Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal, and other Authorities Rules, 2020

Context Recently, the Union Ministry of Finance framed a new set of rules called the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal, and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other Conditions of Service of Members) Rules,…

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United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee

Context Recently, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee has reaffirmed that protesting peacefully, online or in person, is a fundamental human right. Back to Basics UN Human Rights Committee It is tasked…

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‘PRAGYATA’ Guidelines on Digital Education

Context Recently, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has released guidelines on digital education titled 'PRAGYATA'. Background The guidelines have been prepared by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). These are…

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Context Recently, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI)and Walk Free (an international anti-slavery organisation) released a report on slavery on the occasion of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (30th July). Key Findings It assessed the progress…

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Maheshwar, Mandu & Omkareshwar

Context Recently, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India’s DekhoApna Desh Webinar Series titled, “The Mystical Triangle- Maheshwar, Mandu & Omkareshwar” was organised. Back to Basics Maheshwar or Mahishmati One of…

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[Places in News] Hagia Sophia Museum: Turkey

Context Turkey’s highest court convened to decide whether Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia museum can be turned into a mosque. Back to Basics About the Hagia Sophia The 1,500-year-old structure, listed as…

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