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COVID-19 and Prisons

After COVID-19 struck in 2020, the number of COVID-19 positive cases in prisons have become a cause of worry. With the prison occupancy rates at 118% social distancing is impossible. Background The prisons are overcrowded with more than 70% under trial prisoners. According to the “Prison Statistics India Report, 2019”, there were 4.78 lakh inmates ..

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Maratha Quota Issue: Centre file Case in SC

The Government of India recently filed a review petition in the Supreme Court over its judgement on Maratha reservation in the State of Maharashtra. The Supreme Court had pronounced that the Maratha reservation under the Maharashtra law breaches the 50% ceiling of reservation. Thus, the apex court struck down the Maharashtra law. What is the ..

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K P Sharma Oli sworn in as Nepal Prime Minister

On May 14, 2021, K P Sharma Oli was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Nepal for the third time. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered his oath of office. He was re-appointed as the Prime Minister as the opposition couldn’t prove their majority. What happened? Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli recently lost vote ..

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Punjab Prison Rules, 2021

The Punjab Cabinet recently approved Punjab Prison Rules, 2021. These rules were approved under the Prison Act, 1894. Background The Punjab Jail Manual of 1996 has become archaic. There is a need to update it in the changed scenario of modernisation. Punjab Prison Rules, 2021 New security parameters such as effective surveillance and safe custody ..

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What is the Heartbeat Bill?

Texas recently passed the Heartbeat Bill. It is a controversial bill in the United States. The bill bans abortions after the heartbeat of the embryo is detected. It is usually detected after 6 weeks of gestation. Which states have passed Heartbeat Bill? North Dakota became the first state in the USA to pass the Heartbeat ..

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What is Article 311?

Sachin Waze, a police officer was dismissed from service by the Mumbai Police Commissioner under Article 311 (2) (b). Sachin Waze was then arrested by the National Investigation Agency. He was arrested in connection with Mukesh Ambani Terror Scare case and also in relation to the murder of Mansukh Hiran. What is Ambani Terror Scare ..

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