What is Green washing- UPSC (Prelims and Mains Notes)

What is green washing ? Green washing is the deceptive act of implying that a product or business has environmental benefits when it really doesn’t. It’s deceiving not only to customers and potential customers, but also to employees, stakeholders and the public at large. The term was coined in 1986 by Jay Westerveld, the president … Read more

Why UPSC extra attempt  is a necessary good? (due to Covid-19 impact)

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On 20th March, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) made an announcement that no extra attempt will be provided to all candidates appearing for the UPSC exams in 2020 and 2021. This announcement is a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the examinations process. With lakhs of students affected by this decision, … Read more

The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021 UPSC

General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021 was introduced in Lok Sabha on July 30, 2021.  The Bill seeks to amend the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972.  The Act was enacted to nationalise all private companies undertaking general insurance business in India.  The Bill seeks to provide for a greater private sector participation in … Read more

e-RUPI – Digital payment Solution UPSC Notes

e-RUPI ,the electronic voucher concept advances this notion of Good Governance.The Prime Minister has long been a proponent of digital ventures. Numerous programmes have been implemented over the years to ensure that benefits reach their intended beneficiaries in a targeted and leak-proof way, with few points of contact between the government and the beneficiary.   … Read more

Sedition Law : Section 124 A UPSC Notes ( Prelims and Mains)

Sedition Law : John Stewart Mill once said: “If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.” This is the importance of … Read more

QUAD(Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) UPSC NOTES

What is Quad Summit ? The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD) or Quad is an informal strategic dialogue between India, the United States, Japan, and Australia. This is the cooperation of like-minded democracies throughout the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. Its goal is to guarantee and support a “free, open and prosperous” Indo-Pacific region. This idea … Read more

Supreme Court’s Maratha quota verdict

Supreme Court’s Maratha quota verdict  Context: A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has struck down the Maharashtra law granting reservation to the Maratha community in admissions and government jobs in the state.  Background of the issue  • 2018 Maharashtra law gave 16% reservation to the Maratha community in jobs and admissions by terming … Read more

SAFE MOTHERHOOD ASSURANCE (SUMAN)

 Why in News?  SUMAN : Recently, Ministry for Health and Family Welfare highlighted importance of SUMAN at the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn  and Child Health (PMNCH) Accountability  Breakfast event.  About SUMAN  • It is an initiative (Ministry of Health and  Family Welfare) for zero preventable  maternal and newborn deaths.  • Under the scheme, free healthcare … Read more

It’s time to define limits of sedition said by the Supreme Court

History of the law India’s sedition law has an interesting past — it was introduced by the British in 1870, and almost dropped from the Constitution in 1948 after discussions of the Constituent Assembly. The word “sedition” disappeared from the Constitution on November 26, 1949 and Article 19 (1)(a) gave absolute freedom of speech and … Read more