Who are the 19 lakh excluded from Assam NRC, and what next for them?

Headline : Who are the 19 lakh excluded from Assam NRC, and what next for them? Details : In News: The recently published final list of people in updated National Register of Citizen (NRC) has stripped nearly 19 lakh people in the north-eastern state of Assam of their citizenship. About: NRC The NRC for a stateContinue reading “Who are the 19 lakh excluded from Assam NRC, and what next for them?”

Polity & Governance : People’s Plan Campaign, also known as Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas

Headline : Coming, digital push to Gram Panchayats Details : In News: The Union government has decided to start People’s Plan Campaign, also known as Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas in September, after consultations with the representatives of 16 key ministries. Earlier, from October to December, 2018, the government conducted a similar exercise in 2.48 lakh Gram Panchayats (GPs) across theContinue reading “Polity & Governance : People’s Plan Campaign, also known as Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas”

India and Global Innovation Index

Headline : India rises in global innovation ranking Details : The News India has jumped five places to rank 52 in the Global Innovation Index 2019 (GII). The GII is a global benchmark that helps policy makers better understand how to stimulate and measure innovative activity, a main driver of economic and social development.   NewsContinue reading “India and Global Innovation Index”

SC reserves verdict on changes to SC/ST law

Headline : SC reserves verdict on changes to SC/ST law Details : The News Recently, the Supreme Court has reserved its judgment on a batch of petitions challenging the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act of 2018.   The Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 Objective: to prevent atrocitiesContinue reading “SC reserves verdict on changes to SC/ST law”

In Brief: Sedition, Defamation, AFSPA laws: Should repeal or amend

Headline : Sedition, Defamation, AFSPA laws that Congress wants to repeal or amend Details : The news A national party has released its manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in which it promised to repeal or amend laws related to Sedition, Defamation and AFSPA, if they come to the power.  General information about the lawsContinue reading “In Brief: Sedition, Defamation, AFSPA laws: Should repeal or amend”

Ensuring access to justice Editorial 2nd Apr’19 TheHindu

Headline : Ensuring access to justice Editorial 2nd Apr’19 TheHindu Details :  Justice system in India is not accessible to many: The justice system in any democracy is set up, under the Constitution to serve the public, and judges are supposed to act without “fear or favour, affection or ill-will”. However, judges through lack of prescience, and manyContinue reading “Ensuring access to justice Editorial 2nd Apr’19 TheHindu”

In Brief: Money Bill , Finance Bill , It’s comparison and Authority over Bills

Headline : Finance Bill, 2017 certified as Money Bill by Speaker, court can’t interfere: Centre to SC Details : News Summary A batch of petitions were filed in the Supreme Court challenging that the passing of Finance Act, 2017 as a Money Bill was a “colourable exercise of power and a fraud on the Constitution.” ArgumentsContinue reading “In Brief: Money Bill , Finance Bill , It’s comparison and Authority over Bills”

Who are the Dhangars of Maharashtra, and why do they want ST status?

Headline : Who are the Dhangars of Maharashtra, and why do they want ST status? Details : Why in news? Recently, Maharashtra has announced extension of all social welfare schemes available to Scheduled Tribes to the Dhangar community of the state.   Who are the Dhangars? The Dhangars are shepherd community, living mostly in Western MaharashtraContinue reading “Who are the Dhangars of Maharashtra, and why do they want ST status?”

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)

What is the aim of the programme ‘PMGDISHA’? (a) A programme for empowerment of rural destitute women by providing them source of livelihood. (b) To make 6 Crore rural households digitally literate by March 2019. (c) It aims to provide Digital education to the rural children in the age group of 7 14 years throughContinue reading “Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)”

Everything about Project Size by NIFT

Indian launched a project named Size India to get its own sizing standards after following the size code of European countries or the US. News Summary Project Size India A project is to be launched to scan and measure thousands of men and women in the age group of 15-65 years to come up withContinue reading “Everything about Project Size by NIFT”