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  Law commission’s report on death penalty News The Law Commission today recommended “swift” abolition of death penalty except in terror-related cases, noting it does not serve the penological goal of deterrence any more than…

WHY IN NEWS Within hours of the Manipur Assembly passing three bills at a special session in response to the violent protests demanding the implementation of the Inner Line Permit in Manipur for the past two months,…

TRIBAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (TAC) News The Maharashtra government may again find itself firefighting, as the proposal to form a new Tribal Advisory Council (TAC), under the fresh regime, is pending even after 10 months of…

Road Blocks in Make In India Drive   India has skill, abundant labour and, to top it all, English-speaking people. Yet, why has the country not seen FDI (foreign direct investment) gushing into it? Hurdles…

GST & Related Issues The Goods and Service Tax Bill or GST Bill, officially known as The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Second Amendment) Bill, 2014, proposes a national Value added Taxto be implemented in India from April 2016. "Goods and Services Tax"…

INTER-STATE RIVER WATER DISPUTES IN INDIA Some of the interstate river water disputes in India Cauvery water dispute between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. The Krishna water dispute between Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The…

Origin of Reservation India is divided into many endogamous groups i.e. castes and sub-castes, as a result of centuries of following Varnashrama Dharma, a social system which translates to "types" or "order". In olden times, the castes which were considered…

THE JUDGEMENT It directed the Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary to ensure that government servants, elected representatives and members of judiciary send their children to government-run primary schools. In its order, the State Government has also…

WAR ON WELFARE Be it education, health, agriculture, livelihood security, food security, panchayati raj institutions, drinking water or the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes sub-plan, central government funds earmarked for social protection have been cut. According to…

  Special category status Special category status for states was introduced in 1969 and was granted to 3 states namely, Assam, Nagaland and Jammu & Kashmir. The Special Category Status (SCS) essentially pertains to determine…

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