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Ordinance making power and role of judiciary

Article 123 of the Constitution grants the President certain law making powers to promulgate Ordinances when either of the two Houses of Parliament is not in session and hence it is not possible to enact laws in the Parliament.

Newborn child trafficking racket in India

Human trafficking is often referred to as the modern day equivalent of slavery. Both slavery and human trafficking are moral wrongs.

CHINA'S DAMS & REGIONAL SECURITY IMPLICATIONS

One of the characteristics of China’s ‘peaceful rise’ has been its endeavour to control environment, demonstrated mainly by its dam-building policy.

UNDER-TRIAL PRISONERS

The term ‘Under-trial’ denotes an unconvicted prisoner i.e. one who has been detained in prison during the period of investigation.

CHINA PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR (CPEC)

In 2013, China and Pakistan announced plans to construct an economic corridor to connect Uygur Autonomous Region with the southwestern Pakistani port of Gwadar.

Drugs Menace in India

Drug abuse is a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others.

India’s Africa Policy

India has had centuries-old connections with Africa with brisk travel and trade across the Indian Ocean, colonial linkages and ties forged in the post-colonial days of South-South cooperation and Third World solidarity.

DAM AND IT’S IMPACT

Recently Narmada Control Authority (NCA) has cleared the final raising of Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) in Gujarat.

LOAN WAIVER: NOT A SOLUTION FOR AGRICULTURE ISSUES

In recent state elections in UP winning political party had made a promise to waive farm loan. This has raised farmers expectation in other states as well, especially poll bounded .

MANUAL SCAVENGING

The practice of manual cleaning of sewers without safety equipments is not only violation of the laws of the land but reflects the inhuman attitude towards certain sections of society.

Delegated legislation

 WHAT IS DELEGATED LEGISLATION? Delegated legislation (also referred to as secondary legislation or subordinate legislation) is law made by an executive authority under powers given to them by pri

FAQ on FIR

What is an FIR? First Information Report (FIR) is a written document prepared by the police when they receive information about the commission of a cognizable offence. It is a report of information

FAQ on Teacher’s day

Why is it celebrated? Teacher's Day is celebrated on the 5th of September in India since 1962 to celebrate the birthday of former president Professor Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. About Sarvepalli R

Ahmedabad: World Heritage City

Context: Ahmedabad has became the first Indian city to earn the World Heritage City tag from UNESCO, beating New Delhi and Mumbai for the title in the process. About Ahmedabad: The city wa

SHARADA PRASAD COMMITTEE ON SKILL COUNCILS

   Introduction Ministry of Skill Development has constituted Sharada Prasad Committee to Review the Functioning of Sector Skill Councils. Objective: In order to ensure convergen

UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME

UBI is based on the idea that everybody should be given a basic minimum income as an entitlement and not as compensation for work, which shall be directly cash transferred to the eligible beneficiarie

RADHAKRISHNA COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURAL INDEBTEDNESS

Introduction • The issue of farmers suicides is a burning one- one that has forced the central and state governments to offer relief packages for the affected. The Radhakrishna Committee was consti

BIMSTEC at 20

Context On June 06, 2017 the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) completed 20 years of its establishment. Comprising of Bangladesh, India, Mya

NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL RANKING FRAMEWORK (NIRF)

Overview of NIRF • MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) has released Ranking System Framework for Higher Educational Institutions of India. This is the first time that a reliable, transpar

OVERVIEW OF LAND DEGRADATION AND DESERTIFICATION

Meaning of desertification What is it not? Desertification is not the natural expansion of existing deserts. What is it not? Instead it is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid, and dry

‘Adopt a Heritage’ Project

On the occasion of “World Tourism Day” which is celebrated on September 27 annually, government of India has launched “Adopt a Heritage” project.

Smog and its impact

Smog is a mixture of air pollutants—nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds—that combine with sunlight to form ozone.

Ease of Doing Business Index

‘Ease of doing business’ refers to the regulatory environment in a country to set up and operate a business.

Project LIFE- MGNREGA

The objective of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 aims at building sustainable livelihoods for the rural households.

Initiative for development of science

"IRIS is the “Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science” (IRIS) is a research based science initiative for students.

Graded plan to combat air pollution

Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today. Diseases caused by pollution were responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths in 2015—16% of all deaths worldwide— three times more deaths than from AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined and 15 times more than from all wars and other forms of violence. In the most severely affected countries, pollution-related disease is responsible for more than one death in four.

Water management index

The annual precipitation including snowfall, which is the main source of water in India, is about 4000 billion cubic meters (BCM). However, the average annual rainfall varies considerably from one region of the country to another.

Swatchch Bharat Abhiyan Gramin

Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin SBM (G) endeavours to accelerate rural sanitation coverage, reduce open defecation and improve management of solid and liquid wastes.

Nari Shakthi: Maternity Benefit Programme

Government of India is committed to ensure that every woman attains optimal nutritional status – especially from the most vulnerable communities as nutrition constitutes the foundation for human development.

SHe-Box

Ministry of Women and Child development has launched a comprehensive SHe-Box online complaint Management System for women working in both public and private organizations to lodge complaints of sexual harassment at workplace.

Sevottam Model

The Sevottam model has been developed with the overarching objective of improving the quality of public service delivery in the country.

M-Banking

Mobile banking is a service provided by a bank or other financial institution that allows its customers to conduct financial transactions remotely using a mobile device such as a Smartphone or tablet.

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