Uncertainty in Sri Lankan Parliament

Uncertainty in Sri Lankan Parliament Context: • Seeing the likely chances of protests spreading across the country, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has proposed a constitutional amendment – repealing the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, and bringing back clauses of the 19th Amendment as the 21st […]

Rural Local Bodies

Rural Local Bodies Context: • The Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu recently called for devolving 3Fs—Funds, Functions and Functionaries to empower rural local bodies for their holistic growth and to achieve national development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Background: • The Vice President mentioned […]

Judiciary Getting Drawn into Theology

Judiciary Getting Drawn into Theology Context: • The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday upheld the ban on the wearing of hijab (head scarf) by students in schools and colleges in the State. • It held that wearing the hijab is not an essential religious practice […]

Rights & Duties

Rights & Duties Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to suggest a dichotomy between the rights and duties of citizens when he said last week that the country had wasted a lot of time “fighting for rights” and “neglecting one’s duties”. Rights and Duties Go […]