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@) Supreme Court of India's 'Historic' Judgment on Formation of Election Commission.

 The Supreme Court of India took a groundbreaking step to 'maintain transparency' in the election process.  From now on, the election commissioners will be appointed through a committee consisting of the Chief Justice, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.  Many are considering this action of the Supreme Court as 'historic'.  On March 2, 2023, the Supreme Court gave a verdict in this regard and said that the role of election commissioners is very important to complete the election process in the country.  In the changed circumstances, the three-member committee will recommend the names of new election commissioners.  The president will appoint the commissioners based on that.  The 5-member constitutional bench of the Supreme Court also said that it is necessary to maintain transparency in the election process in the country.  The Supreme Court said that this step is for the sake of transparency.

 In the present system, the election commissioners are appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister.  Their term of office is 6 years.  Former bureaucrats of the country are usually chosen for this position.  However, questions have been repeatedly raised about this nomination.  Congress or BJP, the opposition parties in different periods have demanded that bureaucrats close to the government are being made election commissioners.

@) India's new air base in Ladakh.

 Indian Air Force has inaugurated a new air base in Ladakh. The airbase is located at an altitude of 13,700 feet above the surface of the earth. The name of this new airport in India is 'Nooma'. With this, the Indian Air Force built three air bases in Ladakh. India's new air base at Nooma is less than 50 km from the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The Indian Air Force base is located in Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Daulatbagh Goldi has the highest airport in the world.

 @) New law for protection of women in India.

 India's Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the last day of the monsoon session of the Lok Sabha announced several new laws, including a proposal to change the name of the 'Indian Penal Code' to 'Indian Justice Code' on August 11, 2023. Several new clauses have been added to prevent sexual harassment of women in the new bill brought to change the law system of the country.

 If you marry a woman hiding your identity, you will have to serve a maximum sentence of 10 years.

 Having sex with a woman on the false promise of marriage, promotion or getting a job will result in a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail.

@) Inauguration of state-of-the-art Indian warship 'Vindhyagiri'.

 On August 17, 2023, President Draupadi Murmu inaugurated the state-of-the-art warship INS Vindhyagiri in Kolkata. INS Vindhyagiri is a P171 frigate class warship. The Project 17 class frigate is an improved version of the Shivalik class frigate. It also has advanced weapons and sensors. There are advanced 'Platform Management Systems'. A total of seven warships will be built for the Indian Navy under 'Project 17 Alpha'. Five warships were commissioned between 2019-22. INS Vindhyagiri is the sixth warship.

@) Sri Lanka-India ferry service launched.

 India started ferry service with Sri Lanka on 14 October 2023. The ferry will run between Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu, Jaffna to Kankesanturai in Sri Lanka. Incidentally, the Nagapattinam Jaffna ferry service started through a boat named Cheriyapani. This boat of Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has a capacity of 150 passengers. It will take about 3 and a half hours to reach Jaffna in Sri Lanka from Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu by this boat. The boat will travel between the two countries every day.

@) Afghan embassy in India closed. 

 Afghanistan embassy in India closed on 1 October 2023. The Afghan embassy in New Delhi was suspended due to lack of diplomatic support in the country and non-recognition of the Taliban government. However, they said that emergency consular services will continue to be provided to Afghan nationals in India. It is also said that they want to reach an agreement with the Indian government to ensure protection of Afghans' residence, employment, study and business interests. It should be noted that India has not recognized the Taliban government in Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power in August 2021.

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