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Fiscal Federalism

Syllabus: GS-II, Subject: Indian Polity and Constitution, Topic: Federalism Why in news: Agitations by states like Karnataka in Delhi and petition in Supreme Court by Kerala on imposed borrowing limits.  What is fiscal federalism? Fiscal federalism is the framework that examines how central, state, and local governments share the responsibilities of raising revenue (through taxes […]

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Conduct of judges

Context: A Calcutta High Court judge resigned from his post and joined a political party recently. This has raised questions of propriety about independent constitutional authorities joining political parties after demitting office. Constitutional provisions protecting independence of judges: Security of Tenure: Articles 124(5) and 218(5) protect judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts from

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Agni V missile

Context: Successful flight test of Agni V ballistic missile with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV) technology by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under ‘Mission Divyastra’. Agni missile series: It is a family of intermediate-range and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) developed by DRDO. Agni-I: A single-stage, short-range ballistic missile with a range of

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Bilkis Bano Case

Bilkis Bano Case  Syllabus: GS-II Subject: Indian Polity and Constitution Topic: Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States – Remission Powers. Why in News? The Supreme Court has struck down the remission granted by the State of Gujarat to 11 men convicted in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case of 2002. Background of the Case:  Highlights of the judgement:  What is

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K-Shaped Recovery

K-Shaped Recovery   Syllabus: GS-III Subject: Indian Economy Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment.   Why in the news? SBI’s Economic Research Department published a report debunking notions of a K-shaped post-pandemic recovery.   What is economic recovery? Economic recovery refers to the phase of the

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Bilkis Bano Case

Bilkis Bano Case

Bilkis Bano Case  Syllabus: GS-II Subject: Indian Polity and Constitution Topic: Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States – Remission Powers. Why in News? The Supreme Court has struck down the remission granted by the State of Gujarat to 11 men convicted in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case of 2002. Background of the

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Transgender Healthcare

Why in news: The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi, announced its plans to open a Centre of Excellence for transgender healthcare in 2024. Synopsis: Transgender people have been historically discriminated against, marginalized— pathologies, and labelled mentally diseased. They have been subject to unscientific and inhuman practices like “conversion therapy” by medical

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Agri-Food Systems

Why in news: Recently the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), published a report highlighting the staggering hidden costs of our global agri-food systems. Synopsis: As per UNFAO, the State of Food and Agriculture 2023 report the staggering hidden costs of our global agrifood systems, surpassing an astonishing $10 trillion. In middle-income countries like India, these

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Maratha Quota

Syllabus: GS Paper 2: Governance, Constitution, Polity and Social Justice. Sub-Topic: Historical Significance of Marathas, Evolution of Reservation Demand, Maharashtra’s Reservation Framework, Socio-economic analysis and Political perspective. Why in the News? The Maratha mobilization for reservation in higher education and public employment peaked with the protesters issuing a request to the government. Issue: Prime Minister, mentioned the

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IGLA-S Why in The News? India and Russia have officially signed a contract for the supply and co-production of Igla-S, hand-held anti-aircraft missiles.   About Igla-S The Igla-S is a man-portable air defense system (MANPADS) capable of taking down enemy aircraft. It is a short-range surface-to-air missile. Developed by Russia It has won bid for

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