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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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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Combat

Combating Desertification

India on the occasion of World Day to combat desertification and drought said as in the past it will play a leadership role and will lead by example in combating desertification.  India will be hosting the fourteenth session of Conference of Parties (COP – 14) from 29th August – 14th September 2019. As per the […]

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Teenage Pregnancies Increase Chance of Child Malnutrition By 10%-WHO Report

Recently, Global Childhood Report 2019 released by UK-based NGO Save the Children has stated that India has been gradually improving its performance in preventing child marriage and related health indicators. According to the report, India has strived to bring down the number of married girls in the age group of 15-19 years by 51% in […]

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FIRST PAST THE POST SYSTEM

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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UCT QUESTION AND ANSWER FOR ECONOMY

1.   Which of the following statements related to the Human Development Index is/are correct? 1.   It measures the social and economic development of the nations. 2.   The HDI assigns equal weight to all dimension indices such as knowledge and understanding, a long and healthy life, and an acceptable standard of living. 3.   HDI includes dimensions […]

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