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GS Paper – II

The PMLA — a law that has lost its way

Context of The PMLA: The 2002 PMLA targeted the economic threat of drug trafficking’s black money, in line with UN conventions and FATF advice, but amendments broadened its scope, raising concerns about original intent and individual rights, including the presumption of guilt and bail challenges. Background and Objective of the PMLA: Global Concern: The PMLA, …

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Eco-Niwas Samhita (ENS)

Why in News: The Eco-Niwas Samhita (ENS) has introduced a new metric known as the Residential Envelope Transmittance Value (RETV), which assesses the rate of heat transfer across a building’s envelope. About Eco-Niwas Samhita Development by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE): The Eco-Niwas Samhita (ENS) is a Residential Energy Conservation Building code crafted by the …

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Katchatheevu Island

Why in News Katchatheevu Island: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently condemned the Congress party for transferring the strategic Katchatheevu island to Sri Lanka during the 1970s. Overview of Katchatheevu Island Historical Background: Formation: Originating from volcanic activity during the 14th century, Katchatheevu has a long geological history. Administration: In the early medieval period, the island …

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Sub-Categorisation of Scheduled Castes

Why in the news Sub-Categorisation of Scheduled Castes? A committee of five secretaries, led by the cabinet secretary, been establish by the union government. This committee’s job is to evaluate the 1,200 Sub-Categorisation of Scheduled Castes in the nation and determine how best to allocate benefits, programs, and initiatives to the most underprivileged populations. This …

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UCC in Uttarakhand

UCC in Uttarakhand Why in the News? On February 8, 2024, the Uttarakhand Assembly passed the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) Bill, making it the first state in independent India to implement a common rules for all communities — except Scheduled Tribes — on marriage, divorce, inheritances, and live-in relationships, among other things. The UCC drafting …

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J&K LOCAL BODIES LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2024 TAKEN UP FOR CONSIDERATION AND PASSING IN LOK SABHA

Introduction of J&K LOCAL BODIES LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL The Lok Sabha has taken up the J&K Local Bodies Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2024 for consideration and passing. The Bill seeks to amend certain provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989, the Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Act, 2000, and the Jammu and Kashmir Municipal …

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MERA GAON MERI DHAROHAR

Introduction of MERA GAON MERI DHAROHAR In a bid to harness the unique culture heritage of rural India, the government has identified and documented distinctive features of more than one lakh villages across the country. where this entire exercise has been carried out under the ‘Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar’ (my village my heritage) program of …

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CRIMINAL LAW REFORM ACTS

Why in the news CRIMINAL LAW REFORM ACTS? The Indian President has granted assent to the three important laws to reform the nation’s criminal justice system in Criminal Law Reform Acts. More on the news: The three Acts include: Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 replacing the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860. Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita 2023 …

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Electoral Bonds: A Boon or a Bane for Indian Democracy?

Context of Electoral Bonds Electoral bonds, introduced in 2018, have ignited a fierce debate in India. Proponents champion them as a revolutionary step towards curbing black money in political funding, while critics decry them as an opaque veil shielding corporate influence and jeopardizing democratic principles. To understand this complex issue, we must delve into the …

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