Goods and Services Tax

Goods and Services Tax

Context: The Supreme Court, in a judgment championing the importance of “cooperative federalism” for the well-being of democracy, held that Union and State legislatures have “equal, simultaneous and unique powers” to make laws on Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the recommendations of the GST Council are not binding on them. The apex court’s decision […]

India-Nepal Ties

India-Nepal Ties

Context: Recently, the Indian Prime Minister has visited Lumbini, Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha, where he laid a foundation stone along with Nepalese Prime Minister for a Buddhist Vihara, being built with Indian assistance. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Highlights of the Visit India-Nepal Ties Connectivity and Development Partnership between India […]

Virtual Private Network

Context: The government issued a stark warning to virtual private network (VPN) service providers to adhere to the cybersecurity rules released by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) or wrap up operations in the country. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is a VPN? Why is anonymity or privacy […]

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags

Context: After a high-level security review for the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra, the government has decided to track all pilgrims using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is RFID tags? How do RFIDs work? Where are RFIDs commonly used? Is it possible to hack RFID tags? […]

Current Affairs 20 May 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Goods and Services Tax Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags India-Nepal: Recent Developments Virtual private network Goods and Services Tax Context: The Supreme Court, in a judgment championing the importance of “cooperative federalism” for the well-being of democracy, held that Union and State legislatures have “equal, simultaneous and unique powers” to make laws on Goods […]

How To Make a Timetable For IAS preparation?

How-To-Make-a-Timetable-For-IAS-preparation

Indian Administrative Service (IAS), is considered to be one of the toughest competitive examinations of India. Every year, many people take this exam, to test their luck and hard work and achieve this prestigious post.   A way or timetable for overcoming a short time and lengthy syllabus will help the aspirant for effective and […]

Delimitation Fallouts

Context Four years from now, when the delimitation of the constituencies will take place, India’s electoral democracy will stand on an existential crossroads. Relevance GS-II: Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Issues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure, Devolution of Powers and Finances up to Local Levels and Challenges Therein Dimensions of […]

On Marital Rape, Regressive Notions Undermine Autonomy of Women

Context On 11 May, two judges of the Delhi High Court handed down separate judgments in RIT Foundation v Union of India. Relevance GS-I: Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues, Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Dimensions of the Article Background The Two Judgements Way Forward Background […]