Rules for Administration of Jammu & Kashmir

Context Recently, the Union government has notified rules for administration in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir that specify the functions of the Lieutenant Governor (LG) and the Council of Ministers. Functions of Lieutenant Governor (LG)…

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Report & Indices: Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2020

Context Recently, Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2020 was released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI). Key Findings: India lifted as many as 270 million people…

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[Tribes in News] Rabari, Bharvad and Charan Communities

Context The Gujarat government said that a five-member commission will be formed to identify the members of Rabari, Bharvad and Charan communities, living in nesses (tiny, oval-shaped hutments made of…

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Election Commission and Elections

Context Political parties are increasingly voicing concerns over holding elections in Bihar amid a pandemic. Back to Basics Is the EC empowered to delay elections at will? The Election Commission (EC) is…

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