Ayodhya Dispute: Chronology – Post Independence India

The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case is centered around a controversial piece of land in the Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh where Lord Ram (as believed by Hindus) was born. Hereby, discussing in brief the dispute with proper chronology. What is the Ayodhya dispute? The Ayodhya dispute is at the heart of the Hindu-Muslim communal rift. For more […]

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Snippets, Breaking News for March 2019

Art and Culture AP village yearn to revive historic temple Villagers in Motupalli seek to revive a historic temple of Veerabhadraswamy located in the village. Motupalli village is located in the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh in Chinnaganjam mandal of Prakasam district. Veerabhadraswamy (form of Lord Shiva) temple was built during the reign of Chola […]

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News Summaries, Understanding Articles 370 and many more

News Summaries  Understanding Articles 370, 35A in context of recent Ordinance on reservation Subject: Indian Polity Sub-topic: Provisions related to J&K A recent central ordinance, which extends reservation to SCs and STs in J&K, throws the spotlight on Article 35A, as well as Article 370 from which it derives. What is Article 370? Included in […]

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Missing Banking Clause in Rafale Deal – Defence

Missing Banking Clause in Rafale Deal Subject: Defence Sub-Topic: Defence Procurement Context: According to the Report of the Indian Negotiating Team, “No Bank Guarantee” clause made the Rafale deal more expensive. Controversy over Rafael Jet Procurement:   First in 2013, the United Progressive Alliance chose to induct new fighter crafts Dassault’s Rafale in the Indian […]

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Fundamental Rights of Indian Soldiers –

Fundamental Rights of Indian Soldiers Subject: Indian Polity Sub-topic: Fundamental Rights Context: The Supreme Court to examine a plea seeking protection of human rights of security force personnel, who comes under attack by mobs while performing their duties. Argument in petition Petition file in the court has urged to formulate a policy to safeguard the […]

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Life after Citizenship in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar (A Case Study)

The India-Bangladesh enclaves, also known as the chitmahals sometimes called pasha enclaves, were the enclaves along the Bangladesh–India border, in Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya. Within the main body of Bangladesh were 102 enclaves of Indian territory, which in turn contained 21 Bangladeshi counter-enclaves, one of which contained […]

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Women in the Armed Forces- Internal Security

It is the endeavor of the Government to bring gender parity in all three wings of defence forces. The Present Status Service Share Status Air Force 13.1 % All branches, including Fighter Pilots are now open for women officers. Army 3.8 % Women officers will be granted Permanent Commission (PC) in the Indian Army in […]

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Imbalanced use of Fertilizer – Urea Issues- (Geography)

Imbalanced use of Fertilizer  Government is raising production of fertilizer by setting up new subsidy-guzzling plant rather than capping the consumption of nitrogenous fertilizer. Important facts about Fertilizers in India: India is the third largest producer and consumer of fertilizers in the world after China and USA. The country produces 25 MT of urea as […]

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Indus Water Treaty (IWT) – IR(International Relations )

Why IWT is in news? India has been discussing since the Uri Attack of 2016 the need to use the river-waters flowing from its territory to Pakistan as a pressure tactic to incentivize Pakistan to change its policy of exporting terror to India. This debate has intensified after the Pulwama Attack of February 2019. As […]

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Elephant Corridor – Ecology and Environment

Larger mammals like elephants that require extensive habitats for survival are one of the most affected ones due to the land use change. Mainly due to loss, destruction and fragmentation of natural ecosystem to cater to the need of growing economy and increasing human population are restricting their movements. This has been enhancing human-elephant conflict […]

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