Addressing Pendency of Cases

Addressing Pendency of Cases Context: The Chief Justice of India (CJI), speaking at the India-Singapore Mediation Summit in July 2021 had said that mediation should be made mandatory as a first step in dispute resolution and that a law should be framed in this regard. […]

Eco Fragile Himalayas

Eco Fragile Himalayas Context: Environmental issues have failed to dominate the campaign in an eco-fragile Uttarakhand Background: The frequent disasters in Uttarakhand are not only caused by nature but also due to an indiscriminate increase in hydropower projects. Uttarakhand mountain ecosystem faces various threats such […]

Indo- German Relations

Indo- German Relations Context: A military vessel probably will not be your first thought when it comes to Germany’s role in India. Nonetheless, against all odds, the German Navy frigate Bayern landed in Mumbai on Thursday, January 20, 2022. A port call (picture) which might […]

Space Debris

Space Debris     Context:   A Chinese satellite had a near collision with one of the many chunks of debris left by the fallout of a recent Russian anti-satellite missile test, state media reported.     Orbital Debris More than 27,000 pieces of orbital […]

Election commission

Election commission   Context:   The attendance of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and his Election Commissioner (EC) colleagues at an “informal” meeting with the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister has brought renewed focus on the independence and impartiality of the Election Commission of India (ECI). The CEC’s initial […]

GST Compensation

GST Compensation     Introduction: It has been claimed that the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax(GST) in India was a grand experiment in cooperative federalism in which both the Union and the States joined hands to evolve a value-added tax on goods and services. Although the rate structure was presumed […]

Federalism at Stake

Federalism at Stake Context: The Union Government is planning to acquire for itself overriding powers to transfer IAS and IPS officers through central deputation. Doing away with requirement of taking the approval of the state governments. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) wrote to […]

Defensive Aggression of Russia

Defensive Aggression of Russia   Context: Keeping in mind the migrant crisis in Poland – Belarus border and the mobilisation of the Russian troops in the Ukranian border, it is important to analyse the Russian security strategies. Background: Catherine the Great, the 18th century empress […]

Genocide

Genocide Context: In the last few weeks, incendiary speeches by Yati Narsinghanand at a religious assembly have reignited discussion regarding hate speech, and the limits of the law. The speeches made include calls for the genocide of Muslims in India and can be seen as […]