By: D.K Choudhary
Supreme Court of Nepal Gives Go Ahead Nod to Government on crucial Constitution amendment bill
i. Nepal’s Supreme Court on January 2, 2017 gave a go ahead signal to the government with a crucial Constitution amendment bill, to accommodate the demands of the agitating Madhesi and ethnic groups.
ii. A division bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki and Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada issued the order that the judiciary could not bar the legislature from using its wisdom in the formulation of legislation, on the basis of the principle of separation of powers.
iii. The bill, which was registered at the Parliament Secretariat in November 2016, aims to resolve the issues relating to citizenship and provincial boundary demarcation among others put forth by the Madhesis.
♦ Capital: Kathmandu ♦ Prime minister: Pushpa Kamal Dahal
♦ Currency: Nepalese rupee ♦ President: Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Finland become 1st country in world to pay basic income to randomly picked citizens on national level
i. Finland has become the first country in the world to give some basic income to
unemployed citizens to ensure a universal income offering greater security, especially as technological advances reduce the need for human labour.
ii. Aim : To tackle unemployment, which stands at 8.1 percent in a nation of 5.5 million.
iiii. This programme will be started from this month. Under this, every month 2,000 selected unemployer will get 560 euros.
♦ Capital: Helsinki
♦ Currency: Euro