What is a state of emergency?

What is a state of emergency? In a state of emergency, a government has the authority to execute certain actions that it’s not normally permitted to perform. A particular government can invoke a state of emergency during civil unrest, a disaster, or an armed conflict. In this situation, the government Read More …

What is special category status?

What is Special Category status? While the Constitution does not have any provision for categorisation of any state as a Special Category Status (SCS) State, but considering the fact that some areas in India are historically disadvantaged as compared to others, the Centre has assisted states with funds in the Read More …

What is active, passive euthanasia and ‘living will’?

Context: The Supreme Court, in a landmark judgment on Friday, decided that passive euthanasia will be legally allowed henceforth in India. The apex court also laid down guidelines for “living will” made by terminally-ill patients who beforehand know about their chances of slipping into a permanent vegetative state. These guidelines Read More …

Diu becomes first UT to run completely on solar power

Context: Taking giant leaps in the sector of solar power generation, Diu has become nation’s first ever renewable energy surplus Union Territory (UT) in just three years. Diu now runs 100 percent on solar power energy. Other details: Becoming fully solar energy efficient has helped the UT in cutting down Read More …

SC Constitution Bench holds passive euthanasia, living wills permissible

Context: In a historic decision, the Supreme Court on Friday declared passive euthanasia and the right of persons, including the terminally ill, to give advance directives to refuse medical treatment permissible. More details of the Judgement: A Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, in three concurring opinions, upheld that Read More …

The Prohibition of Unlawful Assembly (Interference with the Freedom of Matrimonial Alliances) Bill

Context: The Prohibition of Unlawful Assembly (Interference with the Freedom of Matrimonial Alliances) Bill has been doing the rounds among States for the past seven years. About the Bill: The proposed law, drafted by the Law Commission of India, is meant to penalise honour killings and uphold the right of Read More …

Karnataka govt. unveils State flag

Context: The Siddaramaiah government unveiled the State flag ( nada dhwaja ) for Karnataka. Other Facts: If approved by the Centre, Karnataka will be the second State to have a flag after Jammu and Kashmir. The red-white-yellow flag has the State emblem at the centre. The proposal will be now sent to Read More …

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Female foeticide a shame: Modi Ringing in change, government style Chance for peace: on US and North Korea’s relations A new NAM for the new norm Trump says new tariffs will be ‘very fair’ Blue Star tribunal focusses on Indian sensitivities China says ties with India continue to grow SC Read More …