Rules Notified for Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019

Syllabus: GS2/Government Policies and Interventions



Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019

Highlights of the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024

Eligibility: Who can apply for Citizenship
– An individual of Indian origin seeking registration as a citizen of India
– An individual married to a citizen of India, seeking registration as a citizen of India
– An application from a minor child of an Indian citizen, seeking registration as a citizen of India, etc.

Document to be attached for Citizenship by naturalization
– Form VIIIA Submission: The applicant submits Form VIIIA, which includes all necessary personal details and information required for the naturalization process.
– Affidavit Verification: The applicant must provide an affidavit verifying the accuracy of the statements made in the application.
– Character Affidavit: Additionally, the applicant must furnish an affidavit from an Indian citizen attesting to the applicant’s character. This affidavit acts as a testament to the applicant’s reputation and conduct.
– Language Declaration: The applicant is required to declare that they possess adequate knowledge of one of the languages specified in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India. 

Process for application submission
– Submission of Application: Applications are to be submitted electronically by the applicant to the Empowered Committee through the District Level Committee designated by the Central Government.
– Acknowledgment: Upon submission, an acknowledgment in Form IX is electronically generated.
– Document Verification: The District Level Committee, led by a Designated Officer, verifies the documents submitted along with the application.
– Oath of Allegiance: The Designated Officer administers the oath of allegiance specified in the Second Schedule to the Citizenship Act, 1955, to the applicant. 
– Renunciation Declaration: Every application includes a declaration by the applicant renouncing their citizenship of their current country, irrevocably and without future claim.


Government’s stand

What lies ahead?

Source: IE

China’s Protest over PM Modi’s Visit to Arunachal

Syllabus: GS3/Internal Security



China’s Claim Over Arunachal Pradesh

Why Does China Claim Arunachal Pradesh?

Way Ahead

Source: IE

30 Years of SR Bommai Judgment

Syllabus: GS2/Indian Polity



Guidelines Laid by the SC

Significance of the Judgement: 

Article 356: President’s Rule

– President’s Rule is when the state government is suspended and the central government directly administers the state through the office of the governor.
– Article 356 of the Constitution of India is based on Section 93 of the Government of India Act, 1935.
– Grounds: If the President receives a report from the state’s Governor or otherwise is convinced or satisfied that the state’s situation is such that the state government cannot carry on the governance according to the provisions of the Constitution.
1. Article 365: President’s Rule can be imposed if any state fails to comply with all directions given by the Union on matters it is empowered to.
– Approval by Parliament: The imposition of the President’s rule requires the sanction of both the houses of Parliament.
– Duration: If approved, it can go on for a period of six months. However, the imposition cannot be extended for more than three years and needs to be brought before the two houses every six months for approval.

Source: PIB

Sweden Becomes Member of NATO

Syllabus: GS2/International Relations


North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Criteria for Membership of NATO

Significance of NATO’S Expansion

Source: AIR

Agni-V Missile Equipped with MIRV Technology

Syllabus: GS3/ Defence and Security 


MIRV technology

Advantages oF MIRV Technology

Agni-V Missile: One Missile, Many Weapons

Source: IE

5th Mass Bleaching of Great Barrier Reef


Coral Reef

What is Coral Bleaching?

Factors Causing Mass Bleaching


Way Ahead

Source: DTE

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