ARTICLE 131 OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION

Recently Kerala has filed a suit in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of various laws such as the Citizenship Amendment Act under Article 131 of the Indian Constitution. Why Kerala has challenged the Centre under article 131? Kerala has challenged the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, stating that it is violative of ‘Articles 14’equality […]

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Focus on small towns to generate rural jobs

Context: Improving the ease of doing business for small and medium business is key to job creation. Overpopulating cities, shrinking land-man ratio in Agriculture and Jobless growth makes us to look towards small towns for Creating Jobs for Rural People. Rural-Urban Dichotomy: Governance systems of India, which had remained stuck in rural-urban dichotomies are unable […]

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Zero budgeting agriculture

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman thrust zero budget farming into the spotlight in the first Budget speech of the 17th Lok Sabha earlier this month, calling for a “back to the basics” approach. She said, “We need to replicate this innovative model through which in a few States, farmers are already being trained in this practice. […]

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INDIA-RUSSIA: TIES IN TRANSITION

Context:  PM’s visit to Vladivostok and its importance in shaping the India-Russia relationship and the challenges in the ties between the two countries Relations between India and Russia are rooted in history, mutual trust and mutually beneficial cooperation. This is a strategic partnership that has withstood the test of time, and which enjoys the support of […]

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Higher Education

Internationalisation of India’s Higher Education

India has an inspirational history of Nalanda, Takshashila and Vikramashila that served as the melting pot of scholars from across the world. Unfortunately, no Indian University is ranked in the top 150 universities globally. Only three Indian institutions – IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore and IIT Delhi- find a place in the top-200 of the QS […]

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The Judicial Presumption of Non-Citizenship

Abdul Kuddus, a resident of Assam had been declared a foreigner by the Foreigner’s Tribunal But his name had appeared in the final draft of the NRC for Assam along with his family There is a conflict in inclusion under NRC and exclusion under Foreigner Tribunals. This was a case asking the SC if the Foreigner Tribunal […]

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Green Shoots of Economic Growth

Naveen P. Singh & Ranjith P.C, ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, observe that agriculture would play a major role in achieving $5-trillion economy dream of India. Important Analysis Economic Survey reveals the India’s dream to become $5-trillion economy by 2024. The document lays down a clear strategy to augment the growth of […]

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Drug Trafficking

Drug Trafficking

Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws. UNODC is continuously monitoring and researching global illicit drug markets in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of their dynamics.  Data on Drug Trafficking According to NCRB Report 2016, a total 350862 Kg […]

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