TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. India – China relations 2. Controller General of Accounts (CGA) 3. Muslim Women Rights Day 4. Madras Legislative Council
Establishment of a hotline between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in north Sikkim.
- A hotline was established between the Indian Army in Kongra La, North Sikkim and the PLA at Khamba Dzong in Tibetan Autonomous Region to further the spirit of trust and cordial relations along the borders.
- The Armed forces of the two countries have well-established mechanisms for communication at the ground commanders level.
- These hotlines in various sectors go a long way in enhancing the same and maintaining peace and tranquillity at the borders.
Also read: India – China Relations
Shri Deepak Das takes charge as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA).
Read more about the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) in the linked article.
1 August was observed as Muslim Women Rights Day by different organisations across the country.
- The day has been observed to mark the anniversary of the enactment of the law against Triple Talaq in 2019.
Read more on Triple Talaq in the linked article.
100th anniversary of the Madras Legislative Council.
About the Madras Legislative Council:
- The Madras Legislative Council was inaugurated on January 12, 1921. It was set up under the Government of India Act of 1919.
- Its origins can be traced back to the Indian Councils Act, 1861 when it was set up as an advisory body through which the colonial administration obtained advice and assistance.
- The Indian Councils Act of 1892 expanded the council.
- The Morley-Minto reforms (Indian Councils Act 1909) officially introduced the method of electing members to the Council, though it did not provide for direct elections.
- Based on the recommendations of the Montague-Chelmsford report, the Government of India Act of 1919 was enacted. The Act enlarged the provincial legislative councils and increased the strength of elected members to be greater than that of nominated and official members.
- In April 1921, the Madras Legislative Council adopted legislation to give voting rights to women.
- In 1968, the council’s name was changed to Tamil Nadu Legislative Council when the Madras state was renamed Tamil Nadu.
- In 1986, the Legislative Council was abolished and from then on, Tamil Nadu has a unicameral legislature with only a Legislative Assembly.
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