'Aadhar' in Hindi means base or foundation. But ever since Aadhar card was introduced in India, with a unique identification number in it, there is no end to controversies. The main issue connected with Aadhar is Right to Privacy. Can Aadhar and Right to Privacy co-exist? Let's see. What is an … [Read more...] about Aadhar Card and Right To Privacy – Can They Co-Exist?
Archives for August 2017
All-India Judicial Services (AIJS): Should it be formed?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a function to celebrate the completion of 50 years of Delhi High Court on October 31, 2016, sought a debate on creating the All-India Judicial Services. The present government has tried to convince parties to support its move to set up an all-India … [Read more...] about All-India Judicial Services (AIJS): Should it be formed?
Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right – Implications of the Verdict
In a landmark judgement on 24-08-2017, a nine-judge Supreme Court Constitutional bench declared Right to Privacy is a Fundamental Right. The stand taken by Supreme Court may turn as a massive setback to the Government's push to link multiple identities with Aadhaar - which is alleged to compromise … [Read more...] about Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right – Implications of the Verdict
Article 35A of Indian Constitution – Should it be Scrapped?
Article 35A of Indian Constitution - which is connected with Jammu and Kasmir - is in news, over its constitutional validity. While Article 370 provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Article 35A gives powers to the state legislature to define permanent residents of the state and their … [Read more...] about Article 35A of Indian Constitution – Should it be Scrapped?
Final Year Students Can Sit for IAS Exam – But Under These Conditions!
To have a long career in Civil Services like IAS, IPS etc. it's always advisable to start early. UPSC allows final year students (degree) to sit for UPSC Civil Services Exam if they meet the age requirements (ie. candidate must have at least 21 years of age on 1st August of that given year when … [Read more...] about Final Year Students Can Sit for IAS Exam – But Under These Conditions!
Caste System in India – Origin, Features, and Problems
The caste system is one of the unique features in Indian Society. Its root can be traced back to thousands of years. Jana → Jati → Caste The word caste derives from the Spanish and Portuguese “casta”, means "race, lineage, or breed". Portuguese employed casta in the modern sense when they applied … [Read more...] about Caste System in India – Origin, Features, and Problems
Flood Governance in India – Are We Prepared Enough?
India is one of the worst flood affected nation across the world. The frequency of urban floods due to high-intensity rainfall is increasing over the years. Flood management and flood governance are in news often. In this post, let's analyse India's disaster response capabilities to tackle … [Read more...] about Flood Governance in India – Are We Prepared Enough?
India-Pakistan Relations – Terrorism, Kashmir, and Recent Issues
The India-Pakistan relationship, since the creation of both the nations in 1947 has been rocky, where the nations have been involved in four wars. Kashmir has been the bedrock issue between both the nations and has been an unresolved boundary dispute. Terrorism, particularly targeting India … [Read more...] about India-Pakistan Relations – Terrorism, Kashmir, and Recent Issues
No-Detention Policy In The Schools – Should it be scrapped?
As per the current education system in India, all the students up till Class 8 will automatically be promoted to next class. No one can be failed as per the Right to Education Act. This is known as the 'No-Detention Policy'. An expert committee headed by T S R Subramanian set up to formulate the … [Read more...] about No-Detention Policy In The Schools – Should it be scrapped?
Lateral Entry into Civil Services – Should the Government Allow It?
Prime Ministers Office (PMO) has asked Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) to put up a proposal for lateral entry into Civil Services - the prestigious career option of millions. In this article, we discuss the need of reforms in Indian Civil Services and whether lateral entry system … [Read more...] about Lateral Entry into Civil Services – Should the Government Allow It?