Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicScheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act

Topic: Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act

Eight states tell Supreme Court they wrongly rejected claims of tribals over forest land

Rajasthan, Tripura, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Bengal, Assam & Maharashtra have filed affidavits, admitting their fault in rejecting claims on forest land.

Supreme Court stays its order to evict 11.8 lakh illegal forest dwellers

The bench also directed state govts to file an affidavit giving details about the process.

Most of the 20 lakh forest dwellers facing eviction don’t know why they’re being ousted

The Supreme Court has ordered that the tribals and forest dwellers whose claims to forest land have been rejected should be evicted by July.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system. SC giving primacy to CJI to appoint judges is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.