Collegium controversy

Collegium controversy

Recent issue The controversial collegium system of judicial appointments is under public scrutiny once again. The collegium’s unusual action of revisiting decisions made at an earlier meeting, and recommending the elevation to the apex court of Justice Dinesh...
SC/ST Act

SC/ST Act

For the second time, the Supreme Court refused to stay amendments to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which rules out any provision for anticipatory bail for the accused. A bench said it would hear a batch of petitions...
Article 35A

Article 35A

Context: The Supreme Court is hearing petitions challenging the validity of Art 35A. Art 35A empowers J&K to define a class of persons as constituting “permanent residents” of the State, who are eligible to vote can work for the state government can own land, buy...
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi

What is it? The 2019 budget announced the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi,guaranteeing direct income support for farmers. This has renewed the debate on the idea of a universal basic income (UBI). Under this scheme the Vulnerable landholding farmer families, having...
India and OIC

India and OIC

What is OIC? The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations with a membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world. It...