DST launches programme on health & risk communication with focus on COVID-19

News:‘Year of Awareness on Science & Health (YASH)’ programme has been launched. Facts: It is a comprehensive science and health awareness programme. It emphasises on Covid-19. Launched by: National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science & Technology (DST). Aim: To minimize risks at all levels with the help of public communication… Continue reading DST launches programme on health & risk communication with focus on COVID-19

Explained:What is Instrument of Accession

News:From 2020,the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will have a public holiday on October 26 for the first time.This day will be observed as Accession Day. Facts: Background: According to the Indian Independence Act,1947,British India was divided into India and Pakistan and the roughly 580 princely states that had signed subsidiary alliances with the… Continue reading Explained:What is Instrument of Accession

Explained:About the Preamble of the Indian Constitution

News:The Constitution particularly its Preamble, has frequently been at the centre of the ongoing debate over the Citizenship Amendment Act. Facts: About Preamble: The term ‘preamble’ refers to the introduction or preface to the Constitution.It contains the summary or essence of the Constitution. It serves two purposes namely (a)indicates the source from which the Constitution… Continue reading Explained:About the Preamble of the Indian Constitution

Good Governance Index launched

News:Minister of State for Public Grievances and Pensions has launched Good Governance Index on the occasion of Good Governance Day. Facts: About Good Governance Index: The Good Governance Index is a uniform tool to assess the status of governance and impact of various interventions taken up by State governments and Union Territories. The index was… Continue reading Good Governance Index launched

Nagpur Resolution: A Holistic approach for empowering citizens

News:The ‘Nagpur Resolution- A holistic approach for empowering citizens’ was adopted during the Regional Conference on ‘Improving Public Service Delivery – Role of Governments’, in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Facts: About the conference: The conference was organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG),Government of India in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra. Key… Continue reading Nagpur Resolution: A Holistic approach for empowering citizens

Draft Bill proposes autonomy for National Statistical Commission

News:Government has released the draft National Statistical Commission (NSC) Bill for public comments. Facts: About Draft National Statistical Commission(NSC) Bill: The draft bill is aimed at empowering the National Statistical Commission(NSC) to become the nodal body for all core statistics in the country. Core statistics include national income statistics like GDP, jobs data, industry data… Continue reading Draft Bill proposes autonomy for National Statistical Commission

Explained:How Section 144 CrPC works

News:Recently,state governments have issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code Of Criminal Procedure(CrPC),1973 after the protests started against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Facts: About Section 144: Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code(CrPC) of 1973 authorizes the Executive Magistrate of any state or territory to issue an order to prohibit the assembly of… Continue reading Explained:How Section 144 CrPC works

Explained: Why Pranab Mukherjee wants 1,000 MPs — and why Lok Sabha has only 543 today

News:Recently,former President has said that the number of seats in Lok Sabha should be increased to 1,000 from the present 543 as every MP represents an average 16-18 lakh Indians which is too large a number to be kept in touch. Facts: About the strength of Lok Sabha: Article 81 of the Constitution defines the… Continue reading Explained: Why Pranab Mukherjee wants 1,000 MPs — and why Lok Sabha has only 543 today

Congress MP seeks privilege proceedings against Union Minister

News:Recently,a Privilege Motion has been moved against the Union Textile Minister in the Lok Sabha. Facts: About Privilege Motion: Parliamentary privileges are certain rights and immunities enjoyed by members of Parliament, individually and collectively so that they can effectively discharge their functions. When any of these rights and immunities are disregarded,the offence is called a… Continue reading Congress MP seeks privilege proceedings against Union Minister