Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)

Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Context: The new Chief Information Commissioner pays a courtesy call on the Union Minister and provides an update on the disposal rate of RTI applications. Relevance: GS-02 (Constitutional Bodies) Main highlights: As per CIC data, a total of 11,499 RTI Appeals/Complaints […]

Re-criminalising Adultery

Re-criminalising Adultery Context: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs recently proposed the reinstatement of adultery as a criminal offense in India, albeit on gender-neutral grounds, seeking to safeguard the sanctity of marriage. This recommendation comes after a unanimous 2018 Supreme Court decision decriminalized adultery, […]

Digital Government Senior Leaders Program

Digital Government Senior Leaders Program Context: The National e-Governance Division (NeGD) is orchestrating the Digital Government Senior Leaders Program as part of the Digital India initiative. Main highlights: This collaborative program with IIM-Bangalore is scheduled to take place from November 20-25, 2023. The six-day intensive […]

Simultaneous Elections

Simultaneous Elections   Context: The Union Government’s recent notification on the formation of a six-member panel to explore the feasibility of simultaneous elections has reignited a longstanding debate. Simultaneous elections for the Lok Sabha, State assemblies, and local bodies were a norm during the initial […]

Project Collaboration Agreement

Project Collaboration Agreement Context: The Ministry of Ayush and the World Health Organization (WHO) have formally entered into a ‘Project Collaboration Agreement’ focusing on Traditional and Complementary Medicine. Relevance: GS – 2 (India and its Neighbourhood) Main highlights: The initial phase of this agreement is […]

Rat Hole Mining

Rat Hole Mining Context: The recent rescue of 41 workers from the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand shed light on the usage of rat-hole mining, a method once prevalent in Meghalaya but later banned due to its hazardous nature. This mining technique, involving cramped tunnels and […]