India’s Foreign Policy
Palestine’s full membership
▪ India has voted in favour of a draft resolution at the UNGA that seeks full membership of Palestine in the United Nations.
▪ The resolution which was brought by UAE got 143 votes in favour, including India.
▪ The resolution determined that the State of Palestine is qualified for membership in the United Nations per Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations.
About United Nations General Assembly
✓ Headquarters – New York
✓ Formation – 1945
Recent Court Verdicts
Exemptions to Right to Information (RTI) Act
▪ The Delhi High Court recently held that a public authority cannot deny information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act on the grounds that the information sought is “bulky”.
Section 8 of RTI Act deals with exemption from disclosure of information.

Section 8 (1) mentions exemptions against furnishing information under RTI Act.
Section 8 (2) provides for disclosure of information exempted under Official Secrets Act, 1923 if larger public interest is served.
About RTI Act, 2005
▪ It is derived from the fundamental right of freedom of speech and expression under Article 19 of the Constitution.
Aim – To empower the citizens, promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government

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