Forest Department orders to shut tiger reserves during Monsoons

Context Tourism zones falling in the national park areas of Ranthambhore and Sariska tiger reserves in Rajasthan will remain closed during monsoon in 2017. Key Facts Following a meeting of the State Wildlife Board’s standing committee and Ranthambhore Tiger Conservation Foundation on June 9th, the Forest Department had issued orders to keep the tiger reserves… Continue reading Forest Department orders to shut tiger reserves during Monsoons

India – Israel relations doesn’t hamper India’s relations with Palestine

Context India’s relations with Israel should not come at the “expense of ties” with Palestine in respect to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel. India is trying to manage its own balance in the region, and making a separation between these ties as well. India and Israel will sign a unique Strategic Partnership on… Continue reading India – Israel relations doesn’t hamper India’s relations with Palestine

Learn about Election Commission of India

About Election commission: It operates under Article 324 of the Constitution. It is a permanent constitutional body. ·Originally the commission consist only a Chief Election Commissioner.  Presently it consists of Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners. ·The Constitution of India has vested in the Election Commission of India the superintendence direction and control of… Continue reading Learn about Election Commission of India

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

  Key Highlights The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a regional intergovernmental organization encompassing ten Southeast Asian states to promote the intergovernmental cooperation in various sectors such as economic, political, military, educational and cultural integration amongst its members and Asian states. Since its inception on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, the organization’s membership has expanded to include Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Its… Continue reading The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)


The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act was enacted in 1958 to bring under control what the government of India considered ‘disturbed’ areas. The AFSPA offers powers to the Army and Central forces deployed in “disturbed areas” to kill anyone acting in contravention of law, arrest and search any premises without a warrant. AFSPA provides cover… Continue reading AFSPA

Marriage Registration In India

The Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill was introduced in 1969, to include registration of marriages but it did not cover all citizens. The National Commission for Women had offered a concrete solution to a number of problems arising out of non-registrations of marriages by drafting a Compulsory Registration of Marriages Bill in 2005… Continue reading Marriage Registration In India

India-UK relation

India-UK relation (Historical Significance) East India Company (1600–1857): Trade was established between Tudor England and Mughal India in 1600 when Elizabeth I granted the newly formed East India Company a royal charter. Following the Indian Mutiny of 1857, where Indian sepoys rebelled against their British officers, the East India Company was dissolved the following year. British Raj (1858–1947): In 1858, the British Government assumed direct control of… Continue reading India-UK relation