Current Affair Category: Governance/Polity/Law

June 24, 2024

The National Forensic Infrastructure Enhancement Scheme (NFIES):

 Why in News ?The National Forensic Infrastructure Enhancement Scheme (NFIES) is a significant initiative approved  recently by the Indian Union Cabinet to strengthen the country’s forensic science capabilities. The scheme will be operated by the Union Home Ministry. The scheme will be a central sector scheme (100% financed by Central Government) with a total outlay […]

June 19, 2024


Why in News ? Govt in talks to revamp SHAKTI policy for coal linkage process What is SHAKTI Scheme ? The Shakti Scheme, also known as the Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyla (Coal) Transparently in India, is a policy implemented by the Ministry of Power in India. Key Features: Transparent Coal Allocation: The scheme […]

June 15, 2024

President’s power of pardon & Mercy:

Why in News? President Droupadi Murmu has rejected a mercy petition filed by Pakistani national Mohammed Arif who was sentenced to death for the December 22, 2000 terrorist attack at the Red Fort in which three people including two Army jawans were killed. The President’s decision, made on May 27, came after Arif failed to obtain relief […]

June 13, 2024

Supreme Court’s 2 judgments : CrPC

Why in News?  The Supreme Court  has recently  gave two significant judgments that impact the liberty of people accused of criminal offences. The first judgment says that the custody of an accused is not necessary prior to the filing of the charge sheet in certain criminal cases. If the lower courts strictly comply with the […]

June 12, 2024

The Speaker of the Lok Sabha : Power & functions

The Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s Parliament, plays a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of the house. Here are the key roles and powers of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha: Roles of the Speaker Presiding Officer: The Speaker presides over the sessions of the Lok Sabha, maintaining […]

June 10, 2024

Council of ministers (CoM)/Ministers of State (MoS):

Why in News ? Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister for a third consecutive term, alongside 71 ministers. 30 Cabinet Ministers, five Ministers of State (MoS) with Independent Charge, and 36 MoS took the oath of office and secrecy. President Droupadi Murmu administered the oaths. About council of ministers (CoM): The Council of […]

June 10, 2024

What is Transformative Constitutionalism?

Why in News? The term was recently used in an article. What  is Transformative constitutionalism? Transformative constitutionalism is a concept that emphasizes the ability of a constitution to be a tool for social change. It argues that the constitution is not a static document, but rather a living document that can be interpreted and applied […]

June 6, 2024

Special category status for Bihar and Andhra Pradesh:

With the General Elections throwing up a fractured mandate, Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) and Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party are set to play a key role in government formation at the Centre. As a result, their past demands for special category status for Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, respectively, are back in focus. The TDP […]

May 25, 2024

Allahabad HC Acquits Husband in Dowry & Harassment Case:

Why in News ?  The Allahabad High Court has acquitted and quashed the conviction and sentence of a husband in a case under Section 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act (DP Act) and IPC Sections 498A, 307, 323 and 34  IPC based on lack of credibility in the testimony of wife. The Court also held […]

May 24, 2024

What are Personality rights?

Personality rights in India are not a codified legal right but are recognized and protected through various existing legal principles and judicial pronouncements. These rights grant individuals control over aspects of their identity and how they are presented to the world. The closest statute to protect personality rights is Article 21 of the Constitution of India […]

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