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Ladakh’s Demand for Inclusion in the Sixth Schedule Area

Context: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has agreed to examine the demands of civil society groups in Ladakh and has formed a high-powered committee to assess the feasibility, with specific terms of reference. Ladakh’s Demand for Inclusion  On 5th August 2019, the erstwhile […]

Draft National Pharmacy Commission Bill

Context: The Union Ministry of Health welcomed public and stakeholder input regarding the National Pharmacy Commission Bill 2023. The ministry put up the draft bill on its website on November 14 seeking comments from the public. About National Pharmacy Commission Bill 2023 Salient Provisions […]

Relevance, Challenges and Way forward for the CAG

Context: With the maturing of Indian democracy, the role of CAG has become even more vital in promoting good governance and safeguarding people’s interest. Constitutional provisions Emerging importance of office of CAG Issues arising out of functioning of CAG Recommendations and way forward

Net Neutrality

Context: Net neutrality in India has been a subject of discussion, regulatory action, and public concern for several years. Content and service providers in India, including major technology companies, have been vocal supporters of net neutrality. On the other hand, Telecom Companies have been […]

Surveillance in India

Context: Over a dozen Opposition leaders and journalists in India received email alerts from Apple informing them that their devices may be targeted by “state-sponsored attackers”. Surveillance means close observation of a person or group, especially the one who is under suspicion or the […]

Fill vacancies in CIC SICs, top court tells Centre, States

Context: The Supreme Court has directed the Centre and State governments to take immediate steps to fill up vacancies in CIC and SICs before the commissions become “defunct” and render the citizen’s right to know a dead letter. About RTI Act 2005 Benefits of […]

Preventive Detention laws in India: How preventive detention works?

Context: The preventive detention laws of Telangana Government are in news because of recent Supreme Court observations. About Preventive Detention Preventive detention is detention of person by State without trial and conviction by the court and merely on the suspicion. No law providing for […]

Master of Roster; Chief Justice of India

Context: Supreme Court while underlining the importance of the roster has said that Judges have to follow discipline and ought not to take up any case unless it is specifically assigned by the Chief Justice. Chief Justice of India as Master of Roster    Chief […]

Collection of Data During Investigation

Context: The Centre is all set to roll out “DNA and face-matching” systems at some police stations across the country. DNA Matching   DNA matching identifies an individual by analysing segments from their DNA. The technology sequences the DNA in a lab and compares it […]

Politicization of Bureaucracy

Context: Recently, a circular by Central government has asked the Senior Civil Servants to act as “rath prabharis” to highlight the achievements of Central government in past 9 years. Politicization of Bureaucracy: It refers to the process by which Civil Service become influenced and […]

Investigations in India

Context: Supreme Court in case of Rajesh and Another v. State of Madhya Pradesh acquitted three persons who were alleged to have been involved in the murder and related offence on the ground of illegalities in investigation. Argument by Court for Their Acquittal  The […]

Exclusion of Meitei Community from the Schedule Tribes List 

Context: A proposal on the inclusion of the Meitei community in the Scheduled Tribes list has been examined and rejected twice over the last four decades as accessed by The Hindu under the Right to Information Act, 2005. The Process of Inclusion or Exclusion […]

Ethics committee of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

Context: Recently, Mahua Moitra’s (MP, Lok Sabha) matter has been referred to Lok Sabha Ethics committee. She has been accused of accepting money to ask questions in the house. Background:  Purpose behind setting up of Ethics committees Comparison between Ethics committee of Rajya Sabha […]

Concerns about the govt.’s fact check unit

Context: Bombay High court has recently reserved its judgement on petitions challenging constitutionality of the Fact Check Unit established under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Amendment Rules, 2023 (IT Rules) in Kunal Kamra v. Union of India. Background: Concerns […]

Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology and Surrogacy in India

Context: Delhi High Court seeks an explanation from the Centre about the discrimination that emerges from the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act, 2021 and the Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021 which ban all forms of commercial surrogacy in India.  ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY (REGULATION) ACT, 2021 […]

Cannot legalise same-sex marriage: SC

Context: A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) refused to grant legal status to same-sex marriages.  Four key issues:  The judgement revolved around the four key questions:  Evolution of Rights for Homo-sexuals: Some key milestones: Key […]

Hurt by remarks of new Public Service Commission member, says Gehlot

Context: Recently Rajasthan government appointed 3 members in State Public Service Commission. Constitutional provisions: Appointment: Removal: (a) Being concerned or interested in any contract or agreement made by the Government of India or state. (b) Participates in any way in the profit of such […]

Analysis of Electoral Bond Scheme

Context: The Supreme Court said that it will hear petitions challenging the electoral bonds scheme on October 31. The 2018 scheme introduced instruments through which money could be donated to political parties in India. However, in April last year, the court had said it […]

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