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Section 377 – A long road to freedom

By | 2018-09-07T16:59:38+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Categories: GS Paper 1, Social Issuess|Tags: |

A five-judge Constitution Bench on Thursday. demolished a 156-year-old British-era provision in the Indian Penal Code that criminalized homosexuality. It marks only a small first step towards gaining society-wide acceptability and robust legal protection for the LGBTQ community.   Limitation of legislature - India has demonstrated time and again that society’s acceptance of social reform rarely flows automatically from legal prescriptions alone and it would require judicial intervention. The contempt over acceptance of homosexuality by several political leaders pose a threat to the judgement because the enforcement of the judicial pronouncement depends on the political and security institution of the state [...]

Time for unified transport system

By | 2018-06-30T09:49:10+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Union Cabinet had cleared the Metro Rail Policy in August 2017 to lay down a framework for cities that seek to introduce and expand the role of metro rail systems in urban transport. Provision in policy  The policy makes it clear that any city which wants central assistance for its metro rail projects must establish and operationalise a Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) through their respective state governments. The body formed will be responsible for all form of urban transport, thereby enabling an integrated approach to mobility in the city. In the cities where the metro projects are already under [...]

CURRENT AFFAIR MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (MCQ) – SET 23

By | 2018-06-12T11:23:43+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Categories: MCQs|Tags: , |

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CURRENT AFFAIR MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (MCQ) – SET 2

By | 2018-08-04T11:10:51+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: MCQs|

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CURRENT AFFAIR MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (MCQ) – SET 1

By | 2018-08-04T11:09:35+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Categories: MCQs|Tags: , |

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Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018

By | 2018-04-23T12:55:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018 (“the Ordinance”) lays down the measures to empower Indian authorities to attach and confiscate proceeds of crime associated with economic offenders and the properties of the economic offenders and thereby deter economic offenders from evading the process of Indian law by remaining outside the jurisdiction of Indian courts. Details - The Ordinance makes provisions for a Court (‘Special Court’ under the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002) to declare a person as a Fugitive Economic Offender. Who is a fugitive economic offender? A Fugitive Economic Offender is a person against whom an arrest warrant has been issued [...]

RBI Cryptocurrency

By | 2018-04-22T19:56:48+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: GS Paper 3|

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), like many of its global peers, has decided to look into the possibility of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Such initiatives are in response to the recent popularity of cryptocurrencies and the mind space this phenomenon has acquired. What is currency? Currency is a subset of a broader economic concept of money. Currency is the “token” which facilitates movement of money, shifting its purchasing power from the current holder to its future holder. Currency facilitates the exchange feature of money, that is, payment. What is a digital currency? Currency, driven by technology, has [...]

Digitizing Land Records using Blockchain Technology – Livemint Summary

By | 2018-04-22T19:54:07+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3|

It has been more than a decade since the ambitious project to digitise land records across the country, called Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme or DILRMP, was launched.  It has failed to keep the required pace. We can push it in mission mode using blockchain technology. Why digitisation of land records is required? The existing legal framework, based on the system of “presumptive ownership”, lends itself to litigation as land and property undergo several mutations over generations that are not always captured on public records. Moreover, data related to a specific parcel of land is stored in silo’ed government departments, [...]

Defence Planning Committee – IDSA Summary

By | 2018-04-22T19:46:42+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Around The World, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3|

In a significant defence policy reform notified on April 18, 2018, the government has revamped the existing defence planning system by establishing a Defence Planning Committee (DPC) under the chairmanship of the National Security Adviser (NSA). Details - This new institutional mechanism, set up as a permanent body, is intended to “facilitate a comprehensive and integrated planning for defence matters”. The new measure, arguably the boldest defence reform in decades, is likely to have a far reaching consequence on the way defence planning is undertaken and on defence preparedness. Composition of DPC - The Committee has a cross-section of members drawn [...]

Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

By | 2018-04-22T19:43:57+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: GS Paper 2|

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today gave its approval for restructured Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA). Background - The Finance Minister, in his budget speech for 2016-17, announced the launch of new restructured scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA), for developing governance capabilities of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A Committee under the Chairmanship of the Vice Chairman-NITI Aayog was constituted to restructure the existing scheme of this Ministry as Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. The Committee held several meetings, consultations [...]

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