National Green Tribunal (NGT)

National Green Tribunal (NGT) Context: Supreme Court has held in a judgment recently that NGT is a “unique” institution established for enforcement of environmental rights protected under the Right to Life and the Parliament has not excessively delegate power to the Centre by authorising it to establish […]

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 […]

Appointment of Judges

Appointment of Judges   Context: • Recently, the Chief Justice of India in conversation with U.S. Supreme Court judge held that Idea that judges appoint judges is wrong and the Executive is one of the key stakeholders.   What is the procedure? • The judges […]

Marital Rape – Legal Challenges

Marital Rape – Legal Challenges   Context: • In the recent past there are arguments challenging the constitutionality of the marital rape exception in Section 375 of the IPC.   Background: • The cases that come before the courts virtually always affect the outcomes of […]

National Judicial Infrastructure

National Judicial Infrastructure Context: ·       As per the information made available by the High Courts, as on 28.02.2022 there are 20,814 Court Halls and 18,319 Residential Units available for Judicial Officers/Judges in the country against the working strength of 19,350 Judges/Judicial Officers of District and […]

USTTAD

USTTAD Context: ·       Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development (USTTAD) scheme was launched on  2015 to preserve the rich heritage of traditional arts/crafts of minorities. ·       The scheme aims at capacity building and updating the traditional skills of master craftsmen/artisans, documentation […]

PMKVY

PMKVY Context: • The Government has launched the third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0) on 15.01.2021, to train 8.00 lakh youths across the country, including North Eastern Region (NER), with an outlay of Rs. 948.90 crore.   About PMKVY 3.0: • […]