Polity

25th January – The origin of the Constitution

The world marvels at how well the Indian Constitution has kept a diverse country together for more than 70 years. It’s robustness and durability rest on its many built-in safeguards securing citizens’ rights to freedom and justice and fair play which no government, however powerful, can hope to effectively recast within the space of a …

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16th January – Directly Elected Mayors

Metros have been deprived of empowered Mayors who can raise efficiency, productivity and liveability. Mayors in many global cities go on to lead their country, which possibly explains why they have been reduced to obscure, ceremonial figures by national parties in India. Need – The Economic Survey of 2017-18 notes that a third of the …

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10th January – The Indian Constitution’s unitary tilt

The recent political developments around the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have revealed some of the most significant crevices of Indian federalism. Many state governments (ruled by opposition parties) declared that they would not implement the legislation in their respective states. Constitutional provisions – Article 256 of the Constitution …

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18th December – Reservation for Anglo Indians

The Union Cabinet recently approved a proposal to end the constitutional provisions that guarantee the reservation of two seats for the Anglo-Indian community in the Lok Sabha and in State Assemblies. Background – Frank Anthony made the case for special representation on behalf of the community following which Mahatma Gandhi agreed to his request for …

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16th December – Explained – Anglo Indians

Recently, the Parliament passed the Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill, extending reservation for SC/STs but doing away with the provision for nomination of Anglo Indians to Lok Sabha and some state Assemblies. Who are Anglo-Indians? The Anglo-Indian community in India traces its origins to an official policy of the British East India Company to encourage marriages …

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12th December – Explained – The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Recently, the Parliament has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.  The Bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955, and seeks to make foreign illegal migrants of certain religious communities coming from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan eligible for Indian citizenship. How is citizenship acquired in India? In India, citizenship is regulated by the Citizenship Act, 1955.  The …

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Ancient Monuments And Archaeological Sites And Remains Act, 1958

Ancient Monuments Act 1958 has been proposed to be amended The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the introduction of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament. Aim | Ancient Monuments Act 1958 To make way for certain constructions limited strictly to public works …

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Public Premises Act, 1971 (Amendment )

Aim – Public Premises Act is to enable summary eviction proceedings in Residential Accommodation  Introduction | Public Premises Act The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for amendment in Section 2 and Section 3 of the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971 (PPE Act, 1971), by …

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Real Estate Act Comes Into Force | PIB Summary

Ending the nine year long wait, regulation of real estate sector involving over 76,000 companies across the county becomes a reality from tomorrow i.e May 1, 2017 with the Real Estate Act (Regulation & Development), 2016 coming into force.  Real Estate Act | Highlights With all the 92 Sections of the Act coming into effect …

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