh

  • Which state has been ranked first at the India Child Well-Being Index?

Kerala

  • The 12th India Security Summit (ISS) was recently held in which city?

New Delhi

  • The National Sports Day (NSD) of India marks the birth anniversary of which sports legend?

Dhyan Chand

  • Which state government has decided to launch a new initiative ‘10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute – Har Ravivar, dengue par war’?

Delhi

  • On which date, the International Day Against Nuclear Tests is observed on which date?

August 29

  • Who is the head of the committee that suggested the RBI pay interim dividend to the Union government only under exceptional circumstances?

Bimal Jalan

  • Elavenil Valarivan is associated to which sports?

Shooting

  • The Gorewada International Zoo is going to set up in which city?

Nagpur

  • Kandangi saree, which has got GI tag, is associated to which sports?

Tamil Nadu

  • The Government e Marketplace (GeM) has signed pact with which organisation to enable growth of MSMEs, Start-ups and Women Entrepreneurs?

SIDBI

  • The Union Health Ministry has signed a pact with which institute to explore AI for combating tuberculosis?

Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence

  • The Malayala Manorama New Conclave 2019 was held in which city of Kerala?

Kochi

  • The International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is being set up in which city?

New Delhi

  • S Aswatha Narayana, who won Gold in Water Technology at the 2019 World Skills Kazan International Competition 2019, is from which state?

Odisha

  • The term ‘Animal spirits’, which is in news recently, is associated to which field?

Economics

  • Which union ministry has launched campaign Angikaar for change management?

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

  • Who has become the first Indian woman para-athlete to be conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award?

Deepa Malik

 

CURRENT SCENERIO OF ARTICLE 370

After passing a statutory resolution on scrapping special status to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) by diluting Article 370, Rajya Sabha has now passed voting on J&K Reorganisation Bill 2019 which will effectively bifurcate state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir with a a legislature and Ladakh without legislature. A statutory resolution on Article 370 and J&K reorganisation bill were passed by Rajya Sabha and will be put to vote in Lok Sabha next. Jammu and Kashmir will also become largest union territory (UT) in India in terms of area once it is carved out while Ladakh, will be 2nd largest UT after it comes to force.

J&K Reorganisation Bill 2019:-

  • Assembly Seats: Bill that seeks for division of Jammu and Kashmir will lead to an increase number of seats in newly–constituted Assembly from 107 to 114 out of which 24 seats would be deemed to be vacant till time Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) comes under jurisdiction of Indian State.

State assembly currently has 111 seats, of which 46 are in Kashmir Valley, 37 in Jammu and remaining 4 are in Ladakh division. After passing of reorganisation bill in Parliament, Ladakh will be a Union territory to be administered by Centre.

  • Assembly Tenure: With abrogation of Article 370, tenure of J&K state Assembly will now be 5 years as in other parts of state which till now had a special status with 6 years tenure.
  • SC/ST Reservation: New Assembly shall have reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribes (ST) as in other parts of states.
  • Reorganisation of Constituencies: Constituencies will be re-organised through a de-limitation exercise under 2002 Act of Parliament. For purpose of delimitation, 2011 census figures will be taken as benchmark.
  • Unicameral Polity: Bill also seeks to scrap state’s legislative council to make J&K aunicameral polity. State will have a Chief Minister and a Lt Governor and all financial bills will need to cleared by Lt Governor.

What will Change after Scrapping of Article 370?

With abrogation of Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir will now have no separate flag or Constitution and  tenure of state legislative assembly will be for a period of 5 years like any other state and 2 union territories in country.

Indian Penal Code (IPC) will replace Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) to deal with criminal matters and Article 356, under which President’s rule can be imposed in any state, will also be applicable in union territories (UTs) Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh with unprecedented decision of Centre.

With addition of two new UTs, total number of will go up to 9- J&K, Ladakh, Delhi, Puducherry, Diu and Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

 

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