Places of Worship Act

Places of Worship Act   Context: Amidst the controversy going on around the Gyanvapi Mosque, the law which was passed in 1991 has come into relevance.   What is the issue? A video survey at the Gyanvapi Mosque compex was done where a Shivling is […]

An Insight Into Section 124 A

An Insight Into Section 124 A   Context: • In a brief order delivered in S.G. Vombatkere vs Union of India, a three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India effectively suspended the operation of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code.     Why […]

Minority Status to Communities

Minority Status to Communities Context: A public interest litigation (PIL) under the consideration of the Supreme Court of India challenges the power of the Centre to notify minority communities at a national level.   About: The PIL explicitly challenges the constitutionality of Section 2(f) of […]

India Hypertension Control Initiative

India Hypertension Control Initiative   Context:   A project called the India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) finds that nearly 23% out of 2.1 million Indians have uncontrolled blood pressure.   Background:   Recognising that hypertension is a severe and growing public health problem in India, […]

Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Report

Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Report Context: The J&K Delimitation Commission submitted its final report on May 5, 2022, two years after it was appointed to redraw the electoral boundaries in Jammu and Kashmir as per the mandate set by the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Act, […]

Controlling Inflation

Controlling Inflation Context: The recent action of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to raise the repo rate by 40 basis points and cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 50 basis points is a recognition of the serious situation with respect to inflation in our country […]

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs)

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs)   Context: • Unmanned Vehicle technology has seen significant progress in the past decade with research and development in the areas of defence, mining, construction, waste management, agricultural equipment, seaborne shipping, wildlife monitoring and unmanned aerial vehicles. Background: • Unmanned Ground […]

Palm Oil Exports from Indonesia

Palm Oil Exports from Indonesia   Context: • Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer of palm oil, would be banning all exports of the commodity to reduce domestic shortages of cooking oil and bring down its skyrocketing prices. Background: • According to the United States Department […]