Sedition in India is defined by section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code. Section 124A was introduced by the British colonial government in 1870 when it felt the need for a specific section to deal with the radical Wahabi movement of the 19th century, led by Syed Ahmed Barelvi and centred around … [Read more...] about Sedition in India: Section 124 A of IPC vs Freedom of Speech
Archives for February 2016
Startup India Programme: Highlights
Startup India Programme is a campaign based on the Startup Action Plan by Government of India, aimed to promote entrepreneurship. The programme was officially launched on Jan 16, 2016. But even before that, on 15th August 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged to ‘Startup India, Standup India’ … [Read more...] about Startup India Programme: Highlights
UPSC Civil Services Mains 2015 Written Exam Results Out!
UPSC has announced the results of Civil Services Mains 2015 written exam results. Roll numbers of around 2800 candidates are included in the list. Personality Test of these candidates is likely to commence from 08th March, 2016. Here are the highlights of the official announcement from UPSC on Civil … [Read more...] about UPSC Civil Services Mains 2015 Written Exam Results Out!
Volcanoes: Everything You Need To Know
A volcano is an opening in the earth’s crust through which gases, molten rocks materials (lava), ash, steam etc. are emitted outward in the course of an eruption. Such vents or openings occur in those parts of the earth’s crust where the rock strata are relatively weak. Volcanic activity is an … [Read more...] about Volcanoes: Everything You Need To Know
Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right!
Einstein was right! Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves a century ago. Now, scientists confirmed the detection of gravitational waves. This is one of the biggest discoveries of modern science. What are Gravitational Waves? In simple terms, gravitational waves are ripples … [Read more...] about Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right!
Endogenic Forces and Evolution of Land forms
We have already seen that Geomorphic processes can create land forms. We also know that endogenic forces (internal) and exogenic forces (external) are the two main types of geomorphic processes which results in earth movements. In this post, let's study endogenic forces in detail. Endogenic Forces … [Read more...] about Endogenic Forces and Evolution of Land forms
Euthanasia – Arguments in Favour and Against
Euthanasia ("good death") is the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering. It is also known as 'mercy killing'. In many countries, there is a divisive public controversy over the moral, ethical, and legal issues of euthanasia. Euthanasia is categorized in … [Read more...] about Euthanasia – Arguments in Favour and Against
Geomorphic Processes and Earth Movements
It is time to know in detail about the surface of the earth on which we live. We know that the surface of the earth is not a plain platform. It is distributed unevenly with a variety of landforms like mountains, hills, plateaus, plains, ravines, cliffs etc. Why is the surface of the earth uneven? … [Read more...] about Geomorphic Processes and Earth Movements
Types of Majorities Used in the Indian Parliament – Absolute, Effective, Simple, and Special Majority
What is the difference between the absolute majority and effective majority? How is the simple majority different from the special majority required by article 368? Confusing questions! The majority required to pass a resolution, motion, or a bill varies depending upon the purpose. As this is … [Read more...] about Types of Majorities Used in the Indian Parliament – Absolute, Effective, Simple, and Special Majority
When Does a Bill Lapse in Indian Parliament?
We sometimes read news about lapsed bills with respect to Indian Parliament as well as State Legislatures. But when does a bill lapse? Normally, bills lapse in connection with the dissolution of Lok Sabha or State Legislative Assembly. But there are multiple sub-cases regarding this. In this post, … [Read more...] about When Does a Bill Lapse in Indian Parliament?