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 […]

Public Opinion Cannot Influence Jurisprudence

Context On May 5, 2022, the current affairs site politico.com obtained the draft opinion of Justice Samuel Alito, apparently speaking for the majority of the judges of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overruling Roe v Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v Casey (1992). These two previously decided cases enable women in the […]

Absence of Roe v Wade Won’t Just Impact the US

Context The leak of an initial draft majority opinion of the US Supreme Court voting to overturn the decision in Roe v Wade has sent shockwaves across liberal and conservative quarters alike, globally. Relevance GS-II: Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure. Dimensions of the Article Background of the Roe v Wade Case […]

World Press Freedom Index 2022

Context: India has reached 150th position in the World Press Freedom Index, dropping further from its last year’s 142nd rank out of 180 countries. Relevance: GS II- Indian Constitution – historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure Dimensions of the Article: What is the World Press Freedom Index? Highlights of the 2022 report Freedom […]