How is a language declared ‘classical’ in India, what benefits it enjoys?

Context At the recently concluded 93rd edition of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, a resolution was passed demanding the declaration of Marathi as a ‘Classical’ language, Loksatta reported. In many of its conventions in the past, the body has made this demand. What are ‘Classical’ languages in India, and Read More …

Taal volcano in the Philippines

Context Recently In the Philippines, a volcano called Taal on the island of Luzon, 50 km from Manila, erupted , spewing lava on the ground, and ash and smoke into the sky. Although Taal is a tiny volcano, the eruption has caused concerns in the Philippines. There are several reasons: A complex Read More …

Article 131 of the Constitution and CAA

Context The Kerala government moved the Supreme Court against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The Pinarayi Vijayan-led government, the first state to challenge the law, filed a petition under Article 131 of the Constitution and asked for the law to be declared unconstitutional and in violation of Articles 14 (equality before law), Read More …

Must Read News Articles-January-14-2020

Inscriptions confirms presence of two medieval monastries at Moghalmari SC not to review Sabarimala case, to examine larger issues. Is a new India rising? PM and world leaders to attend Raisina Dialogue Reshaping the Gulf Retail inflation at 5-year high of 7.3% in December In the name of Self Defence Read More …

Must Read News Articles-January-13-2020

Tripura HC says social media posting a fundamental right The warp and weft of religious liberty Matter of Interpretation: On NCRB’s Crime in India Report 2018 Favouring public order over justice India’s under – 5 girls face high mortaity Private Property is a fundamental right, says SC Undermining the Republic Read More …

Must Read News Articles-January-11-2020

Poll bonds worth Rs.6,000 crore sold in 2 years Sec 144 not a tool to suppress opinion: SC Human Rights are not solely an internal matter Union Home Ministry notifies CAA provisions SC: review ‘forthwith’ orders curbing basic rights, free movement in J&K The laws being used to suspend Internet, Read More …

Must Read News Articles-January-10-2020

MPs approve Brexit Bill, UK set for Jan. 31 exit India, Srilanka hold ‘productive’ talks CDS and the path to joint-manship A nation losing democratic steam Soleimani killing prompts Govt to tighten drone rules Deciphering the CDS Limited scope for a sharp recovery In riot cases, the signature of the Read More …