NCT of Delhi (Amendment) Bill is against the spirit of Federalism.

Synopsis: The Government of NCT of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 gives more powers to the Lieutenant governor(LG). Further, It is against the principle of representative democracy. Evolution of The Government of NCT of Delhi (Amendment) act 1991 India follows Parliamentary democracy with a cabinet form of government. This is a basic structure of the Indian… Continue reading NCT of Delhi (Amendment) Bill is against the spirit of Federalism.

What is new land law for Jammu and Kashmir?[infographic] | 28th Oct., 2020

Centre notifies new Jammu and Kashmir land law that omits ‘permanent resident’ as criteria. Before the repeal of Article 370 and Article 35-A in August last year, non-residents could not buy any immovable property in Jammu and Kashmir. As per section 96 of the J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019, the Centre has the powers to repeal… Continue reading What is new land law for Jammu and Kashmir?[infographic] | 28th Oct., 2020

7 PM |Putting neighbors first| 21st February 2020

Context: India’s Neighbourhood first policy. More in news: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa visited India in early Februaury. It was his first foreign trip since his appointment as prime minister in late November 2019. Neighbourhood first policy: It is part of India’s foreign policy that actively focuses on improving ties with India’s immediate neighbours. The… Continue reading 7 PM |Putting neighbors first| 21st February 2020

7 PM |Trading with America: On proposed India – USA trade Agreement| 20th February 2020

Context: India-US trade relations. More in news: President Donald Trump is set to make his maiden visit to India on February 24-25, 2020.  India – US Trade Relations: The US is now India’s second largest trading partner and largest export destination, with India having a small trade surplus of around $20 billion. The US is… Continue reading 7 PM |Trading with America: On proposed India – USA trade Agreement| 20th February 2020

7 PM |Powering the health-care engine with innovation|19th February 2020

Context: Mainstreaming innovation in health care system in India. Ayushman Bharat: Ayushman Bharat, a flagship scheme of Goverment of India was launched as recommended by the National Health Policy 2017, to achieve the vision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This initiative has been designed on the lines as to meet SDG and its underlining commitment,… Continue reading 7 PM |Powering the health-care engine with innovation|19th February 2020

7 PM |Finally, gender parity in the Indian Army|18th February 2020

Context: SC ruling in favour of permanent commission to women officers. More in news: The Supreme Court recently ordered the government to grant permanent commission to women officers in the Army’s noncombat support units on par with their male counterparts should they wish to continue with it after completing their short-service commission. Women in Army:… Continue reading 7 PM |Finally, gender parity in the Indian Army|18th February 2020

7 PM |Disentangling politics and crime|14th February 2020

Context: SC verdict on criminialisation of politics. More in news: A two Judge Bench of Supreme Court recently delivered a Judgment on the contempt petitions regarding the criminalisation of politics in India.  Criminalisation of politics in India: Criminalization of politics means the rising participation of criminals and people facing criminal charges in politics. The term indicates… Continue reading 7 PM |Disentangling politics and crime|14th February 2020

7 PM |Nutrition and the Budget’s fine print|13th February 2020

Context: Tackling nutritional problems in India. More in news: Government Allocating Rs 35,600 Crore For Nutrition-Related Programmes in Budget 2020. Malnutrition: Malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses, or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients. The term malnutrition addresses 3 broad groups of conditions: Under-nutrition, which includes wasting (low weight-for-height), stunting (low height-for-age) and… Continue reading 7 PM |Nutrition and the Budget’s fine print|13th February 2020

7 PM |Reservations as a right: On SC judgment on reservations in promotions|11th February 2020

Context: Reservation in appointments and promotion. More in news: A Supreme Court judgement last week overturned a 2012 Uttarakhand High Court verdict, and ruled that reservations and promotion quotas are not a fundamental right. Reservation: Reservation in India is provided as a form of affirmative action acting as a positive discrimination, which means reserving access… Continue reading 7 PM |Reservations as a right: On SC judgment on reservations in promotions|11th February 2020

7PM |Seeking a more progressive abortion law|10th February 2020

Context: Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 More in News: The Union Cabinet has approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.  Background: The Indian Penal Code, enacted in 1860 based on British law, declared induced abortion illegal (Section 312), describing it as intentionally ‘causing… Continue reading 7PM |Seeking a more progressive abortion law|10th February 2020