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September 15: International Day of Democracy

International Day of Democracy was observed on September 15, 2021, in order to review the state of democracy across the globe. Theme of the day Theme of International Day of Democracy for year 2021 is “Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises”. Background International Day of Democracy was established in 2007 by a ..

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Freedom House’s report: India declared as ‘partly free’

The US government funded NGO “Freedom House” published its annual report on global political rights and liberties recently. The report titled “Freedom in the World 2021 – Democracy under Siege” published the report on political freedom across the world. Key findings of the report In the latest report, the status of India as a democracy ..

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Why did the Peruvian President Manuel Merino resign?

On November 15, 2020, the Peruvian President Manuel Merino was forced out of power (meaning forced to resign). What is the issue? On November 9, 2020, Martin Vizcarra, predecessor of Manuel was impeached by the Peruvian Legislature. He was impeached on the grounds of unproven charges of corruption. Vizcarra is not affiliated with any political ..

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Resolution to be moved in Rajya Sabha to remove the word “Socialism” in the Constitution

The ruling party (BJP) member of Rajya Sabha Shri Rakesh Sinha has issued a notice to the Chairman to permit to move a resolution. The resolution aims to drop the word “Socialist” in the Constitution. Highlights The resolution claims that the world socialism is redundant in the current scenario. It has to be dropped to ..

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Democracy Index released: India ranks 51; Slips 10 positions

On January 22, 2020, the Economic Intelligence Unit released Democracy Index for the year 2019. The index was topped by Norway. Norway was followed by Iceland and Sweden at second and third positions respectively. India was pushed to 51st rank slipping 10 positions as compared to its previous ranking Highlights According to the report, the ..

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