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Plea in SC on voting rights of undertrials and convicts

A petition has been filed in Supreme Court which has questioned the electoral laws which denies undertrials and convicts their right to vote. Voting Rights of Undertrials and Convicts: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the law which bars undertrials and convicts from voting. Section 62(5) of the Representation of the… Read More »

CSIR plans genome sequencing to map population diversity

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has planned to roll out a major mission to sequence the genes of a 1,000 rural youth across India aims at educating a generation of students on the significance of genomics. Key Facts of the Project: The project is an adjunct to a much larger government-led programme, still in… Read More »

EC curbs campaigning by Yogi, Mayawati, Maneka and Azam

Yogi, Mayawati, Maneka, and Azam has been restricted on the campaigning for violating the model code of conduct by Election Commission. Key Facts: The EC put a 72-hour prohibition on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and a 48-hour ban on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, beginning at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. The restrictions… Read More »

Exports outpace imports at 11% in March

India’s exports have risen by 11% in March from a year earlier, while imports were up by 1.44% during the same period,according to data released by the commerce and Industry ministry. Highlights: The Exports of goods in 2018-19 hit a new high of $331 billion, breaching the previous high of $314 billion clocked in 2013-14.… Read More »

Tough times for NBFCs

India’s non-banking financial companies (NBFC) sector is roiled by a series of defaults by the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) group of companies. The NBFC’s crisis has also been called as India’s “Lehman Moment” since it can have “contagion impact” on the entire Indian Economy due to the exposure of IL&FS to various banks… Read More »

Biopiracy & Forest dweller’s rights

Karnataka High Court has issued a notice to the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) following a public interest petition accusing the authority of callousness towards protecting the country’s biodiversity. The Supreme Court in February 2019 ruled that over 1.12 million households from 17 States are to be evicted by the State governments before July 27 who… Read More »

Guidelines on Election Manifesto for UPSC IAS Exam

The Election Commission has fixed the outer limit for the release of political party manifestos, under the Model Code of Conduct, putting a prohibition of 48 hours before polling. About Election Manifesto: An election manifesto is the list of promises to citizens which is issued by the respected political party. The list shows the ideology… Read More »

Ramappa temple for World heritage site

The Ramappa Temple at Palampet near Warangal may become the first UNESCO heritage site in Telangana, under the name, The Glorious Kakatiya Temples and Gateways. Key Facts: Ramappa Temple also known as the Ramalingeswara temple, is located 77 km from Warangal, the ancient capital of the Kakatiya dynasty, 157 km from Hyderabad in the state… Read More »

Climate Change may hit India’s Wind power

A study researchers from Harvard University, U.S., and National Climate Center in Beijing, China has found the potential electricity production of windmills across India had decreased by about 13%. Key Facts: Increased warming in the Indian Ocean and the resultant weakening of the Indian summer monsoon may impact India’s goal of leading the world’s wind… Read More »