Yakshagana: Yakshagana is a traditional folk dance form popular in Coastal Karnataka
It is a rare combination of dance, music, song, scholarly dialogues and colourful costumes.
Traditionally, men portray all roles, including the female ones, though women are now part of Yakshagana troupes. A typical troupe consists of 15 to 20 actors and a Bhagawatha, who is the master of ceremonies and the main storyteller.
The Act: Each performance typically focuses on a small sub-story (known as ‘Prasanga’) from ancient Hindu epics of Ramayana or Mahabharata. Costumes used in Yakshagana are very unique and elaborate. Large size headgear, coloured faces, elaborate costumes all over the body and musical beads on the legs (Gejje).
GST Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT):The GST Council recently accepted the Group of Ministers’ (GoM) recommendations on long pending constitution of GST appellate tribunal in the country
The CGST Act 2017 , in Section 109 mandates for the constitution of a GSTAT and its Benches. The GSTAT will be the specialized appellate authority for resolving disputes under the GST laws.
Composition: The GST Tribunal will have one principal bench in New Delhi and as many benches or boards in states as decided by each state, subject to approval of the council.
North-eastern states could opt for one bench for 2-3 states and an additional bench for very far-flung areas. The principal bench and state boards would have two technical and two judicial members each, with equal representation from the Centre and states. All four members would not sit for hearing each case. It depends on the threshold or value of dues involved.
National Green Tribunal: The NGT has been established under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010.NGT is mandated to make disposal of applications or appeals finally within 6 months.
The Tribunal comprises the Chairperson, the Judicial Members, and Expert Members.
They shall hold office for a term of 5 years and are not eligible for reappointment.
The Chairperson is appointed by the Central Government in consultation with the Chief Justice of India (CJI).A Selection Committee shall be formed by the central government to appoint the Judicial Members and Expert Members. There are to be at least 10 and a maximum of 20 full-time Judicial members and Expert Members in the tribunal.
Powers & Jurisdiction: Established for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources.
It has appellate jurisdiction to hear appeals as a Court. The Tribunal is not bound by the procedure laid down under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, but shall be guided by principles of natural justice.
National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation: NOTTO is set up under Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, located in New Delhi.
National Network division of NOTTO functions as apex centre for all India activities for procurement, distribution and registry of organs and tissues donation and transplantation in the country. It has two divisions:
National Human Organ and Tissue Removal and Storage Network.
National Biomaterial Centre.
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