Centre Releases New Guidelines for “OCI Cardholders”

What is the News? The Central Government released new guidelines related to the Overseas Citizen of India(OCI). What is the current Procedure for the OCI card? Currently, the Overseas Citizen of India(OCI) card is required to be re-issued each time. Generally, the re-issue will occur two times. One, when issuing a new passport after 20… Continue reading Centre Releases New Guidelines for “OCI Cardholders”

Ways to Strengthen India’s Democracy

 Synopsis: Increasing attacks on the press and the erosion of judicial autonomy are threatening India’s global image as an Indian’s Democracy. The government needs to take steps to strengthen India’s democratic values, Background It has been said that Democracy is on retreat worldwide. Many democracies in the 21st century continue to disregard the principles of democracies. Principles… Continue reading Ways to Strengthen India’s Democracy

“Freedom in the World 2021 Report” Downgrades India’s Ranking

What is the News?  Freedom House releases the report titled “Freedom in the World 2021 – Democracy under Siege”. Freedom House is a US-based Human rights watchdog. About Freedom in the World 2021 Report: Freedom in the World is an annual global report that tracks political rights and civil liberties. The report has been produced… Continue reading “Freedom in the World 2021 Report” Downgrades India’s Ranking

law on draping National Flag over body of a deceased

What is the News? Police in Uttar Pradesh has booked few persons under The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971. They had allegedly draped the body of their relative in the national flag after his death. Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act,1971: This act penalises the desecration of or insults to the… Continue reading law on draping National Flag over body of a deceased

EIU’s “Democracy Index” – India at 53rd position

What is the News? The Economist Intelligence Unit(EIU) has released the Democracy Index, 2020. In that, India dropped two places and currently at 53rd position. Facts: Democracy Index 2020: It was started in 2006 by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The index provides a clear image of the status of democracy worldwide in 167 countries. Categories:… Continue reading EIU’s “Democracy Index” – India at 53rd position

Protest in India and US: Similarities and differences

Synopsis: The violence that has happened in the US and India has some similarities. It highlights the erosion of democratic values in the world’s oldest (US) and largest democracies. Background Recently, In the US, a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol building. This mob vandalized public property and threatened lawmakers in Congress. Similarly, India witnessed… Continue reading Protest in India and US: Similarities and differences

SC judgment on farm laws: violation of separation of powers

Synopsis:  The Supreme court (SC) has stayed the implementation of farm laws. The decision is a case of violation of the separation of powers.   Background   Recently, the SC has stayed the implementation of three farm laws until further orders.  The SC has also given direction to set up a four-member committee to break the deadlock between farmers and the Centre.  Many experts opine… Continue reading SC judgment on farm laws: violation of separation of powers

Capitol building coup attempt in US: Reasons behind launch and failures

This article has been developed based on the Indian Express Article ‘Once upon a failed coup’. Synopsis: Recent coup attempt in the US Capitol Building has been caused by several factors. Why Capitol building coup failed in the US? January 6 coup attempt by rioters in US Capitol hill refutes the traditional wisdom that coups… Continue reading Capitol building coup attempt in US: Reasons behind launch and failures

Challenges threatening India’s democracy

Context – With various issues arising, there is an opinion that democracy takes a hit and policymakers must take note of the drift.  What are the areas of concern for India?  Recession – The Indian economy is in recession and is among the worst-performing among major nations Cybersecurity attack– India ranked second only to the US… Continue reading Challenges threatening India’s democracy

PREAMBLE OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION

What does the word Preamble mean? preamble of India is an introductory statement to any formal document in general, Statute and Constitution in particular. It contains the Philosophy and objectives of a document. Which is the first country to have Preamble in Constitution? When the USA got independence in 1775, The USA becomes the first… Continue reading PREAMBLE OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION