Governance
EC revokes Kamal Nath’s status as star campaigner - The Hindu -01/11/2020
2020-11-02 12:37

The Election Commission (EC) revoked the status of a Congress leader as a star campaigner for the party in the ongoing State Assembly by-polls. The r… Continue Reading

Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Goa best governed States: report - The Hindu -01/11/2020
2020-11-02 12:34

Public Affairs Centre (PAC): The Public Affairs Centre (PAC) is a not-for-profit research think tank situated in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It works at i… Continue Reading

New wage code bars bonus for those facing sex abuse charges- The Hindu -01/11/2020
2020-11-02 12:30

Owing to a provision in the Code on Wages, those indulging in sexual harassment of any form could run the risk of losing out on bonus dues from their … Continue Reading

‘Regulate extraction of minor minerals’ - The Hindu - 03/10/2020
2020-10-03 21:10

A Division Bench has directed the J&K administration to regulate the extraction of minor minerals from water bodies and set up an expert committee to … Continue Reading

Is one language enough? - The Hindu - 01/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:39

Official Languages Act 1963: There was widespread resistance to the imposition of Hindi on non-native speakers, especially in Tamil Nadu. This led… Continue Reading

Crimes against Scheduled Tribes saw 26% rise in 2019: NCRB report - The Hindu - 01/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:23

Crime in India report 2019 has been published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Crime against women: From 2018, the rate of crime aga… Continue Reading

Land acquisition order gifted govt. laxity: CJI - The Hindu - 29/09/2020
2020-09-30 20:55

Land Acquisition Judgement March 2020: In March 2020, a Constitution Bench, led by Justice Arun Mishra gave out a judgement on Section 24 on land a… Continue Reading

Tense LAC makes Ladakhi team call off election boycott - The Hindu - 28/09/2020
2020-09-29 09:28

The call for a boycott of the elections to the district autonomous councils in Ladakh has been withdrawn in the wake of the lurking danger on the Chin… Continue Reading

MCI replaced by National Medical Commission - The Hindu - 26-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:31

The Union Government has constituted the National Medical Commission (NMC). With this, the decades-old institution of the Medical Council of India (MC… Continue Reading

‘Sell enemy assets worth Rs.1 lakh crore’- The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-16 22:01

A part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister has suggested that India should look at selling enemy properties valued at o… Continue Reading

Foreign funds & NGOs - The Hindu -13-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:40

he licences of 13 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been suspended so far this year under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2… Continue Reading

Questions over FCRA nod for PM CARES- The Hindu -12-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:28

PM CARES Fund has received an exemption from FCRA although it does not seem to meet the precondition of being a body established and owned by the gove… Continue Reading

SAROD-Ports - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:49

Union Minister of State for Shipping launches ‘SAROD-Ports’ (Society for Affordable Redressal of Disputes – Ports). Objectives of SAROD-Por… Continue Reading

In blockchain voting, leave out the general election - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:51

The Election Commission of India has for a while now been toying with the idea of further digitising the electoral infrastructure of the country. In f… Continue Reading

NSO report shows stark digital divide affects education - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:19

NSO released the findings of the survey on household social consumption related to education, as part of the NSO’s 75th round, conducted from July 2… Continue Reading

40% children not fully vaccinated: NSO report - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:16

The ‘Health in India’ report by the National Statistical Organisation (NSO) has been published. The report is based on the 75th round of the Na… Continue Reading

A case for down-to-earth governance - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:08

Money as a factor in elections: 1. The issue of funding political parties and elections. 2. Money has become an important factor deciding the winn… Continue Reading

Empower the youth first - The Hindu - 08-09-2020
2020-09-11 07:57

Gross under-investment: The 2014 National Youth Policy (NYP) defines youth as persons between 15 and 29 years. According to this definition, the yo… Continue Reading

Govt. intervention in education policy should be minimal: PM - The Hindu - 08-09-2020
2020-09-10 22:22

The Prime Minister asserted that the government’s intervention in the education policy should be minimal. He said that the education policy and t… Continue Reading

Kerala tops in care for children -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:08

The ‘State of the Young Child’ in India report was launched by Mr. M. VENKAIAH NAIDU Two indices have been released as a part of the ‘State o… Continue Reading

Mission Karmayogi - PIB- 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:18

The Union Cabinet approved Mission Karmayogi for civil servants across India to help them meet the challenges of society. Mission Karmayogi: Mis… Continue Reading

Number of accidental deaths, suicides grew in 2019: NCRB - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:10

The number of suicide cases and accidental deaths registered an increase across the country last year from the 2018 figures. The suicide rate in citi… Continue Reading

Perils of prematurely imparted literacy - The Hindu -27/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:52

Inclusive Education: Inclusion is a theme of the Policy beyond technology as well. As per the Ministry, under NEP, efforts will be made to incenti… Continue Reading

Haryana has more water than Punjab-THE HINDU-22/08/2020
2020-08-25 16:24

Punjab’s viewpoint on the issue of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, given Punjab’s critical groundwater situation. Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) … Continue Reading

Swachh Survekshan 2020 -THE HINDU- 21-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:25

Indore wins cleanest city title again For the fourth year in a row, Indore has been ranked the cleanest city in the country, according to the Swach… Continue Reading

Govt. to set up National Recruitment Agency - 20-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:17

National Recruitment Agency (NRA) was created for conducting a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for various government jobs. Initially, three of the o… Continue Reading

ARIIA 2020- PIB- 20 AUG'2020
2020-08-20 21:52

Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 IIT- Madras has topped the ARIIA 2020 under the ‘Best Centrally Funded Insti… Continue Reading

MoCA set up Investment Clearance Cell for Assistance & Clearance -THE HINDU-22-07-2020
2020-07-23 09:36

Context: MoCA set up Investment Clearance Cell for Assistance & Clearance of Proposals in Aviation Sector; Headed by Amber Dubey. Details: *The … Continue Reading

UN’s Global Multidimensional Poverty Index-THE HINUD-20-07-2020
2020-07-21 08:28

Context: UN’s Global Multidimensional Poverty Index: India Record Largest Reduction in Number of People Living in Poverty. Details: *273 milli… Continue Reading

NTPC signs MoU with NIIF -THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 08:39

Context:NTPC signs MoU with NIIF to Explore Business Opportunities in Renewable Energy in India. Details: *NTPC Ltd has recently entered into a… Continue Reading

NTPC signs MoU with NIIF -THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 08:23

Context:NTPC signs MoU with NIIF to Explore Business Opportunities in Renewable Energy in India. Details: *NTPC Ltd has recently entered into a… Continue Reading

NTPC signs MoU with NIIF -THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 08:17

Context:NTPC signs MoU with NIIF to Explore Business Opportunities in Renewable Energy in India. Details: *NTPC Ltd has recently entered into a… Continue Reading

World’s 2nd Largest & Asia’s Largest Data Centre-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 17:31

Context: Maharashtra CM, Uddhav Thackeray E-Inaugurates NM1, Yotta Data Centre Near Mumbai World’s 2nd Largest & Asia’s Largest Data Centre. De… Continue Reading

Indian Railways Sets up Solar Plant in Bina, MP-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 10:27

Context: Indian Railways Sets up Solar Plant in Bina, MP & Becomes the 1st Organization in the World to Directly Supply Power to Railway Overhead Line… Continue Reading

1.4 lakh families reach MGNREGA’s annual work limit-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 10:12

Context: Amid demand surge, 1.4 lakh families have reached annual MGNREGA work limit. Details: * 1.4 lakh poor rural households have already com… Continue Reading

1.4 lakh families reach MGNREGA’s annual work limit-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 09:49

Context: Amid demand surge, 1.4 lakh families have reached annual MGNREGA work limit. Details: * 1.4 lakh poor rural households have already com… Continue Reading

President Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurates Dharma Chakra Day -THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:53

Context:President Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurates Dharma Chakra Day 2020 Celebrations On July 4. Details: *July 4 , 2020, President of India Shri Ra… Continue Reading

Committee for reform in criminal law headed by Ranbir Singh-THE HNDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:17

Context: Committee for reform in criminal law headed by Ranbir Singh to start online consultation from July 4, 2020: MHA. Details: *The Ministry… Continue Reading

Indian marine fish landings rose 2.1% to 3.56mt in 2019: CMFRI,Tamil Nadu tops-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:05

Context: Indian marine fish landings rose 2.1% to 3.56mt in 2019: CMFRI,Tamil Nadu tops . Details: *In accordance with the report “Annual Mari… Continue Reading

Social bubbles-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:50

Details: Social bubbles: Micro-communities that could contain spread of Covid-19. Research published by the London School of Economics and Polit… Continue Reading

Shah Faesal, 2 PDP leaders released-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 05:06

Details: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday released former IAS officer and J&K People’s Movement (JKPM) party leader Shah Faesal … Continue Reading

Don’t charge migrants bus or train fare, says SC-THE HINDU-29-05-2020
2020-05-30 09:39

Details: A large number of migrant workers are still seen proceeding on foot to different places”. When Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta wondered a… Continue Reading

Failing to perform as a constitutional court-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 06:03

Details: Every day, we hear of migrant labourers walking hundreds of miles, many dying in the process. I refer here to the Supreme Court, which has… Continue Reading

New scheme for Chhattisgarh farmers-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:06

Details: In the first instalment, Rs.1,500 crore would be distributed among 18 lakh farmers, more than 80% of them small and marginal, Chief Minist… Continue Reading

J&K notifies rules for domicile certificates-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:44

Details: The J&K administration on Monday notified the J&K grant of domicile certificate procedure rules 2020 and set a fast track process in motio… Continue Reading

Centre notifies Karnataka judge’s appointment-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:33

Details: The Ministry of Law and Justice on Monday notified the appointment P. Krishna Bhat as an additional judge of the Karnataka High Court, alm… Continue Reading

Farm gate in focus-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:52

Details: The Centre’s objective of using the COVID-19 crisis to usher in an Atmanirbhar Bharat saw Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman focus Frid… Continue Reading

Over 42,000 undertrials released-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:34

Details: It said the highest number of undertrial prisoners released was 9,977 in Uttar Pradesh, followed by 5,460 in Rajasthan and 4,547 in Tamil … Continue Reading

TASMAC tribulations-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 23:21

Details: Faced with dwindling revenue due to the stagnation in economic activity since the national lockdown began, States are desperate to raise m… Continue Reading

NEET is not student-friendly, merit-promoting-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 23:08

Details: In such States institutions of higher learning controlled and managed by governmental agencies act like mercenaries, promote the political… Continue Reading

SC relief for firms unable to pay full wages during lockdown-THE HJINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:56

Details: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government not to resort to any coercive action against private companies who have not paid their wo… Continue Reading

Rs.3,100 crore from PM CARES allocated for COVID-19 relief-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:41

Details: The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, better known as PM CARES, will allocate Rs.3,100 crore … Continue Reading

Legal but not appropriate-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:49

Details: Over the last few days, many States have made changes to their labour laws. Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab have extended the maxim… Continue Reading

Equal freedom and forced labour-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:45

Details: Soon after Independence, while the Constitution of a free India was being drafted, Dr. Ambedkar, the chairperson of the Drafting Committee… Continue Reading

India needs to enact a COVID-19 law-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 14:27

Details: The nationwide lockdown has been central to the government’s strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. While the lockdown has helped con… Continue Reading

It’s time for a virtual judiciary-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:14

Details: During the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, it has become clear that many activities can simply be done onli… Continue Reading

‘Darbar Move’ burdens exchequer, says J&K HC-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:16

Details: We defer this task to the best wisdom of those on whom the Constitution of India bestows this duty. Let the Secretary, Ministry of Home Af… Continue Reading

MPLADS, its suspension, and why it must go-THE HINDU-05-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:17

Details: Under the scheme, each Member of Parliament “has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for works to the tune of Rs.5 crores pe… Continue Reading

Centre drafts new rules for satellite TV channels-THE HINDU-
2020-05-06 19:25

Details: To overhaul it’s nine year-old uplink and downlink policy for private satellite TV channels, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry h… Continue Reading

Use Aarogya Setu app: Centre to staff-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:59

Details: The State government wants to meet the target of 50 lakh downloads of the Centre’s app Following instructions by the State’s Informat… Continue Reading

Privacy concerns during a pandemic-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:39

Details: ” Justice Khanna was not speaking about the crushing of freedom at the point of a bayonet. He was concerned, rather, about situations wh… Continue Reading

Kerala HC stays State govt. order on salary deferment-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:17

Details: The government had said the State government employees’ salary for six days every month would be deducted for the next five months. The … Continue Reading

Virtual, yet open-THE HINDU-28-04-2020.
2020-04-29 07:03

Details: Amidst the national lockdown, the Supreme Court and several other courts have been holding virtual proceedings. A question of concern to t… Continue Reading

Virtual methods, technologies should become the norm at all levels of judiciary-THE HINDU-25-04-2020
2020-04-26 09:18

Details: If every adversity presents an opportunity and every cloud has a silver lining, then the COVID-19 pandemic is the time to bring in innovat… Continue Reading

The village is still relevant-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-24 11:35

Details: The upheaval caused by the novel coronavirus should inspire a review of past choices and policies. When several States decided to stop giv… Continue Reading

Cabinet approves Rs.15,000-cr. Package- THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:44

Details: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Rs15,000-crore investment package for the COVID-19 emergency response and health system prepared… Continue Reading

Implement Aarogya Setu, but only through law-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 11:17

Details: The threat of COVID-19, however, will continue. This will lead to a fundamental transformation in the role of the state in regulating soci… Continue Reading

A virus, social democracy, and dividends for Kerala-THE HINDU-18-04-2020
2020-04-19 14:28

Details: Kerala’s much heralded success in social development has invited endless theories of its cultural, historical or geographical exceptiona… Continue Reading

Stress test: On revised lockdown guidelines-THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 12:20

Details: A partial reopening of the economy is being proposed, but a lot will depend on the extent of success in containing the spread of the COVID… Continue Reading

Halting the march of rumours -THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:51

Details: The anatomy of rumours: Not all rumours are pernicious. For a start, a rumour is an untested piece of information, opinion, report or s… Continue Reading

Accessing justice online-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 07:57

Details: With Indian courts too under a lockdown for three weeks , citizens have severely restricted access to justice for this period. However, th… Continue Reading

NSA invoked against four for attacking policeman-THE HINDU-10-04-2020
2020-04-11 08:52

Details: The incident happened in Indore: “We have arrested six of the accused and the law has been invoked against four,” said Vivek Sharma… Continue Reading

For better use: On MPLADS funds-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:23

Details: The suspension of the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme for two years to boost the funding available for the COVID-19 fi… Continue Reading

Govt. shifts to ‘large outbreak containment’-THE HINDU-07-04-2020
2020-04-08 11:17

Details: With just over a week left of the 21-day coronavirus containment lockdown, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday that India has now ste… Continue Reading

Empowered group joins forces with private sector, UN & NGOs-THE HINDU-06-04-2020
2020-04-07 09:56

Details: The government on Sunday said it set up an empowered group, chaired by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, to undertake discussions with the priv… Continue Reading

Home Ministry wakes up to Tabligh event- THE HINDU-02-04-2020
2020-04-03 10:13

Details: As many as 360 foreigners were deported from Delhi in 2018-19 for reportedly indulging in “missionary activities” while they were here… Continue Reading

Lockdown and beyond-THE HINDU-24-03-2020
2020-03-25 02:47

Details: India has responded to the spectre of large-scale transmission of the novel coronavirus and the unprecedented public health catastrophe it… Continue Reading

‘Over 40% govt. schools don’t have power, playgrounds’-THE HINDU-09-03-2020
2020-03-09 21:18

Details: Almost half of government schools in the country don’t have any electricity or playgrounds, according to a parliamentary panel on educat… Continue Reading

Assess crop damage due to hailstorm, U.P. Minister tells officers-THE HINDU-08-03-2020
2020-03-09 08:56

Details: Shahi said, “The department officials must ensure that a survey is conducted to ascertain the extent of loss in terms of crops by the fa… Continue Reading

Centre cannot brand organisations ‘political’: SC-THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-07 23:08

Details: ‘It can’t be deprived of foreign funds for using legitimate forms of dissent’. The Central government cannot brand an organisatio… Continue Reading

Centre cannot brand organisations ‘political’: SC-THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-07 22:34

Details: ‘It can’t be deprived of foreign funds for using legitimate forms of dissent’. The Central government cannot brand an organisatio… Continue Reading

National interlinking of Rivers Authority -THE HINDU-05-03-2020
2020-03-06 13:45

Detail: The proposal for an apex body on river linking has been under discussion for the past 18 months. However, the official said that as of now,… Continue Reading

Centre yet to notify CVC, CIC appointments-THE HINDU-04-03-2020
2020-03-05 22:12

Details: Two weeks after a high-power committee , chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, selected the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner and the Ch… Continue Reading

Still no finality, the third time round- THE HINDU - 27/02/2020
2020-02-27 21:22

The new Bodo Accord promises more legislative, executive and administrative autonomy under the Sixth Schedule to Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) an… Continue Reading

UKIERI-UGC Higher Education Leadership Development Programme - PIB- 26/02/2020
2020-02-27 14:31

Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal launched the “Higher Education Leadership Development Programme for Admini… Continue Reading

Assam Accord Clause 6: Panel submits report to Chief Minister- THE HINDU - 26/02/2020
2020-02-27 08:30

The high-power committee has submitted its report to the Chief Minister. Clause 6 of the Assam Accord: Clause 6 envisages constitutional, legisl… Continue Reading

National Organic Food Festival for women entrepreneurs- THE HINDU - 22/02/2020
2020-02-23 11:04

Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Union Minister of Women and Child Development inaugurated National Organic Food Festival for w… Continue Reading

VIVAD SE VISHWAS-THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-19 11:26

1. This bill has passed in Union cabinet to solve all the pending cases that have been registered in various tribunals like the Commissioner (Appeals)… Continue Reading

Khilonjias of Assam-THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-19 09:44

GS Paper - 2 Government Policies & Interventions The ethnic communities of Assam are opposing to include non-tribal communities in the group of … Continue Reading

Madhya Pradesh grapples with spiralling neonatal deaths-THE HINDU-17-02-2020
2020-02-17 20:46

News: 5% against the total admissions to government-run sick newborn care units in the past three years across the country, a rate ominously spiral… Continue Reading

When can a judge opt out of a case?-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 23:28

News: The case was finally heard by another bench. Recusal usually takes place when a judge has a conflict of interest or has a prior association w… Continue Reading

Why have LPG prices seen a sharp rise?-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 23:14

News: 50 in Delhi, at Rs.858. In January 2020, a non-subsidised LPG cylinder cost Rs.714 in Delhi. The recent price hike has been the sharpest sinc… Continue Reading

Radio aids revival of dying tribal language-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 22:05

News: Tucked away in the hills of Jharkhand’s Latehar district, Asur, a particularly vulnerable tribal group, may not have access to good road or… Continue Reading

New Policy to be rolled out by mid -THE HINDU-15-02-2020
2020-02-15 22:16

News: The Central Government is expected to roll out a Textile Policy by the middle of this year, according to Ravi Capoor, Secretary of the Union … Continue Reading

EU for swift end to all curbs in Kashmir-THE HINDU-15-02-2020
2020-02-15 21:13

News: A team of 25 European diplomats visited Kashmir and Jammu on Feb. The European Union has called for swift removal of communication and pol… Continue Reading

Should women be given command posts in the Army?- EDITORIAL-THE HINDU-14-02-2020
2020-02-15 16:48

Details: Last week, in response to an ongoing hearing in the Supreme Court on permanent commission for women officers, the government cited “phys… Continue Reading

Managing perceptions: On envoys visit to J&K-THE HINDU14-02-2020
2020-02-15 16:24

News: The Centre’s decision to take another group of envoys on a guided tour of Jammu and Kashmir , and the stated hope of the Ministry of Extern… Continue Reading

Riding on data for mobility-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 21:57

News: The digital revolution has made interactions between humans and machines, and among citizens, governments and businesses, seamless and effici… Continue Reading

Union Cabinet clears Bill to regulate pesticide business-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 21:05

News: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Pesticides Management Bill, 2020, which, the government claims, will regulate the business of pes… Continue Reading

Plan to cut Mumbai-Delhi travel time to 12 hours-THE HINDU -13-02-2020
2020-02-13 20:31

News: The Western Railway would be executing works worth Rs.4,011 crore to convert the Mumbai-Delhi line into a semi-high speed corridor allowing t… Continue Reading

Safeguarding the Delta- THE HINDU- 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:35

News: The move for a protected agriculture zone in T.N. favours food security over energy greed. Protected Special Agriculture Zone: By Annou… Continue Reading

Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 22:10

According to Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power: Victims “Victims” means persons who, indivi… Continue Reading

Country’s first ‘darknet’ narcotics operative held- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 22:08

News: The Narcotics Control Bureau, the central anti-narcotics agency, has stated that it has arrested the country’s first ‘darknet’ narcotic… Continue Reading

Women Army officers criticise Centre’s note- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 17:39

Serving women officers in the Army have condemned the Centre’s written note in the Supreme Court, which said they were physically weaker than men an… Continue Reading

Upholding the fairness of the sentencing process- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - MAINS
2020-02-09 16:44

Introduction This article examines the way in which open conclusion and “society’s cry for justice” have played a colossal part within the se… Continue Reading

Panel suggests steps to curb child porn- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 15:31

Context: A parliamentary panel has recommended a code of conduct for Internet service providers (ISPs) and strengthening the National Commission fo… Continue Reading

India slips to 40th rank on GIPC’s 8th IIP Index-PIB-06-02-2020
2020-02-06 22:03

News: The U.S.(United States) Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) has released the 8th edition of International Intellec… Continue Reading

Only 7 in 100 anganwadi beneficiaries are in cities-PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:21

Context: According to the government’s response to a Right to Information (RTI) query, for every 100 anganwadi beneficiaries in the country, only… Continue Reading

Global Go To Think Tank Index-INDIAN EXPRESS-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:53

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) was placed No. 16 among 2019’s ‘top environment policy think tanks’ of the world in Global Go To Think … Continue Reading

Portal Santusht-PIB-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:35

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level : Portal Santusht Mains level : Labour reforms initiative • ‘Santusht’ – Implementation Monitor… Continue Reading

APEDA-CFTRI Sign MoU-PIB-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 09:23

Mains Paper 2: National Prelims level : APEDA-CFTRI Mains level : Mou between APEDA-CFTRI • A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was sign… Continue Reading

Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS)-INDIAN EXPRESS-03-02-2020
2020-02-04 12:19

News: • The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police has registered an FIR against Yash Raj Films (YRF) Pvt Ltd for alleged criminal bre… Continue Reading

National Institute of Sowa-Rigpa-THE HINDU-03-02-2020
2020-02-04 12:13

News: • The Union Cabinet approved the establishment of the National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa in Leh, Union Territory of Ladakh. Key highligh… Continue Reading

Assembly has its rights: Kerala Chief Minister-THE HINDU-01-02-2020
2020-02-01 22:23

News: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday responded to a Rajya Sabha member filing a petition to initiate a breach of privileges an… Continue Reading

Missing person to generate NOC-PIB-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 09:00

News: • National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) launched two Police related Citizen centric services on Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (C… Continue Reading

Data on Police Organizations 2019-PIB-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:52

Context: • The Union Home Minister released the Data on Police Organizations 2019. Details: • The Data on Police Organizations is the fla… Continue Reading

Karnataka anti-superstition Law-THE HINDU-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:45

News: • A controversial anti-superstition law in Karnataka, the Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Ac… Continue Reading

NITI AAYOG Aspirational Dist. Ranking Released-30-01-2020
2020-01-30 21:33

News: The NITI Aayog released the ranking of Aspirational Districts of the country for the month of December 2019. The ranking is released every mo… Continue Reading

Transparency International- Assam tops in Budget formulation
2020-01-30 21:06

According to the survey conducted by Transparency International, Assam tops in terms of budget formulation followed by Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The … Continue Reading

The many problems of delayed data- THE HINDU-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 08:40

News: After a delay of two years, the National Crime Records Bureau has published the annual crime against women in India Report 2017. But, NCRB is… Continue Reading

Reservation of PWD- THE HINDU
2020-01-27 15:32

• A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court has granted relief to persons with disabilities across the country by allowing reservation in promotion i… Continue Reading

Eminent Women in UNIV- PIB
2020-01-27 15:28

• On the occasion of National Girl Child Day (January 24), the Ministry of Women and Child Development announced to set up ten Chairs in different f… Continue Reading

National Voters' Day- PIB
2020-01-27 15:27

• The 10th National Voters’ Day has been celebrated on 25th Jan . • The theme this year is ‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy’. … Continue Reading

The enemies of writing-THE HINDU-27-01-2020
2020-01-27 15:19

New fears among repatriates: They are victims of policies adopted by the Governments of Sri Lanka and India. The report documents not only the unce… Continue Reading

"WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA" -THE HINDU-27-01-2020
2020-01-27 15:10

Republic Day The Preamble to the Constitution, little invoked till the Kesavananda Bharati v/s State of KERLA(1973) gave a new lease of life by thi… Continue Reading

At the heart of the Republic-THE HINDU-27-01-2020
2020-01-27 14:57

India’s Republican heart fares well and beats to love, confidence and liberty. India has never prescribed or prosecuted opinion or faith and our phi… Continue Reading

The 4-phases of constitutional interpretation-THE HINDU-27-01-2020
2020-01-27 14:46

The Constitution of India came into force 70 years ago, on January 26, 1950. Republic Day, especially this year, therefore provides us an opportunity … Continue Reading

Justice for Rohingya- THE HINDU- 25-01-2020
2020-01-25 19:26

The unanimous ruling of the International Court of Justice , on Thursday, on the prevention of alleged acts of genocide against Rohingya Muslims has f… Continue Reading

SC stays NCLT order in TATA case- THE HINDU- 25-01-2020
2020-01-25 15:36

The NCLAT had made scathing comments in the judgment about the RoC for altering the certificate of incorporation to facilitate the “purported conver… Continue Reading

Cane Farmers flag Brazil's WTO case against India- THE HINDU- 25-01-2020
2020-01-25 14:53

News: In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers Movements noted that “the Brazilian government, u… Continue Reading

Global corruption perception index- THE HINDU-24-01-2020
2020-01-24 21:14

Abstract: India’s ranking in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI-2019) by Transparency International has slipped from 78 to 80. Its score of 4… Continue Reading

Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)- THE HINDU- 15-01-2020
2020-01-15 20:02

News: The draft NEP (National Education Policy) document points out that close to five crore children currently in elementary school do not have fo… Continue Reading

Kerala files suit against CAA-THE HINDU-15-01-2020
2020-01-15 20:00

Context: Kerala became the first State to join citizens across the country’s spectrum to challenge the constitutionality of the Citizenship (Amen… Continue Reading

Different feathers but a political flocking together- THE HINDU- EDITORIAL- 14-01-2020
2020-01-14 15:32

News: In Maharashtra, the three-party coalition government, of the Shiv Sena, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party , under the leadershi… Continue Reading

Sparkling people, a spiritless opposition- THE HINDU- 14-01-2020
2020-01-14 15:31

News: The most striking thing on the JMI wall is the national flag, hundreds of which are strung together in such a way that the tricolour runs par… Continue Reading

Unhelpful Combativeness- THE HINDU-EDITORIAL-14-01-2020
2020-01-14 15:13

News: The CAA introduces a religious test in classifying victims of persecution, and granting them citizenship in a secular republic. The one stran… Continue Reading

Supreme Court not to review Sabarimala case, to examine ‘larger issues- THE HINDU-14-01-2020
2020-01-14 13:15

Abstract: Sabarimala women entry Detail: Bench not to go into legality of issues such as the practice of polygamy and ‘nikah-halala’ in I… Continue Reading

Eloquently reticent-Editorial-The Hindu-11-01-2020
2020-01-11 23:31

Abstract : The SC verdict on the restrictions has some important takeaways. Overview : Following the abrogation of the special status of the … Continue Reading

Nirbhaya Case: Two convicts file curative pleas-The Hindu-10-01-2020
2020-01-11 00:30

Abstract: Another death row convict in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, Mukesh Singh has filed the curative petition in the Supreme Court in… Continue Reading

The Indian Constitution’s unitary tilt-The Hindu -Editorial-09-01-2020
2020-01-10 00:40

Context The Centre-State conflict over CAA in some places may lead to a fresh debate on the federal question. State governments occupied by oppo… Continue Reading

It is up to States to provide 10% EWS quota: Centre-The Hindu-08-01-2020
2020-01-08 19:50

Abstract: The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that it would be the States’ prerogative to provide 10% economic reservation in government jo… Continue Reading

PM attends the centenary celebrations of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd.-PIB- 06-01-2020
2020-01-06 22:36

Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi graced the centenary celebrations of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. (KBL) organised in New Delhi today. Prime Minister rel… Continue Reading

Defying the legalisation of the unjustifiable- THE HINDU-EDITORIAL-04-01-2020
2020-01-04 20:07

Trying to repair the damage while pushing ahead with their divisive agenda, the regime’s spokespersons have repeatedly asserted that the recently ap… Continue Reading

A weak test: On Swachh ranking of cities- -The Hindu-Editorial- 03-01-2020
2020-01-03 18:44

Introduction Sanitation and public health are responsibilities of State governments and the States have failed at managing growing volumes of munic… Continue Reading

Clogged courts- The Tribune -03-01-2020
2020-01-03 13:08

Literacy brings with it an awakened and more aware citizenry; People cognisant of their rights; and the aggrieved knocking the doors of the courts… Continue Reading

The need for a single energy ministry- The Hindu - OP-ED - 02-01-2020
2020-01-02 22:28

News: India’s energy sector is currently governed by a multitude of regulators including five different ministries. Petroleum and natural gas,… Continue Reading

No documents need to be produced for NPR: MHA--The Hindu- 02-01-2020
2020-01-02 21:42

Context: The Union Home Ministry has clarified that no person needs to submit any documents during the house-­to-­house survey for updating the N… Continue Reading

Guarantee Internet rights--The Hindu-31-12-2019-Page-11
2019-12-31 23:06

Context: The Software Freedom Law Centre data notes that there have been more than a 100 Internet shutdowns in different parts of India in 2019. … Continue Reading

‘Opposing voices can’t be muzzled by force’--The Hindu-31-12-2019-Page-13
2019-12-31 22:43

Context: The crackdown by law enforcement authorities against protesters opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citi… Continue Reading

SDG India Index 2019
2019-12-31 14:39

News: NITI Aayog has released its latest SDG India Index 2019, which assesses each state and Union Territory’s achievement on 16 sustainable develo… Continue Reading

Rabi Crops Sowing area increases by 35.9 Lakh Hectare-PIB-31-12-2019
2019-12-31 11:42

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 27th December, 2019 stands at 571.84 lakh hectares as … Continue Reading

Year End Review of Ministry of Tribal Affairs-PIB-31-12-2019
2019-12-31 11:26

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is the nodal Ministry for overall policy, planning and coordination of programmes for development of ST’s. * This … Continue Reading

‘CAA is perfectly legal and Constitutional, does not relate to any Indian’--The Hindu-30-12-2019
2019-12-30 16:24

News: Law Minister’s statement on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the protests against it. Details: Article 246 Under Article … Continue Reading

No legal rules framed yet for NRC: Ravi Shankar Prasad-The Hindu-30-12-2019
2019-12-30 16:21

News: Hidden elements have joined hands to escalate the violence around the protests. In Uttar Pradesh, that is what happened, and the Internet had… Continue Reading

Compulsory renewal of OCI cards goes-The Hindu- 28-12-2019, Page-12
2019-12-28 20:49

News * OCI cardholders are given benefits on a par with non-Resident Indians in financial, economic and educational fields, except in the acquisiti… Continue Reading

Centre promises free Wi-Fi to 48,000 villages till March 2020-The Hindu-(PG-)-26-12-2019
2019-12-26 20:15

Context: In order to promote the uptake of the Internet in rural areas, the government has promised free Wi-Fi to about 48,000 villages, which are … Continue Reading

Government employees warned against political posts-The Hindu-(PG-13)-26-12-2019
2019-12-26 20:13

Context: A number of government employees have been sharing political posts on social media platforms in the backdrop of contentious issues such as… Continue Reading

IPC law on suicide is redundant, says expert-The Hindu-(PG-9)-26-12-2019
2019-12-26 20:02

Context: A national strategy for suicide prevention is under discussion at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Psychiatrist Lakshmi Vijay… Continue Reading

Railway Board revamp will see cut in strength-The Hindu-(PG-12)-25-12-2019
2019-12-25 21:12

Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the restructuring of the Railway Board. Details: The Union Cabinet approved the restructuring of the … Continue Reading

Is govt. right in denying NPR-NRC link?-The Hindu-(PG-12)-25-12-2019
2019-12-25 21:00

Context: Union cabinet’s approval for the National Population Register. Details: The link between NPR and NRC: Section 14A of the C… Continue Reading

NPR data was first collected in 2010-The Hindu-(PG-12)-25-12-2019
2019-12-25 20:58

Context: Union cabinet’s approval for the National Population Register. Background: The data for the National Population Register (NPR… Continue Reading

‘Road fatalities high among young men’-The Hindu (PG-09)-24-12-2019
2019-12-24 19:35

Road injury was the leading cause of death in India among 15 to 39-year-old men in 2017 and was the second leading cause for both sexes combined, acco… Continue Reading

Aadhaar to be made mandatory for GST -The Hindu - (PG-15) -24-12-2019
2019-12-24 19:30

With 66.79 lakh new dealers registered under the Goods and Service Tax contributing just 15% of the total revenue under the tax regime, the GST Networ… Continue Reading

Manual Scavenging left 282 dead since 2016
2019-12-23 15:22

Context : The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment said in a response to a question in Rajya Sabha that "282 people have died while cleanin… Continue Reading