Hyperconsumption is a curse of our modern times. Humans generate monumental amounts of waste, a sizeable portion of which is disposed in landfills and through waste-to-energy incinerators. However, billions of tonnes of garbage, including microplastics, never make it to landfills or incinerators and end up in the oceans. This garbage chokes marine life and disturbs […]

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A Bill is said to be a Money Bill if it only contains provisions related to taxation, borrowing of money by the government, expenditure from or receipt to the Consolidated Fund of India. Bills that only contain provisions that are incidental to these matters would also be regarded as Money Bills. Article 110 of the Indian […]

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A first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system is one in which voters indicate on a ballot the candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins. This is sometimes described as winner takes all. First-past-the-post voting is a plurality voting method. FPTP is a common, but not universal, feature of electoral systems with single-member electoral divisions, and is practised in close […]

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Unique Civil Times Snippets for April 2019

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has named State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs), which in other words mean banks that are too big to fail. Implications As per the norms, these banks will have to set aside more capital for their continued operation. RBI comes with the list every year since 2015. Inclusion in D-SIB indicates that failure of […]

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What is E-Waste? | The Problem with E-Waste

Rapid innovation and lowering costs have dramatically increased access to electronic products and digital technology, with many benefits. This has led to an increase in the use of electronic devices and equipment. The unintended consequence of this is a ballooning of electronic and electrical waste: e-waste. By 2020, this is projected to be between 25- […]

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No Detention Policy

No Detention Policy: Critical Analysis

As stated by Pestalozzi, education is a constant process of development of innate powers of man which are natural, harmonious and progressive. Education act as one of the basic parameter for sustainable development of the nation as it helps in improving the human well-being and quality of life. After independence time and again, government has given […]

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Witness Protection Scheme

Witness Protection Scheme: Critical Analysis

The function of the judiciary is to protect people’s rights, adjudicate disputes between two individuals and adjudicate whether a person is guilty of an offence or not. It act as the important pillar for maintenance of Criminal Justice System in India. However, the Right of the victim for a fair trial in Criminal Justice System […]

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