Polity & Governance

Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc; Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure; Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels; Separation of powers between various organs; Parliament and State Legislatures; Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity; Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act; Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

Arguments For And Against Big Tech Companies

Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Twitter, Amazon are generally called Big Tech companies. These companies are being seen as becoming too big for their boots. Arguments In Favour of Big Tech Companies We are all ardent users of Big Tech goods and services. Big Tech companies provide citizens powerful platforms to transact, express themselves, seek out …

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Role Of Powerful Online Platforms In The Free Speech

Internet giants are cracking down on fringe groups online after the deadly attack on the US Capitol on 6 January 2021.  By 12 January, Twitter had suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with QAnon, a conspiracy collective built around the notion that Trump is a bulwark against child sex trafficking rings run by satanic pedophiles …

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None Including The Judiciary Is Supreme, Only The Constitution Is: Vice President

Vice President of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu on November 25 asserted that none of the three organs of the ‘State’ can claim to be supreme as only the Constitution is supreme and the legislature, the executive and the judiciary are bound to work within the respective domains as defined …

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RAISE 2020

Daily PIB News (October 5): Prime Minister Inaugurates RAISE 2020

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated RAISE 2020, a Mega Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI) on October 5. RAISE 2020 is a global meeting of minds to exchange ideas and chart a course for using AI for social transformation, inclusion and empowerment in areas like Healthcare, Agriculture, Education and Smart Mobility, among other sectors. …

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Importance Of Question Hour In India’s Parliamentary Democracy

Parliament will meet on September 14, 2020 after a long time.  But the Monsoon session will be a truncated one, and most importantly, the session will not have Question Hour, and only a curtailed Zero Hour. This article will discuss the importance of question hour in India’s parliamentary democracy and all the related aspects. The …

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Does Anti-Defection Law Fail Its Purpose?

Recent political crises in Manipur and Rajasthan yet again highlighted the fault of India’s anti-defection law. The Rajasthan High Court’s stay on defection proceedings was also criticized by the experts for ignoring the previous judgments of the apex court. The anti-defection law’s main purpose is to deter legislators from defecting from their political parties. Defection …

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Cancellation Of MPLADS

Notes On Indian Polity: Cancellation Of MPLADS

As a part of government’s efforts to address the challenges in the fight against COVID-19, the government has decided to cancel MPLADS for two years. In financial and administrative point of view, this is a good move. In an unprecedented move, the Union Cabinet on April 6 passed an ordinance that suspends the MPLADS (Members …

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Indian Polity Notes: Parliament’s Constitutional Role During Pandemic

In order to save costs as India tackles the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has started has modified its rules to reduce the salary and allowances of Members of Parliament and Ministers, and the Union Cabinet has decided to cancel the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for two years. The 30% cut in …

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