Indian Polity and Governance for UPSC

Discretionary Powers Of Governor

Discretionary Powers Of Governor In The Government Formation: Questions Raised By The Maharashtra Episode

Recently in Maharashtra, Governor had not been able to constitute the Assembly for more than a month after election results were notified. Finally, he constituted the Assembly only after the Supreme Court’s directive. Before this, he appointed an interim chief minister. He also accused of favouring a particular party by giving it more than enough …

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General Studies Contemporary Issues 06

All You Wanted To Know About The National Investigation Agency Act (NIA)

General Studies Contemporary Issues 06; UPSC 2020 : Recently, Chhattisgarh government challenged the constitutional validity of the National Investigation Act, 2008 in the Supreme Court. Petition filed by the state government has argued that the NIA should have no power over state policing matters. What is the NIA 2008? The National Investigation Agency is a …

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UPSC Prelims 2020 Model 03

Democracy Index 2019

General Studies Polity & Governance 01: Democracy Index 2019 The Economist on January 22, 2020 released the Democracy Index 2019. The list, which includes most democratic countries in the world, has revealed that India has dropped 10 places to be ranked 51st of 67 independent territories in the world. Erosion of Democratic Values in India …

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Article 131 And The Constitutional Relationship Between The Centre And States

Becoming the first state to approach the supreme Court against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, Kerala has filed a suit under Article 131 of the Constitution. Kerala has challenged the validity of the Citizenship Act, enacted by Parliament. What is Article 131? It empowers the Supreme Court to adjudicate on any matter involving the Central …

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Rajya Sabha's 25th session

UPSC 2020, Mains Model Question: What Is the Importance Of Rajya Sabha?

Question: UPSC Mains Model Question 05: What is the Importance of Rajya Sabha? Does Every State Need to have a second chamber? Give Your Arguments. Rajya Sabha recently completed its 250th assembly. The upper house of the parliament has made several important contributions in key constitutional and social legislation since 1952. The second chamber at …

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Arguments for and against Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019

General Studies (Indian Polity): What Are The Arguments For And Against Citizenship Bill?

General Studies Indian Polity 01; Contemporary Issues for UPSC Prelims and Mains; Issue: Arguments for and against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 Arguments Against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 Articles 5 to 11 of the Constitution deal with citizenship, and the Citizenship Act, 1955, lays down criteria for citizenship based on birth, descent, registration, naturalisation, and …

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Why Is Northeastern Region Seeing The Strongest Protests Against The Citizenship Bill?

Polity & Governance November 2019, Issue: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill; Relevant both for UPSC Prelims and Mains: India’s northeastern states have been witnessing strongest protest against the citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The bill which seeks to provide six non-Muslim communities who had moved to India before 31, 2014 has caused fear and panic in certain parts of …

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