Recently, central government has planned to sail a 21-meter "stitched ship" made using ancient techniques, to a journey from Odisha to Indonesia's Bali, reviving maritime heritage in November 2025.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state.
In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima (full moon day in the month of Kartik i.e October-November).
Stitched Shipbuilding Method (Tankai method):
Significance of Project:
As pet the recent update, the Supreme Court (SC) has sent petitions against Section 124A (sedition law) to a Five-judge panel for review.
Supreme Court’s stand:
Kedar Nath Singh versus State of Bihar (1962):
The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Section 124A but with certain important clarifications:
What is Section 124 A?
Historical prospect of Sedition law:
What are the issues raised against the Bill?
‘Community services’ in India:
In an event set to redefine healthcare accessibility and inclusivity across the country, the President inaugurated the 'Ayushman Bhav' campaign on September 13, 2023.
Fraternity is one of the constitutional values that have received the maximum neglect both in the world of ideas and in the political field of action.
What does Fraternity means?
It’s Origin and Significance:
Constitutional Provisions in India:
What are the recent threats to the ‘idea of Fraternity’ in India?
Nipah virus attacks returned to Kerala, with two deaths reported from Kozhikode district.
Currently, there are no vaccines for both humans and animals. Intensive supportive care is given to humans infected by Nipah virus.
What is Antibody?
Delhi government is planning to explore cloud seeding to check air pollution in winter.
What is Cloud seeding?
Recently, scientist studied the epicentre of Morocco’s devastating earthquake in the High Atlas Mountains, about 71km south-west of Marrakesh.
About Atlas Mountains:
India's foreign policy faces challenges from South Asian democracies, but now it is important that India focus on strategy to deal with the Maldives, as its presence matters in the Indian Ocean region (IOR).
Maldives President's Electoral Challenge
Religious Extremism and Foreign Influence
Strategic Significance and India's Stance
As per the recent ruling by a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court regarding the retrospective application of Section 6A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, has raised questions about the balance between accountability and protection in anti-corruption laws and its implications for past and future corruption cases.
Retrospective Effect of 2014 Verdict
Balancing Accountability and Protection
As it has been six years since the Puttaswamy case got its pace, India is continually focusing on privacy Jurisprudence.
Expanding the Right to Privacy
Future of Privacy Jurisprudence in India
AI presents well-documented challenges in biased models, privacy issues, and opaque decision-making, impacting diverse sectors and solutions demand creativity and responsibility.
AI's Rapid Growth
International Cooperation and Standards
Embracing AI with Caution
Verifying, please be patient.