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What Uttarakhand’s Uniform Civil Code means for those in live-in relationships

The Uttarakhand Uniform Civil Code, which was handed within the Meeting, has particular provisions for live-in relationships. Picture used for representational functions/Reuters

It’s the weekend and after every week stuffed with news-making occasions, it’s time to take a seat again and chill out. Nevertheless, for many who need a reminder of what occurred, we now have you coated.

The week began off with folks nonetheless discussing model-actor Poonam Pandey’s ‘death’, however quickly the information moved to the tabling of the Uniform Civil Code invoice in Uttarakhand Meeting and later the White Paper tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

This week additionally noticed the Modi authorities saying three extra Bharat Ratna awards — one to Chaudhary Charan Singh, one other to PV Narasimha Rao and the third to MS Swaminathan. These three honours come after the Centre introduced Bharat Ratnas for former Bihar chief minister Karpoori Thakur and ex Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani.

There was additionally the horrific violence that broke out in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani that led to the imposition of curfew. We check out all of this and extra in our weekly roundup of explainers from India.

1) The Authorities of India on Friday (9 February) made the announcement of awarding the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, on not one however three folks — former Prime Ministers PV Narasimha Rao and Chaudhary Charan Singh in addition to agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan.

With this, the Bharat Ratna depend for 2024 has gone as much as 5, most in a yr up to now. Till now, the utmost Bharat Ratnas had been awarded in 1999 when 4 recipients got the coveted award.

Asserting the three awards on social media platform X, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded their many contributions to the nation.

However who precisely are these three personalities? What have their contributions been to the nation? In our essay, we discover their achievements and why they’re deserving of the honour.

This Week in Explainers What Uttarakhands Uniform Civil Code means for livein couples
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks through the Funds session of Parliament. PTI

2) Earlier this week, rumours of the White Paper being tabled caught pace when the Funds Session of Parliament was prolonged by a day to 10 February. And on 9 February, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the White Paper within the Lok Sabha, itemizing the United Progressive Alliance’s failures in managing the financial system in addition to how the Modi-led Sarkar has pushed the nation’s funds to the correct path.

3) The hill state of Uttarakhand made fairly the information this week. First, the Pushkar Singh Dhami authorities tabled the Uniform Civil Code invoice within the Meeting and it was handed on 7 February, turning into the primary state in India to cross such a legislation.

The invoice, drafted after a number of rounds of discussions and deliberations, has made provisions about marriage, divorce and different social features of life. In our essays, we deal with how this contentious legislation modifications the principles on live-in relationships in addition to succession for kids throughout religions.

This Week in Explainers What Uttarakhands Uniform Civil Code means for livein couples
Charred stays of automobiles lie on a street after native residents on Thursday set automobiles and a police station on fireplace and hurled stones over the demolition of allegedly ‘illegally-built’ madrasa and an adjoining mosque, in Haldwani. PTI

4) And Uttarakhand remained within the information this week as its Haldwani district noticed widespread violence on the night time of Thursday (8 February). 4 folks died and one other 250 folks had been injured after locals went on a rampage, prompting authorities to impose a curfew within the space in addition to situation shoot-on-sight orders.

However what went improper? What led to this form of violence in Haldwani’s Banbhoolpura space? Learn here to search out out.

5) Many cities and cities in India have been renamed. And the subject grew to become information as soon as once more this week, however with a twist. Telangana chief minister A Revanth Reddy introduced that the southern state’s code TS, which is mostly seen on quantity plates, can be modified.

What’s going to be the brand new abbreviation for the state? And why the change within the code? Our explainer offers you the solutions and extra.

That’s it from us, this week. Nevertheless, when you favored the best way we clarify the information and need to learn extra, right here’s the place you can see them.

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