EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Article 370 judgment is a case of constitutional monism

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Jammu and Kashmir-Issue, article 370, Article 3, Federalism, geographic location etc Mains GS Paper II: Importance of Jammu and Kashmir, security concerns, delimitation Commission etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Supreme Court unanimously upheld the actions of the government regarding abrogation of Article 370.     INSIGHTS ON THE ISSUE Context …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : An anti-terror law and its interference with liberty

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: UAPA, POTA, TADA,, fundamental rights etc Mains GS Paper II and III: Parliament-Structure, functioning and conduct of business, fundamental rights-violation and restriction, AFSPA etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Division Bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court cleared the release of journalist Fahad Shah. Journalist has been granted bail in three …

[COMPILATION] Insights Current Affairs, November 2023

  Dear Students, Our motto has always been to simplify your UPSC CSE preparation. In pursuance of the above objective, our team decided to improve the magazines further. The new and improved version of our Monthly CA Magazine: CURRENT AFFAIRS 30 has several features/changes: No more bullets in the index (a much-requested feature! Yes, we are …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 14 December 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Valparai plateau

Mapping   Source: TH  Context: In preparation for the annual migration season of elephants in the Valparai plateau, the Forest Department, NGOs like the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), and local residents are taking measures to facilitate the free movement of the elephants.   About Annual Migration: Elephants in the Valparai plateau undertake an annual migration …

Nature-based Solutions

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IUCN  Context: Six new countries and a United Nations agency have joined the ENACT Partnership, a global initiative aimed at coordinating efforts to address climate change, land and ecosystem degradation, and biodiversity loss through Nature-based Solutions. ENACT, launched at COP27 in 2022, involves working with nature to deliver climate, …

Patent exclusions

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The recent judgments from Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy of the Madras High Court raised concerns regarding exclusions to patentability in pharmaceutical and medical patents under Section 3 of the Patents Act, 1970, in India. The court emphasizes the need for clear, bright-line rules in patent law for consistency, …

Acceptance of awards from private organizations

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Economic Times  Context: The Indian government issues new guidelines mandating prior approval from competent authorities, such as ministry secretaries or the cabinet secretary for higher officials, for government employees accepting awards from private organizations. The move, prompted by non-compliance with existing norms, emphasizes that awards should lack monetary benefits …

Rajamannar Committee for Centre-State Relations

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The article discusses the enduring relevance of the Rajamannar Committee’s work in the current political context.   About the Committee: Formed in 1969 by the Tamil Nadu government, the committee, headed by P.V. Rajamannar, made critical recommendations for greater devolution of powers to states.   Significance: It …

Anarcho-capitalism

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH  Context: Anarcho-capitalism is a political philosophy advocating for the abolition of the state and the privatization of law and order through free-market competition among private companies. Recently gaining attention with Javier Milei winning the presidency in Argentina, anarcho-capitalists believe that private firms, driven by market forces, can offer …

Issues with UAPA

GS3/GS2 Paper   Syllabus: Internal Security   Source: TH Context: The article discusses a recent judgment by the Division Bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court in the case of journalist Fahad Shah, highlighting issues related to personal liberty and the application of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), India’s primary anti-terror statute.   What …

Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI)

GS2/ GS3 Paper   Syllabus: Governance/ Science and Technology    Source: TH  Context: The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) Summit in New Delhi concluded with representatives from 28 countries and the European Union adopting the ‘New Delhi Declaration.’   This is in continuation of previous article: Regulating Artificial Intelligence   Major points of the New …