Smart City Mission

Context : Indore has been adjudged the best Smart City while Madhya Pradesh has been chosen as the top state for exemplary performance in the Smart Cities Mission according to India Smart Cities Award Contest (ISAC), 2022. About Smart Cities Mission Need of Smart Cities Mission- Objectives of smart cities mission Smart City Projects- Implementation … Read more

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Context: Hailing Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for rebuilding the temples destroyed by the Mughals and other foreign invaders, Union Home Miniter Amit Shah said the restoration work that continued after Shivaji Maharaj is being taken forward by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  Who is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj?  Shivaji Military Conquests  Confrontation against Bijapur  Conflict … Read more

All India Survey on Higher Education 2020-21

Context: The Union Ministry of Education on Sunday released data from the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), 2020-2021,  which showed a 7.5% increase in student enrolments across the country compared to 2019-20, with total student enrolments reaching 4.13 crore. About the Study About All India survey on Higher education Findings of the Survey

Grievance Appellate Committee

Context:  The Grievance Appellate Committees (GACs) set up by the government to look into users’ complaints against large social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will commence operation from March 1, said the Ministry of Electronics and IT. About the News Need for GAC About GAC Composition of the GAC What are Significant … Read more

Child Marriage

Context: Earlier this month, the Supreme Court announced that it would examine whether minor girls, as young as 15 years, can marry on the basis of custom or personal law when such marriages are considered an offence in statutory law.   Background What is the Supreme Court looking at? Why is there a minimum age … Read more

Changes in Living Will Guidelines

Context:  A five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice K M Joseph agreed to significantly ease the procedure for passive euthanasia in the country by altering the existing guidelines for ‘living wills’, as laid down in its 2018 judgment in Common Cause vs. Union of India & Anr, which allowed passive euthanasia. What … Read more


Context:  The Assam Cabinet has decided to book men who marry minor girls under stringent laws prescribing imprisonment from two years to life, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. What is POCSO Act? Offences under the Act Child Pornography Child-friendly process Child Welfare Committee Contention around implementation of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act … Read more

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