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[Judiciary] Ex-CJI to Governor, Doctrine of Postponement, Lawyer database, Urdu 2nd Official

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EX-Cji as Kerala governor Anti-arguments Pro-arguments Justice Sathasivam notable judgments Doctrine of Postponement Lawyer databank to select judges SC 2013 rules on Death convicts Urdu as 2nd official language EX-Cji as kerala governor Why controversy? Ex-CJI Sathasivam was made Governor of Kerala, after Sheila’s resignation. Criticism Sathasivam defends Fali Nariman:This is most improper and unfortunate. I do not appreciate or …

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[Economic Survey] Ch13: Health, Women, Children- Policies, Acts, Schemes, Statistics, IMR, MMR, Beti Bachao, National Health Profile

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Prologue [Act 1] Health National Population Policy 2000 National health profile 2013 Health Schemes National health missions Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) ASHA Safe drinking water PMSSY Economic Survey: Health reform points [Act 2] Women and Children National policy for children 2013 Women and Child: Administrative Legal initiatives Anti-Sexual Harassment law 2013 Anti-Rape law 2013 National mission for empowerment …

[Elections] EVM Totalizer, VVPAT, Form20, Voter Confidentiality, Ballot Unit, Control Unit, Auxilliary Display Unit

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P1: Electronic Voting Machine (EVM): Basics P2: Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) P3: EVM Totalizer to prevent Voter Victimization? CSAT Sample MCQs Correct answers for MCQs P1: Electronic Voting Machine (EVM): Basics EVM is madeup of two units Control unit (CU) with the presiding officer. It’s memory lasts for ten years (even without constant electricity supply). It’s chip as …

[River Disputes] Polavaram Project Ordinance: Purpose, Benefits, Criticism Andhra Pradesh vs Telangana

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Polavaram Project: Objectives Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) Polavaram Ordinance Anti-ordinance arguments Polavaram Project: Objectives Official name: Indira Sagar Multipurpose project What are the objectives of this project? To interlink Godavari (Polavaram) & Krishna (Vijaywada) just before they merge into sea. (observe map) To Store water at Polavaram dam in West Godavari district. To Irrigate ~3 lakh hectre agricultural land. To …

[Bodies] Lokpal Selection Rules No. 10, Search Committee, Selection Committee, SC verdict

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What is the Relevance of this issue with UPSC Mains exam? (GS2): Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies (GS2): transparency and accountability (GS4): challenges of corruption Timeline / Sequence of events December 2013: Lokpal and Lokayukta act passed. Lokpal will consist of one chairman Four judicial members Four non-judicial members 2014, January 1: President gave assent to this bill. 2014, …

[Judgement] Supreme Court Guidelines on Sting Operations

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Supreme Court guidelines on Sting Operation Timeline/Sequence of Events SC observation on Sting-Ops Law commission Observations Supreme Court guidelines on Sting Operation This topic should come as handy fodder points in GS-4 Ethics paper case studies related to Sting operations. Timeline/Sequence of Events Case began in 2003 and dragged all the way to 2014. 2003: Environment Minister of Dilip Singh …

[Elections] Indelible Ink, Registered Party, Star Campaigner, Deposit Amount, RPA Section 126, 130

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P1: RPA Section 126-A and 130: Modi’s Selfi P2: Indelible ink: Principle P3: Booth Officer P4: Benefits of registered political party P5: Election Deposit Lost P1: RPA Section 126-A and 130: Modi’s Selfi Topic important because after voting in Ahmedabad, Narendra Modi gave a press conference while brandishing his election symbol. He even took a selfi on his mobile phone …

[Judgement] Pramati Judgement: Right to mother tounge vs Right to run English Medium Schools

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P1: [SC order] Mother tongue education in Karnataka P2: Pramati Judgement: RTE doesn’t apply to Minority schools P1: [SC order] Mother tongue education in Karnataka Newspapers have made a simple matter too complex. Moral of the story is just two points: Karnataka government wants every kid be educated in “Non-English” medium for class1 to 4. Private school-walla wants “English Medium” …

[Bodies] Judicial Appointment Commission (JAC), Fixed Tenure for Chief Justice of India

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P1: Judicial appointment commission P2: Fixed Tenure for CJI? P1: Judicial appointment commission At present, the judges in SC/HC are selected via a collegium method. But this method is opaque, and lacks accountability. Therefore, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice recommended creating JAC. In December 2013, UPA cabinet cleared two bills related to this. Bill #1: 120th Constitutional Amendment …

[Bodies] CBI needs no prior sanction and Prasar Bharati needs autonomy

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P1: CBI needs no Prior sanction P2: Prasar Bharati Autonomy P1: CBI needs no Prior sanction What’s the relevance of this topic to UPSC Syllabus? (GSM2): transparency and accountability (GSM4): challenges of corruption. Present system CBI derives powers under Delhi Special Police Establishment Act 1946 But as per Section 6A of this act, CBI cannot conduct preliminary inquiry against Joint …

[Security] Plight of Paramilitary forces, Home Ministry Reforms, Chhattisgarh Maoist Attack 2014

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P1: Plight of paramilitary forces P2: Chhattisgarh attack P1: Plight of paramilitary forces Syllabus point: (GS3) Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate Context: Frontline ran an article in May 2014 issue While frontline has used the word paramilitary throughout their article, you must keep in mind, we have only three paramilitary forces as per the official definition by …