Tag: Palestine’s full membership


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