What Is A UAPA Tribunal?

Context: The Popular Front of India (PFI), declared an “unlawful association” under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) by the Centre, will now have the option to present its case before a tribunal that must confirm the government notification for the ban to continue. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What […]

Attorney General for India

Context: Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi has declined the government’s offer to be Attorney General (A-G) for India after “second thoughts”. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Who is the Attorney General for India? Who can become Attorney General for India? Functions and duties Powers of AG Limitations to his powers Who is […]

Operation Megh Chakra

Context: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted searches at 59 locations across 20 States and one Union Territory, as part of a pan-India drive against the circulation and sharing of child sexual abuse material. The operation code-named “Megh Chakra” was carried out following the inputs received from the Interpol’s Singapore special unit based on the information […]

National Service Scheme Awards

Focus: GS II: Polity and Governance Why in News? Recently, President of India presented National Service Scheme Awards for the year 2020-21 About National Service Scheme (NSS) The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.  It provides opportunity to the student youth of 11th & […]

What Is A ‘Terror’ Organisation?

Context: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted searches at the Popular Front of India’s offices (PFI) and houses of PFI state and district level leaders across multiple states over alleged involvement in terrorist activities. The searches, based on allegations that members of PFI are involved in organising terror camps and […]

Dharavi Redevelopment Project

Context: The Maharashtra government gave the go-ahead for fresh tenders in the Dharavi redevelopment project, almost two decades after it was first proposed. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Dharavi Economic significance of Dharavi What is the Dharavi Redevelopment Project all about? About Dharavi Dharavi, infamous as one of the […]

 Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notified the rules governing The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022 What is the use of identification details in criminal trials? Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920: Main highlights and differences in both […]

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank

Focus: GS II- Inter Groupings Why in News? Recently, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a USD 96.3-million loan agreement to provide safe drinking water and improve water supply and sanitation services in the state of Himachal Pradesh. About Asian Development Bank (ADB): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional development bank established […]

Death Penalty Or Capital Punishment In India

Death Penalty Or Capital Punishment In India

Context: The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a Constitution Bench the question of how to provide accused in death penalty cases a “meaningful, real and effective” hearing of their mitigating circumstances before a trial judge. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Judiciary, Important Judgements) Dimensions of the Article: What is Death Penalty/Capital Punishment? Capital Punishment […]

Objectionable Content On the Social Media

Context: Recently, As allegations of an objectionable video of women students of Chandigarh University being leaked surfaced, triggering an outrage, challenges are ahead of the Punjab Police to tackle the situation. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is the first step to tackle objectionable content that goes viral? What happens […]