Current Affairs, 17 November 2018

Current Affairs, 17 November 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Women related issues.   Maternity Benefit Act What to study? For Prelims: Maternity Benefit Act- key features. For Mains: Significance of the act and challenges in its implementation, what needs to be done?   Context: In a bid to encourage employers, especially in the private sector, to…

Current Affairs, 15 November 2018

Current Affairs, 15 November 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.   Rs 75 commemorative coin to mark anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Bose What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features of the commemorative coin, flag hoisting by…

Current Affairs, 13 November 2018

Current Affairs, 13 November 2018   G.S Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   National Green Tribunal (NGT)   What to study? For Prelims: All about NGT. For Mains: Pollution in Delhi, how staple burning is related to this event?, what needs to be done now?   Context: Stating that State governments had…

IS SOCIAL MEDIA THE RIGHT PLATFORM TO EXERCISE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION?

IS SOCIAL MEDIA THE RIGHT PLATFORM TO EXERCISE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION? When Australian great Greg Chappell-coached Indian cricket team embarrassingly exited from the 2007 Cricket World Cup, fortunately there was no social media to singe great cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav 1 Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag. But media lost no time…

Current Affairs, 10 November 2018

Current Affairs, 10 November 2018 Paper 2: Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Double jeopardy   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Meaning, features, significance and issues associated with Article 20 of the Constitution.   Context: The Supreme Court of India has ruled that the bar of double…

Current Affairs, 31 October 2018

Current Affairs, 31 October 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.   Sardar Patel Statue of Unity   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Significance of the statue of unity and role and contributions of Sardar Vallabhai Patel…

Current Affairs, 30 October 2018

Current Affairs, 30 October 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA)   What to study? For Prelims: About CARA and Missionaries of Charity. For Mains: Significance and role of CARA in monitoring adoptions in the country, a brief overview of Hague Convention.   Context: Three years…

LEGAL AWARENESS 29102018A

Cancellation of conditional Gift Deed is valid: Supreme Court held   A deed executed as gift deed but subject to conditions is incomplete and can be cancelled before the conditions are fulfilled, the Supreme Court has clarified in S. Sarojini Amma vs. Vellayudhan Pillai Sreekumar The decision was rendered by a Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee in an…

LEGAL AWARENESS 28102018D

Centre Asks Internet Providers to Block 827 Porn Websites The Central government has directed Internet Service Providers to block 827 websites that host pornographic content. This follows an order of Uttarakhand High Court, official sources said. While the Uttarakhand High Court has asked to block 857 websites, the Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) found…

LEGAL AWARENESS 28102018C

SC To Launch “Swachh Nyayalaya” Project On Law Day (Nov 26) Clean Courts With New Washrooms & Weeding Out Of Old Files On The Cards With a view to extend the Centre’s flagship Swachh Bharat campaign to courts, the Supreme Court of India is set to launch the “Swachh Nyayalaya” project. Chief Justice of India…