Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are part of the development processes of our country. They are recently in news for various reasons. Hence UPSC has added the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders in UPSC CSE Syllabus for GS … [Read more...] about Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Recent Issues
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We have compiled the most important topics for UPSC Civil Services Mains 2016 (mainly contemporary issues). Aspirants are also advised to go through our UPSC Mains mock questions - as part of ClearIAS 30-day AWP and 50-day HVAW. All the best! Most Important Topics for UPSC Civil Services … [Read more...] about Most Important Topics for UPSC Civil Services Mains 2016
A litigant is person who is involved in a lawsuit ie. someone who is suing another person or is being sued by another person. Government litigation reportedly constitutes nearly half of all litigation in the Indian judiciary. In this post let us examine the problem of excessive government litigation … [Read more...] about The Problem of Excessive Government Litigation
There are more than 3 crore cases pending in different courts of India. Many of these cases are pending for more than 10 years. Below are the approximate number of cases pending in Supreme Court, High Courts and District and Subordinate courts in India. Around 60,000 cases are pending in … [Read more...] about The Problem of Pending Cases in Indian Courts: How to tackle?
Contempt of court is the offence of being disobedient to or disrespectful towards a court of law. Being disrespectful to legal authorities in the courtroom, or wilfully failing to obey a court order may attract Contempt of Court proceedings. A judge may impose sanctions such as a fine or jail for … [Read more...] about Contempt of Court: Time for a relook?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the demonetisation of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 notes with effect from midnight. This step makes these notes invalid from today. Apart from this, government has also reduced the cash withdrawal limits from banks and ATMs. The move is seen as a major assault on … [Read more...] about Rs.500, Rs.1000 Currency Notes Scrapped: What you need to know
Indian government released a national disaster management plan for animals. Under the plan, rescue and relief of animals will now be an integral part of disaster operations in the country. The plan for the first time ensures that animals will be included in disaster preparations, potentially saving … [Read more...] about National Disaster Management Plan for Animals
National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP), 2016 is the first-ever national plan prepared in the country for disaster management. With National Disaster Management Plan 2016 India has aligned our National Plan with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, to which India is a … [Read more...] about National Disaster Management Plan 2016
Unified Payment Interface (UPI) is recently in news. UPI is believed to revolutionize the way Indians do banking. In this post we will see what UPI is and how safe is using UPI. What is UPI? Unified Payment Interface (UPI) is a newly introduced platform to transfer money between any two bank … [Read more...] about Unified Payment Interface (UPI): Made Simple
'Paris Agreement' is mentioned whenever someone speaks about 'climate change' or 'global warming'. Why is Paris Agreement so important? This post is a beginner's guide to Paris Agreement (2015). Climate Change: a reality? Mostly because of human actions, the concentration of gases like … [Read more...] about Paris Agreement: Simplified