A digital initiative to promote ease of agricultural exports

Context: In a digital initiative to promote ease of agricultural exports from India, the Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation has launched digital initiatives by Export Inspection Council (EIC). About the Initiatives: EIC launched the flagship project of Digital India initiative to keep pace with changing dynamics Read More …

Right to Convert is a Fundamental Right

Context: The 61-pagejudgment published by the Supreme Court in the case of Hadiya entails that ‘Right to Convert’ is fundamental right of choice. The Supreme Court held that a person’s right to choose a religion and marry is an intrinsic part of her meaningful existence. Neither the State nor “patriarchal Read More …

CJI IS THE ‘FIRST AMONG EQUALS’ & ‘MASTER OF ROSTER’

Context: The CJI is the master of the roster and had the sole discretion of deciding the composition of benches and assigning cases, the SC reiterated The apex court said thathere was no concept of “senior” or “junior” SC judges as all were equally competent to decide any case allotted Read More …

Index of Economic Freedom 2018

India has jumped 13 places in the last one year to 130th spot in the latest annual Index of Economic Freedom released by a top American think-tank the Heritage Foundation. In 2017, India was ranked at 143 among 180 countries. The report said Economic liberalisation measures, including industrial deregulation, privatisation of Read More …

Van Dhan Vikas Kendra

Context: The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has given its approval for the establishment of the first ever multipurpose ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendra’ on pilot basis in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh for providing skill upgradation and capacity building training and setting up of primary processing and value addition facility. Details of Read More …

Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018

Context: The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 for better protection and promotion of human rights in the country. Features of the Bill: It proposes to include “National Commission for Protection of Child Rights” as deemed Member of the Commission; It Read More …

POSHAN Abhiyaan (National Nutrition Mission)

Context: POSHAN Abhiyaan under Innovation component, envisages undertaking activities to be implemented intended to improve the service delivery system, capacity building of front line functionaries and community engagement for better nutritional outcomes. The successful pilots may be taken up later-on for scaling up in similar contextual specificities on a broader platform.  The Read More …

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Context: The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most notable change in the data protection regime in the last two decades. The law has been designed to protect the personal data of E.U. residents. Personal data is data that relates to an identifiable living individual and includes Read More …