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?
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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?
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
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?
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?
The social boycott is the act of persistently avoiding a person by other members of the society. It is society's collective refusal to engage a person in the normal social and commercial relations. Its goal is to make that individual so uncomfortable that he decides to voluntarily leave the … [Read more...] about Social Boycott Prevention Act – Challenges Ahead
NITI Aayog recommended for privatization of Air India and the cabinet committee gave "in-principle" approval for privatising Air India. But should Air India be disinvested? In this post, we discuss the Indian aviation sector, and the Air India-Indian Airlines merger, and will see if the … [Read more...] about Privatisation of Air India – Should India’s Public Sector Airline be Disinvested?
Criminal defamation is in news recently for multiple reasons. Questions have been raised on whether defamation should be treated as a civil wrong or criminal offence or both. It is argued that criminalizing defamation has a harsh effect on the right to freedom of speech and expression provided under … [Read more...] about Defamation in India – IPC Section 499/500 vs Freedom of Speech
When a child is born, doctors say, "It's a boy" or "It's a girl." The assigned sex of the new born is based on biology. But a person's gender identity - the inner sense of being male, female, or both - doesn't always match their biology. Transgender people are assigned a sex that isn't true to … [Read more...] about Transgender Rights – Legal Recognition: The need of the hour
There are two kinds of banking licences that are granted by the Reserve Bank of India - Universal Bank Licence and Differentiated Bank Licence. Differentiated Banks (niche banks) are banks that serve the needs of a certain demographic segment of the population. Small Finance Banks and Payment … [Read more...] about Differentiated Banks – Small Finance Banks vs Payment Banks