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Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri won the 55th Jnanpith Award

The prestigious 55th Jnanpith Award has been won by the 92-year-old Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, a noted Indian poet-writer in the Malayalam language. He has won several literary accolades, some of his notable awards include the Padma Shri award in 2017, Sahitya Akademi Award in 1973. To date, he has published 45 books comprising of a ..

Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Bill withdrawn

The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act passed in 2004 was now been withdrawn by the Government on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. The special provisions under Article 370 were repealed on August 5, 2019, and Jammu and Kashmir were declared a Union Territory, which now applicable the central laws for reservation quota to economically backward class ..

Kartavya Portal launched as a part of Nagrik Kartavya Palan Abhiyan

Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched a website, kartavya.ugc.ac.in , on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Constitution of India on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The government has decided to run a year-long program from 26th November 2019 to 26th November 2020 named ‘Nagrik Kartavya Palan Abhiyan’, to ..

2019 General Studies Paper-2 : Questions

Do you think Constitution of India does not accept principle of strict separation of powers rather it is based on the principle of ‘checks and balance’? Explain. [10 Marks] “The Central Administrative Tribunal which was established for redressal of grievances and complaints by or against central government employees nowadays is exercising its powers as an ..

Short Note : The Tenth Schedule of the Indian Constitution

To curb the rising menace of defections among the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies and the Parliament, the Indian Government inserted the 10th Schedule to the Indian Constitution by a 1985 Amendment to the Constitution. The 10th Schedule is also popularly known as the Anti-Defection law of India. What is defection? Defection is the ..

One Nation, One Election: Contradicting Views

The debate on the issue of the simultaneous polls to Assembly and Lok Sabha are again at the forefront. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called an all-party meeting to discuss the issue of simultaneous polls. Views of those who favour the Idea Reduced Expenditure on public exchequer: The money spent by the Election Commission on ..

P Chidambaram authors book ‘Undaunted: Saving Idea of India’

The book titled ‘Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India’ has been authored by former finance minister P Chidambaram, which was recently released by former vice president Hamid Ansari. The book claimed that fear rules the country today and there is a danger that the Constitution will be replaced by a document inspired by Hindutva. According ..

The 2017 Constitution Day celebrated

The 2017 Constitution Day (or Samvidhan Divas) is celebrated every year in India on November 26 to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India. On this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950. From 2015, the Government of India (GoI) ..