Khasi language in 8th schedule | UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS |

Subscribe to Mission UPSC 2022 - Click Here

Khasi language in 8th schedule: Current Affairs 

Daily Current Affairs MCQsHistory MCQPolity MCQ Video Series


Khasi language in 8th schedule

Relevance: Polity

Context: There have been demands from time to time for the inclusion of Khasi in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.

Status of Khasi language:

  • The Khasi language is classified as part of the Austroasiatic language The Khasi people are related to the Mon-Khmer people of Southeast Asia.
  • Many of the words are similar to other Austroasiatic languages such as Palaung and Khmer languages.
  • The Khasi people form the majority of the population of the eastern part of Meghalaya, and are the state’s largest community, with around 48% of the population of Meghalaya.

Constitutional provisions:

  • The Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India lists the official languages of the Republic of India.
  • As per Articles 344(1) and 351 of the Indian Constitution, the eighth schedule includes the recognition of the following 22 languages.
  • Article 29 of the Constitution provides that a section of citizens having a distinct language, script, or culture have the right to conserve the same.

What is the current situation?

  • According to the 2001 Census, India has 30 languages that are spoken by more than a million people each.
  • Additionally, it has 122 languages that are spoken by at least 10,000 people each. It also has 1,599 languages, most of which are dialects.
  • Tulu language has recently been demanded to be included in the eighth timetable.

Eighth Schedule of the Constitution:

  • It is a list of official languages recognized by the Constitution.
  • It contains a list of 22 scheduled languages viz. Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Sindhi (added by 21st Amendment Act, 1967), Konkani, Manipuri, Nepali (added by 71st Amendment Act, 1992), Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Santal (added by 92nd Amendment 2003).
  • The list had originally 14 languages only but subsequently, through amendments 8 new languages were added.

50 DAYS REVISION SERIES –> CLICK HERE

CRACK  UPSC EXAM IN 100 DAYS! –> CLICK HERE

CRACK  UPSC EXAM IN 200 DAYS! –> CLICK HERE

Crack UPSC exam in 1 Year (Mission 2022) –> CLICK HERE

PRELIMS + MAINS GUIDANCE PROGRAMME —> CLICK HERE 

Spectrum Modern Indian History MCQs Video Series –>  CLICK HERE 

Laxmikanth Indian Polity MCQs Video Series —CLICK HERE

ART AND CULTURE MCQs VIDEO SERIES –> CLICK HERE

TRY FREE UPSC MOCK TEST  SERIES–>  CLICK HERE


Welcome to Netmock. Netmock is Indias leading website for UPSC/IAS UPPCS preparation. Areas like General Studies, Current Affairs MCQ, Spectrum Modern Indian History, Indian Polity Laxmikant Indian Economy, Indian art and culture, Geography, Environment & Ecology, National issues, International issues, The Hindu analysis, The Hindu analysis, Current Affairs MCQ 100 and 200 days UPSC preparation are covered. We also provide 5th July Current Affairs mcq in English and hindi both, 5th July Current Affairs mcq pdf, 5th June Current Affairs mcq test series, 5th July Current Affairs mcq video, 5th July Current Affairs mcq for upsc 2021, 5th July Current Affairs mcq for upsc prelims, 5th July Current Affairs mcq for upsc mains.


 

🔴 Join 2022 batch - https://testbook.com/current-affairs-for-upsc-ias/online-coaching-live

🔰🔰 USE CODE - PL20 For 20% Discount


Crack UPSC exam in 200 days


MONTHLY  MCQ PRACTICE BOOKS (ENGLISH)


MONTHLY  MCQ PRACTICE BOOKS (HINDI)


Daily Current Affairs


CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQ


INDIAN POLITY MCQ


You may also like...

Leave a Reply

 

Terms and conditions  |  Privacy policy  |  Refund Policy           

error: Content is protected !!
MENU
Netmock