The Law and Politics of India: Important Enactments and Operations
- What was operation Blue star?
An Indian military operation which occurred between 1 June and 8 June 1984.
- Who ordered operation Blue star?
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
- Why was operation Blue star started?
To establish control over the Harmandir Sahib Complex in Amritsar, Punjab, and remove militant religious leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his militant armed followers from the complex buildings.
- What was the impact of operation Blue star?
Four months after the operation, on 31 October 1984, Indira Gandhi was assassinated by Satwant Singh and Beant Singh who were her two Sikh bodyguards.
- What was Operation Maitri?
Operation Maitri was a relief and rescue operation by the government of India and Indian armed forces in Nepal.
- When was Operation Maitri carried out?
26 April 2015
- Why was Operation Maitri carried out?
2015, Nepal Earthquake
It was a rescue and relief operation in Nepal carried by the Indian government and Indian armed forces for the earthquake that had hit Nepal.
- Who was the Prime Minister of India during Operation Maitri?
- What was Operation Polo?
It was a military operation in which the Indian Armed Forces invaded the Nizam-ruled princely state, annexing it into the Indian Union.
- When was Operation Polo carried out?
13 September 1947, lasted 5 days
- Why was Operation Polo carried out?
To annex Hyderabad
- Operation Polo was the code name for?
Hyderabad police action
- What was the impact of Operation Polo?
That India was successful enough to achieve its objective.
- Who was the Prime Minister of India during Operation Polo?
- What was the Demonetization of 2016?
The Government announced the demonetization of all ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series.
- When was Demonetization done?
8th November 2016.
- Why was Demonetization done?
To curtail the shadow economy and also crackdown on the use of counterfeit and illicit cash to fund illegal activity and terrorism.
- Which notes were issued new?
Rs 500 and Rs 2000.
- Who announced the demonetization?
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
- What was the impact of demonetization?
The move is considered to have reduced the country’s GDP and industrial production. And created a chaos in people’s social and economic life.
- Did India have demonetization after independence?
Yes, in 1978.
- Which notes were demonetized?
Rs 1000, 5000 and 10,000
- Which Prime Minister announced this demonetization?
Morarji Desai of the Janta Party.
- Why was 1978 Demonetization done?
To curb counterfeit money and black money
- What is Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojna (PMJDY)?
Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojna is a scheme that provided universal access to banking facilities to all people with overdraft facility of ₹5,000 and RuPay Debit card with inbuilt accident insurance cover of ₹1 lakh.
- Who announced Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojna (PMJDY)?
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi
- When was Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) started?
15 August 2014
- Why was Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) started?
It is a program for financial inclusion to cover all unbanked households in India, whether in an urban or rural area and aims at providing affordable financial services like savings & deposit accounts, banking services, remittance, credit, insurance, pension, etc.
- What was the impact Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) started?
By 1st February 2017, over 27 crore bank accounts were opened and also almost Rs. 665 billion were deposited under the scheme.
- What is GST?
GST stands for Goods & Services Tax Law in India which is a comprehensive, multi-stage, destination-based tax that will be levied on every value addition.
- When was GST launched?
1st July 2017.
- Who was the Prime Minister, when GST was launched?
34. How does GST work?
3 types of GST will be applicable:
IGST: where the revenue will be collected by the central government for inter-state sales.
SGST: where the revenue will be collected by the state governments for intra-state sales.
CGST: where the revenue will be collected by the central government.
- What are the different Tax slabs?
5 types. (0%, 5%, 12%, 18% and 24%)