Tag - national

[Polity] National Anthem in Cinema Halls, Bijoe Case- right to be silent, Santhara Death vs Child Rights, Jumme Ki Raat Chhutti nahi

National Anthem in Cinema Halls Bijoe Emmanuel vs State of Kerala (1986): right to be silent Shashi Tharoor case: freedom to put hand on heart? (2008) Kaepernick Incident USA: freedom to kneel? (2016) Shyam Narayan Chouksey v. Union of India (2016) Anthem Order [...]

Adi Shankaracharya

[History] Adi Shankaracharya & National Philosophy Day, Joytiba Phule’s 125th Anniversary, Komagta Maru Apology & More

PROLOGUE History & Culture in News National Philosopher: Adi Shankaracharya Jyotiba Phule: 125th Birth Anniversary Komagta Maru: 102 years & Canadian Apology Nirankari sect Dead in News Books in New: Economy related Music Movies States in News Gujarat for GPSC Other States in [...]

in-situ and ex-situ conservation

[EnB] Biodiversity: In-situ and Ex-situ methods of Conservation, Difference between Wildlife sanctuary and National Park

What is biodiversity conservation? In-situ biodiversity conservation (Natural Home) Difference between a national park, wildlife Sanctuary, and a biosphere reserve Ex-Situ biodiversity conservation (artificial home) Seed Banks Zoos Decision Making question in CSAT Paper-II Botanical Gardens (Ex-situ) What is biodiversity conservation? First, what is biodiversity: [...]

[Yearbook] National Child Labour Project and INDUS

Gurupadswamy Committee Action taken on Gurupadswamy Committee What is National Child Labour Project (NCLP)? What is INDO – US DOL (INDUS PROJECT)? Gurupadswamy Committee Way back in 1979, Government formed the first committee called Gurupadswamy Committee to study the issue of child labour and [...]

[Yearbook] National Organ Transplant Programme (NOTP), India Organ Donor Register: Meaning, Significance

Organ Transplant in India: The Present Situation What is the solution? What is National Organ Transplantation Programme (NOTP) ? Side Question: What are immunosuppressant Drugs? What is Indian Organ Donor Register? Why is NOTP in News? Why this budget cut in NOTP? Organ Transplant [...]

[Polity] National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID): Meaning, Use, Controversy

NATGRID Concerns Privacy and misuse Wikileaks like situation NATGRID 26/11 attacks on Mumbai led to the exposure of several weaknesses in India’s intelligence gathering and action networks. So, Chindu came up with the idea of National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) NATGRID will integrate 21 categories [...]

[Polity] National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC): Meaning, functions, Controversy

Introduction: The Need for NCTC What will NCTC do? Multi-Agency Centre (MAC) How is it different from US and UK  model? What is the problem with NCTC? Power to Arrest without informing State Government Overlapping with NIA Present Status of NCTC Introduction: The Need [...]

national security task force recommendations

[Diplomacy] National Security: Naresh Chandra Task Force recommendations

Why this Task Force? Recommendations of Naresh Chandra Task Force on National security On Enemies of India On China On Pakistan On Naxalites Make More Institutions Advanced Projects Agency (APA) Bureau of politico-military affairs Defense university and Think Tank FDI in defense Get [...]

National Investment Board

[Economy] National Investment Board (NIB): Meaning, Functions, Anti-Arguments

Infrastructure Bottlenecks? What is National Investment Board (NIB)? Functions of National Investment Board (NIB)? Anti-argument/Objections against NIB? Infrastructure Bottlenecks? Infrastructure= railways, roads, ports, thermal plants etc. that are essential for other economic activities. Infrastructure projects worth over Rs 7 lakh crore are pending because [...]

[Polity] Indian Olympic Association Suspension from IOC, National Sports Code: controversy, implications explained

What is IOC? What is Indian Olympic Association? Jurisdiction over Sports How can Union Government regulate sport? National Sports Development Code 2011 What does National Sports Code say about elections? Delhi High Court verdict on IOA/NSF election Why did IOC ban IOA? Implication [...]

[Polity] Juvenile Justice Act: features, Controversy post Delhi-Gangrape, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)

What is Juvenile Justice Act 2000? Features of Juvenile Justice Act Special Juvenile Police Unit Why in News/Controversy? Pro arguments (= reform needed) Juvenile Justice in other countries United Kingdom United States of America Australia PIL in Delhi Highcourt Anti-arguments (no reform needed) [...]

[Science-Tech] TheHindu June-July-Aug: (Part 3 of 3) IT, Nano, Space: National Cyber Security Policy, Wi-vi, IRNSS, ILC, Arihant Reactor

Prologue IT Related #1: Internet.Org #2: FOIA Machine #3: PRISM program/NSA #4: Amazon E-selling #5: Cyber defense #6: National Cyber Security Policy-2013 #7: Google Person Finder #8: Misc Topics/Terms of IT Gadgets/Equipment/Electronics #1: -200° C refrigerator by IIT Madras #2: E-Ink, Electrophoretic display [...]