Daily Current Affairs - 30-03-2021

On 26th March, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bangladesh on his 2-day visit at the invitation of Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina. The Visit included the commemoration of three very significant events. First was Mujib Borsho, second is the birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the third is the celebration of 50 years of Bangladesh Liberation and the establishment of diplomatic ties between the India and Bangladesh.

Other Issues discussed:

PM Modi gifted 109 Ambulances to PM Hasina along with a representational box to her as a symbol of gift of 1.2million Vaccine doses for COVID as promised earlier. PM Hasina gifted Golden and Silver coin released on the occasion of birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rehman and 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence.

On March 28th 2021, the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021, which gives primacy to the Lieutenant Governor over the elected Government, got assent from President Ramnath Kovind.

What is the Act all about?

Present Delhi administration

Changes after the President Assent

Earlier, elected government was not sending the files of any executive decisions to L-G before implementation. It has been keeping the L-G alongside in administrative developments, but it was not always before implementing or executing any decision.

After the assent, the elected government is bound to take the L-G’s advice before taking any decision.

Why state government is unhappy?

The continuous tussle between the centre and elected government was mostly regarding the decision making policy and the L-G’s powers. In 2018, the Supreme Court judgment gave the Delhi Government an upper hand in policy decisions. The Elected government sources always said that due to the SC’s judgments, the Delhi government is able to clear policies easily. As per the state government, the amendment will substantially take away the government’s autonomy and the desire of full statehood to Delhi.