Can government freebie promises be banned in India: SC raises concerns
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Can government freebie promises be banned in India: SC raises concerns

Five kgs of rice, a laptop, a cycle, a 2- BHK flat etc., all these for free free free! You might have heard this from various political parties during election campaigns for the vote bank. So, are these “fokat ka maal ya muft ka tohfa?”. These are nothing but actual government freebies, in simple words, any goods or services that the government offers to the citizens for free. Freebies can include both free goodies or a scheme offering services for the people. There are several other examples of freebies distributed by the political parties in many states, such as the free DTC buses in Delhi, 1 lakh rupees to newly wedded brides in poor families in Telangana and a bunch of last-minute schemes by the Rajasthan Government etc. 

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Famous Landmark Cases of India
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Famous Landmark Cases of India

Some cases keep us entertained, while some are so significant that it paves the way for bringing a fundamental change in society and shaping it for a better future. Despite a large number of cases (lodged, disposed and pending), few cases garner huge public attention either because of the graveness of the matter, the people involved in the case or because of the coverage it got on social media or in the prime time of all the news channels. 

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Why was Emergency declared in India in 1975?
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Why was Emergency declared in India in 1975?

Emergency in 1975 was one of “the darkest periods” India could have ever witnessed in its entire history when over 1 lakh people, including eminent personalities like Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Morarji Desai, Biju Patnaik, Chandra Shekhar & many more, were arrested. In short, whosoever went against the Indira Gandhi-led government was sent behind the bars. It was a time when an atmosphere of fear was created, and our democracy was badly threatened. Altogether, an emergency is often considered the darkest phase in India whenever declared and when one says “Emergency”, how can we not mention “Indira Gandhi”? The emergency is considered synonymous with Indira Gandhi for a reason. 

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National Herald Case- Accusations against Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi
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National Herald Case- Accusations against Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former party Chief Rahul Gandhi have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in the National Herald Case. The whole scam is alleged to have been planned by the Gandhi family of Congress, while some are referring to it as an act of blasphemy against the family who had an illustrious lineage starting from Jawaharlal Nehru, the first PM of the country. 

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UPSC 2022 Syllabus: IAS Prelims, Mains & Interview Stages
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UPSC 2022 Syllabus: IAS Prelims, Mains & Interview Stages

Civil Services Exam (IAS Exam), the most desired exam of all, is conducted by UPSC every year to recruit candidates for several services & posts in the Indian Government. This 2- stage exam comprises the following:

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Quick Weekly Round Up on Latest News [18th July’ 22 – 23rd July’ 22
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Quick Weekly Round Up on Latest News [18th July’ 22 – 23rd July’ 22

After an entire week, we have collected trending news and legal affairs in our Weekly wrap- up. With big- time controversies, drowning currencies, rising politics and perpetuating crimes; India had witnessed a lot of events taking place this whole time. Therefore, we have tried to wrap it up in our article.  In this article, click on the attached links in each weekly update to read the entire story.

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Droupadi Murmu: First Tribal President of India
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Droupadi Murmu: First Tribal President of India

India scripted history after Droupadi Murmu became the first tribal President of India. Her election as a President was absolutely one- sided and was not contested at all. On defeating the Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha, she also became the second woman President of India. The Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha was with Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress who was picked up as a candidate after Farooq Abdullah, Sharad Pawar & Gopakrishna Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson) refused to run for the post. In this article, we will be running through her early life & career, struggles, political career and many more.

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Salary of the President of India: Comparison with other countries
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Salary of the President of India: Comparison with other countries

Whether it’s the philosopher President Dr Radhakrishnan, a passionate educationist Dr Zakir Hussain, or the people’s Presidents Dr APJ Abdul Kalam & Raisina Hill, they all have been some of the finest brains ever produced in our country. All of them were unique indeed & held great leadership qualities as Presidents. Under Article 52 of our Indian Constitution, the President is the first citizen and head of the Indian state. He acts as the symbol of the integrity and solidarity of the nation. 

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National Emblem Row: Controversy in the Indian Parliament around Ashoka Pillar
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National Emblem Row: Controversy in the Indian Parliament around Ashoka Pillar

"Since when did Ashoka’s lions bare their fangs? And they never snarled before," a Twitter user asked.

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List of Presidents & Prime Ministers around the world
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List of Presidents & Prime Ministers around the world

Every country in the world has different systems of government wherein few countries like China and Russia follow communism. Even with these differences, the only thing common among all these countries is that there is only one head of the state either the Prime Minister or the President. Over time & again, India’s PM Modi has maintained the top spot on the Global Leader Approval list including this year (2022) by defeating the Presidents of many popular nations like US President Joe Biden. 

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Right to vote in India
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Right to vote in India

“You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it, that’s the way we move forward”. Don’t worry, we are not forcing our thoughts on you but rather reminding you that we as a citizen have the most powerful non-violent weapon in our country. Not with guns or rifles but a single vote can easily turn the tables for Indian politics, all thanks to our Constitution. 

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Modus Operandi of Security Coverage in India
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Modus Operandi of Security Coverage in India

Do you know, that Business Tycoon Mukesh Ambani was granted Z+ security since 2013, the highest safety protocol in India? Recently, Tripura High Court passed an interim order, directing an officer from the Ministry of Home Affairs to bring files maintained regarding the assessment of threat perception in relation to Mukesh Ambani, his wife and children on the basis of which security has been granted to them. The said order has now been stayed by SC when the order was challenged.

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What is Floor Test? All you must know about it amidst political crisis
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What is Floor Test? All you must know about it amidst political crisis

“The collective trust in the legislature is founded on the bedrock of the constitutional trust”. With Eknath Shinde becoming Chief Minister, finally, we have an outcome of the political turmoil going on in Maharashtra for the past 10 days. Amidst the entire ordeal, we kept reading about the possibility of a floor test being conducted, a term not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution but a tool devised to check that the government enjoys the confidence of the legislative body (representative of the people).

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What are election laws & how are elections held in India?
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What are election laws & how are elections held in India?

India, after securing its independence, was declared a sovereign, secular, socialist & democratic republic, it was only after 1947 when India rode down the road to becoming the world’s largest democracy with the motto “of the people, by the people, for the people”. The people of our country are unrestricted to form their political parties. In order to form a government, they must choose their representatives from the available political parties. Since the 17th century, elections have been the most obvious procedure through which modern representative democracy has functioned. This procedure is also used in various other private and business official doms. In this article, we will discuss about the election laws in India.

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Raising legal marriage age for women
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Raising legal marriage age for women

An Indian wedding is gradually becoming a way for people to show off their social status, all ‘courtesy to Bollywood’. As shocking as it might sound, but Indian parents usually spend more on lavish weddings and dowry than on education, especially in case of daughters, who are married at an early age sacrificing their education due to societal and peer pressure. But don’t you agree that even a thought like this must be considered as “ridiculous as drinking poison to satiate one’s thirst?” 

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How a bill is passed in India?
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How a bill is passed in India?

“Parliament has been my temple, Constitution my holy book 📖”, as once said by Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee in his last address to the nation. Well! All we can say is that in the Indian democracy, Parliament is indeed a temple and Constitution, a sacred textbook. It is obvious that the role of the Indian Parliament is underestimated, but it plays a very significant role in the country’s legislative process by way of enactments.

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What are Zero Hour and Question Hour in the Parliament
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What are Zero Hour and Question Hour in the Parliament

The Winter Session of the Parliament started on a stormy note with a lot of debates and protests going on in both the Houses with regards to the controversial bills being passed. As we all know that the basic essence of the Indian Parliament is to make laws for its citizens and all legislative proposals have to be introduced in the form of bills before the Parliament. Therefore a bill is nothing but a statute in draft and it cannot become a law unless it has received the approval of both the Houses of Parliament and assent of the President of India.

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Upcoming Bills in Winter Session of Parliament 2021
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Upcoming Bills in Winter Session of Parliament 2021

Winter is here. And so is the Winter Session of the Indian Parliament! This time it is scheduled from 29th November, 2021 to 23rd December, 2021 with special adherence to COVID- 19 protocols. This date is nowadays approved by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. In this Session, there will be 20 working days (i.e. 20 sittings). Every day there will be one hour of Question Hour and one hour dedicate to Zero Hour by both Houses of Parliament. Last year, the winter session could not be held due to the pandemic. The last three Parliamentary session were also curtailed due to the COVID scare. 

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