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 Development Scheme or MPLADS for two years. This fund was launched to enable Members of Parliament … [Read more...] about MPLADS: Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 2 (GS2)
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 courts in India, only about 200 Gram Nyayalayas are functional now. Why Gram Nyayalayas are in news … [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 (2) Review Petition (3) Curative Petition and (4) Mercy Petition. Do you know the difference between … [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 a conflict between Fundamental Rights and DPSPs, which should prevail? DPSPs are not … [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 'Leave EU' campaign?', 'Brexit referendum and the result', 'positive and negative impact of Brexit … [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' for the all-round development of individuals. Fundamental Rights limits the power of the … [Read more...] about Fundamental Rights Available Only to Citizens of India
Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA) passed by the Indian Parliament has resulted in nationwide protests as many felt the new provisions added by the Central Government are discriminatory in nature. The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 is intended to help illegal migrants who came to India before 31-12-2014 - from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh - apply for Indian citizenship via a faster … [Read more...] about Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 – Government’s Clarification on CAA
What is Citizenship Amendment Bill or CAB? Why is CAB controversial? The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is a bill introduced by the Central Government in the Parliament of India in 2019 to primarily amend the Citizenship Act of 1955. Purpose of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019 The main purpose of the bill is to make certain religious communities of illegal migrants or refugees … [Read more...] about Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019 – Why is it controversial?
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'Encounter Killings' is the term used to describe extrajudicial killings by the police or the armed forces when they encounter the alleged criminals or suspected gangsters. Is encounter killings an offence? Can encounter killings be justified? Encounter Killings in News Headlines The four accused in the case of rape and murder of a woman veterinarian (Dr.Disha) have been killed in an … [Read more...] about Encounter Killings – Can the ‘Extra-Judicial Killings’ be Justified?