India, Nepal and Bhutan Plan Task Force to Protect Wildlife

Headline : India, Nepal and Bhutan Plan Task Force to Protect Wildlife Details : The News The Governments of India, Nepal and Bhutan are considering having a joint task force for the Kanchenjunga Landscape, a trans-boundary region spread across Nepal, India and Bhutan. The joint task force would work for allowing free movement of wildlife across … Continue reading India, Nepal and Bhutan Plan Task Force to Protect Wildlife

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 India gets first witness protection scheme

Headline : India gets first witness protection scheme Details : The News The Supreme Court today approved the Centre's draft witness protection scheme   Background In 2003, Justice V Malimath Committee on criminal justice system had recommended enacting a separate witness protection law. In 2006, the Law Commission of India, in its 198th report, provided for … Continue reading  India gets first witness protection scheme

Why are farmers all over India on the streets?

Headline : Why are farmers all over India on the streets? Details : Why in news? Mass farmer protests have erupted across the country over the past few months from Maharashtra to Bengal, with the October march in Delhi leading to violent clashes with the police. Farm distress has been on top of the agenda for … Continue reading Why are farmers all over India on the streets?

Explain with examples the reformative impact of the age of enlightenment in Europe on the despotic rulers of that period. (15 marks)

 Explain with examples the reformative impact of the age of enlightenment in Europe on the despotic rulers of that period. (15 marks) Approach: Introduce with what is referred to as the Age of Enlightenment in Europe Explain how the rulers were influenced by the philosophy of Enlightenment – like Frederick the Great of Prussia, Catherine … Continue reading Explain with examples the reformative impact of the age of enlightenment in Europe on the despotic rulers of that period. (15 marks)

 Despite the consensus around the need for reforms, Indian prisons remain in a poor state as reflected in various issues including overcrowding and violation of prisoners’ rights. Discuss in light of the recently formed Amitava Roy committee. What measures must be taken to address this issue? (15 marks)

 Despite the consensus around the need for reforms, Indian prisons remain in a poor state as reflected in various issues including overcrowding and violation of prisoners' rights. Discuss in light of the recently formed Amitava Roy committee. What measures must be taken to address this issue? (15 marks) Approach: Introduce with the recent SC decision to … Continue reading  Despite the consensus around the need for reforms, Indian prisons remain in a poor state as reflected in various issues including overcrowding and violation of prisoners’ rights. Discuss in light of the recently formed Amitava Roy committee. What measures must be taken to address this issue? (15 marks)

Why a dam in Karnataka bothers Tamil Nadu

Headline : Why a dam in Karnataka bothers Tamil Nadu Details : Why in news? Recently, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami wrote to the Prime Minister urging him to stop the process of a feasibility study for the Mekedatu dam project in Karnataka.   About Mekedatu dam project Being set up by the Karnataka government, … Continue reading Why a dam in Karnataka bothers Tamil Nadu

Is the High Court’s power to issue writs wider than that of the Supreme Court of India? Examine. (10 marks)

Is the High Court’s power to issue writs wider than that of the Supreme Court of India? Examine. (10 marks) Approach: Introduce with the power of courts to issue writs under Article 32 and 226 Compare the writ jurisdictions of SC and HCs - wider jurisdiction of HC in some aspects and SC writ jurisdiction … Continue reading Is the High Court’s power to issue writs wider than that of the Supreme Court of India? Examine. (10 marks)