The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) is in news for various reasons. In this post, let's see the mandate of NCM and measures to make it more effective. The Ministry of Home Affairs established the National Minorities Commission of India in a resolution on January 12, 1978. It mentioned … [Read more...] about National Commission for Minorities (NCM)
UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 2 (GS2)
Please find the questions in the General Studies Paper 2 (GS2) of UPSC 2020 Civil Services Mains Examination (written). UPSC conducted the General Studies Paper 2, as part of the Civil Services Main Exam 2020 on 09-01-2021. There were 20 questions. 10 questions were of 10 marks each, while the … [Read more...] about GS Paper 2 UPSC 2020 (Mains) – Question Paper and Analysis
The basic structure doctrine is one of the fundamental judicial principles connected with the Indian Constitution. The doctrine of the basic structure holds that there is a basic structure to the Indian Constitution, and the Parliament of India cannot amend the basic features. It was in the … [Read more...] about Basic Structure Doctrine
Chinese diplomacy has changed. In this post, the changing nature of Chinese diplomacy is analysed, presenting a historical background. It is interesting to study how China became a dominant player in international politics. Certainly, the way China handled its diplomacy has a great role in its … [Read more...] about Chinese Diplomacy – Understanding the changing nature
Under the MPLADS, each MP in India had the choice to suggest to the District Collector for works to the tune of Rs.5 Crores per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency. In the background of COVID19 crisis, the Central Government of India recently suspended the Member of Parliament Local Area … [Read more...] about MPLADS: Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
Gram Nyayalayas are village courts for speedy and easy access to the justice system in the rural areas of India. The establishment of Gram Nyayalayas in India can be traced to the Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008 passed by the Parliament of India. Even though the target was to set up 5000 village … [Read more...] about Gram Nyayalayas: Village Courts in India
Special Leave Petition vs Review Petition vs Curative Petition vs Mercy Petition: What are the differences? Supreme Court of India has recently passed many important judgments that transformed India. Connected with judgments, four terms are often seen in the news - (1) Special Leave Petition … [Read more...] about Special Leave Petition vs Review Petition vs Curative Petition vs Mercy Petition
When there is a conflict between Fundamental Rights(FR) and Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP), which should prevail? FR? or DPSP? The answer is not as simple as one would think. There are some important Supreme Court judgements regarding this. We shall see them in detail. When there is … [Read more...] about Fundamental Rights vs Directive Principles: What if there is a conflict?
What is Brexit? How does Brexit affect UK, India, and the European Union? We have tried to include everything you need to know about the Brexit here after much research. We hope our readers would get clear answers to many questions like 'What is Brexit?', 'What is the European Union?', Why the … [Read more...] about Brexit: How does it affect India and the World?
There are Rights. There are Fundamental Rights. There are Fundamental Rights available only to the 'citizens of India'. Know them. The Fundamental Rights (FR) are named so because they are guaranteed and protected by the Indian Constitution (Article 12 to 35). These rights are 'fundamental' … [Read more...] about Fundamental Rights Available Only to Citizens of India