Current Affair Category: Governance/Polity/Law

February 21, 2024

Understanding Money Bills and the Ongoing Constitutional Challenge         

Introduction: Money Bills serve as an expedited avenue for Parliament to enact laws, offering a streamlined process compared to regular bills. However, discerning which bills qualify for this designation isn’t straightforward, leading to constitutional scrutiny. The Supreme Court is currently tasked with clarifying the criteria for categorizing bills as money bills, a matter underscored by […]

February 21, 2024

Supreme Court’s Decision to Invalidate Chandigarh Mayor Election Under Article 142: Analysis and Impact         

Introduction: The recent Supreme Court ruling, led by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices J B Pardiwala and Manoj Misra, has stirred significant discourse by quashing the outcome of Chandigarh’s mayoral election held on January 30. While the verdict upheld the electoral process, it deemed the election result as “contrary to law” and declared […]

February 21, 2024

Remembering Fali S Nariman: A Look at 9 Landmark Cases       

Fali S Nariman, a revered jurist and Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India, passed away at the age of 95 on February 21. His illustrious legal career spanning over 75 years was marked by his involvement in several pivotal cases that shaped Indian constitutional law. Here’s a retrospective on some of these notable […]

February 19, 2024

Overview of the PMFME Scheme Awareness Programme in Srinagar                           

Recently, a one-day awareness programme focusing on the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) scheme took place in Srinagar. Let’s delve into the details of this scheme and its significance. Understanding the PMFME Scheme The Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme, initiated on June 29, 2020, is a […]

February 19, 2024

Promoting Indian Languages in Education: Bharatiya Bhasha Samiti’s Initiative

Introduction: Recently, the Chairman of Bharatiya Bhasha Samiti emphasized the importance of promoting Indian languages in education. He announced that textbooks would soon be accessible in Indian languages through digital platforms. About Bharatiya Bhasha Samiti: Bharatiya Bhasha Samiti, established by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 2021, serves as a High-Powered Committee for […]

February 15, 2024

Challenges in Implementing the Swachhata Green Leaf Rating System for Hospitality Sector

Introduction: The Swachhata Green Leaf Rating system, designed to enhance hygiene and sanitation standards in the hospitality sector, faces obstacles as states have yet to embrace it despite efforts by the Union Tourism Ministry. Overview of Swachhata Green Leaf Rating: The Swachhata Green Leaf Rating system, a government-led initiative, aims to elevate hygiene and sanitation […]

February 15, 2024

Supreme Court Declares Electoral Bonds Scheme Unconstitutional: Grounds of Verdict

Introduction: The Supreme Court of India, in a landmark decision, deemed the electoral bonds scheme unconstitutional, citing various legal concerns. The verdict, delivered by a five-judge bench, addressed pivotal issues ranging from donor privacy to the fundamental right to information. Here, we delve into the grounds on which the verdict was based. Background: The electoral […]

February 14, 2024

Unveiling the GROW Portal: NITI Aayog’s Green Initiative

Introduction • In a recent development spearheaded by a distinguished Member of NITI Aayog, the Greening and Restoration of Wasteland with Agroforestry (GROW) report and portal have been launched. This portal, now accessible to all, marks a pivotal moment in sustainable land management efforts across India. Portal Highlights: • The GROW portal, seamlessly integrated into […]

February 13, 2024

Farmers’ Return to Delhi: Contrasting the Current Protest with the 2020-21 Movement

Introduction: • The resurgence of farmers’ protests heading towards Delhi in 2024 marks a significant shift from the previous yearlong agitation of 2020-21. Not only are the demands different, but also the leadership behind the movement has undergone notable changes. This article delves into the key distinctions between the two protests, shedding light on the […]

February 6, 2024

Understanding the Provisions of the New Public Examinations Bill to Combat Cheating

Introduction: • Recently introduced in Parliament, the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024, aims to address the issue of cheating and malpractices in public examinations. This bill, with its stringent penalties, seeks to bring greater transparency, fairness, and credibility to the examination system. Defining “Unfair Means” in Examinations: • The bill outlines various […]

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