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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 ..

Post Retirement Jobs of Judges: Conflict of Interest

The appointment Justice Sunil Gaur, the retired Delhi High Court judge who delivered judgments in the cases which the opposition criticized as political witch-hunt as stirred up a new controversy. Other Similar Controversies Earlier this year in January 2019 Justice AK Sikri was forced to turn down an offer from the government to nominate him to ..

President Ram Nath Kovind rejects a petition seeking disqualification of 27 MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party

President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected a petition seeking disqualification of 27 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for allegedly holding ‘office of profit’ by being appointed as chairpersons of Rogi Kalyan Samitis (RKS) attached to various government-run hospitals in the Capital. The decision was based on a recommendation by the Election Commission of ..

Park Guen-hye impeached

South Korean Parliament passed an impeachment motion against the President Park Guen-hye for her involvement in a corruption scandal by colluding with a close friend Choi Soon-sil. The motion was passed by 234 votes to 56. This passes all the executive powers of the President to the Prime Minister till the decision of the Constitutional ..

Nepal unable to resolve differences on constitution drafting

Consensus could not be reached among Nepal’s main political parties, the UCPN (Maoist) , Nepali Congress , CPN-UML and the union of the Samyukta Loktantrik madhesi Morcha as they were unable to resolve the differences in the constitution drafting. Major cause of opposition: Differences on restructuring of states. Formation of 14 states based on ethnicity ..