India-European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Context : India signed a free trade pact on March 10 with a group of European nations — Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein — committing to reduce tariffs, while New Delhi will receive $100 billion in investments over the next 15 years. Historical Background of EFTA Importance and Structure India- EFTA relations Key Features of Free Trade … Read more

Political Funding in India

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Political Funding in India: Current Status Main Issues Importance of Transparency in Political Funding Transparency in political funding is crucial for a healthy democracy. It ensures that the political process remains fair, accountable, and free from undue influence. Here are a few reasons why transparency in political funding is important: Solutions To address the issues … Read more

Immunity for legislators taking Bribe

A seven-judge Bench of the Supreme Court on Monday declared that parliamentary privilege or immunity will not protect legislators who take bribes to vote or speak in Parliament or State Legislative Assemblies from criminal prosecution. Background of the case What was the 1998 ruling What are the provisions that grant legislators immunity from prosecution? Key … Read more

Sixth Schedule

About Sixth Schedule Autonomous District Council Powers of the Governor with regard to District Councils Functions of ADCs as defined in schedule 6 The District and the Regional Councils have the power to make laws with respect to : Act of State Legislature and District Council Main Revenue Sources of ADCs Can Ladakh be included … Read more

Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 (DMR&OA) and its Rules

Context : On February 27, the Supreme Court restrained Patanjali Ayurved from discrediting allopathy in its campaigns, and from advertising products that claim to cure chronic conditions. Patanjali’s ads present its products to people as a ‘permanent relief’, which is “misleading” and “a violation of the law”, the Bench remarked, citing provisions of the Drugs … Read more

Kaladan Multimodal Project

Context : K. Vanlalvena, a member of Rajya Sabha from the Mizo National Front (MNF) was driven around 10 kilometres inside the Chin state where he inspected the condition of the Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport Project (KMMTTP), which is supported by the Ministry of External Affairs, and was hosted by a commander of the … Read more

India – Sri Lanka Relationship

Three years after objecting to a Chinese energy project in northern Sri Lanka, barely 50 km off Tamil Nadu’s coast, India is set to implement a hybrid power project in three islands off Jaffna peninsula with a $11-million grant. Historical Background Post-Independence Era Economic Collaboration: Strategic Partnership Development Cooperation: Cultural and People-to-People Ties: Support during … Read more

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