EU RAISES ALERT AS VIRUS TOLL CROSSES 3,000

Focus: GS-III Science and Technology Why in news? The death toll from COVID­19 outbreak surpassed 3,000 on 2nd March 2020 as more people died in China, Iran and the U.S. and Europe raised its state of alert. The new coronavirus, also called SARS­CoV­2, has now infected more than 89,000, spread to over 60 countries and […]

SOLID PROOF NOT MUST FOR ESTABLISHING CITIZENSHIP

Focus: GS-II Governance Why in news? Proof beyond all reasonable doubts is not required in a Foreigners Tribunal (FT) for establishing one’s citizenship, the Gauhati High Court has observed. The Gauhati High Court observed that strict rules of evidence were not applicable to the tribunals “established for quick disposal of the matters sent to it”. […]

ACCESS TO INTERNET IS NOT NEGOTIABLE: LAW MINISTER

Focus: GS-II Indian Polity, Prelims Why in news? Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on 2nd march 2020 – said access to Internet is plainly non-negotiable as it flows from the right to information. He also said that, the international arbitration centre at the National Capital, established under the New Delhi International Arbitration Act of […]

INDIA MONITORING IMPACT OF U.S. – TALIBAN DEAL

Focus: GS-II International Relations Why in news? External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said on 2nd March 2020 that India was “watching the space” closely to ensure that gains of the past two decades were not lost after U.S. signed a deal with Taliban. India’s Concerns Not Addressed While India has raised concerns over the future […]

NO LARGER BENCH FOR ARTICLE 370 CASE

Focus: GS-II Governance, Prelims Why in news? A five-judge Constitution Bench led by Justice N.V. Ramana on Monday declined a plea to refer to a larger Bench petitions challenging the abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution. The Bench said it would continue to hear the case on […]

SUPREME COURT TO HEAR PETITION ON DELHI VIOLENCE

Focus: GS-II Governance, Prelims Why in news? Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad A. Bobde on Monday orally said courts were not “equipped” to handle palpable “pressure” being created to somehow step in and prevent violence in Delhi. The observations came when a senior advocate made a mentioning before him to urgently intervene and pass […]