Table Of Contents Harit path app Kala- Azar and Nanomedicine JCPOA Section 153 of the Representation of the People Act Classical dance Clean Plates Campaign S Mulgaonkar v Unknown (1978) case Lokayukta P Notes 1. Harit path app Subject: Government initiative Context: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), a public sector undertaking […]
Subject: Economy Context: Investments through participatory notes (P-notes) in the domestic capital market soared to Rs 63,288 crore till July-end, making it the fourth consecutive monthly rise Concept: P-notes are issued by registered foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) to overseas investors who wish to be part of the Indian stock market without registering themselves directly. They, […]
Subject: Polity Context: The Nagaland government has moved the Supreme Court seeking removal of the Nagaland Lokayukta for acts of impropriety. Concept: The Lokayukta is an anti-corruption authority constituted at the state level. It investigates allegations of corruption and mal-administration against public servants and is tasked with speedy redressal of public grievances. The origin of […]
Subject:Polity Context: Counsel has invoked the ‘Mulgaonkar principles’ in the criticism against the Supreme Court’s ruling that held advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court. Concept: S Mulgaonkar v Unknown (1978) is a case that led to a landmark ruling on the subject of contempt. By a 2:1 majority, the court held Mulgaonkar, then […]
Subject: IR Context: China’s President Xi Jinping called on his country’s citizens to drastically cut down on food waste in a new initiative called the ‘Clean Plates Campaign’. Concept: The push came as the Covid-19 pandemic, devastating floods and worsening relations with major international partners have raised fears about food shortage in the world’s most populous country.
Subject: Arts and culture Concept: The earliest treatise on dance available to us is Bharat Muni’s Natyashastra, the source book of the art of drama, dance and music. It is generally accepted that the date of the work is between the 2nd century B.C.E- 2nd century C.E.The Natyashastra is also known as the fifth veda. According to the author, […]
Subject: Polity Context: Political parties are increasingly voicing concerns over holding elections in Bihar amid a pandemic. Concept: Election Commission (EC) is mandated under law to hold elections at any time within six months before the five-year term of the Lok Sabha or Legislative Assembly expires. The polls are timed in a way that the new Assembly or […]
Subject: IR Context: President Donald Trump said US will pursue the “snapback” option in nuclear deal, after the U.S. lost a bid at the UN Security Council to extend the arms embargo on Iran. Concept: In July 2015, Iran and six countries reached a historic agreement called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), popularly […]