Anti-defection law

Anti-defection law Context: • Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu recently stated that there was a need to amend the anti-defection legislation in the country to plug existing loopholes.   About: • Individual Members of Parliament (MPs)/MLAs who desert from one party to another are subject to […]

Grammar Of Anarchy

Grammar Of Anarchy   Context: • On account of Dr. B.R Ambedkar Jayanthi, it is very important to recall one of the most significant speeches of Dr Ambedkar in the constituent Assembly, one such is the “ Grammar of Anarchy” speech given by him. Background: […]

Demand for Grant

Demand for Grant Context: • Lok Sabha passes Demand for Grant under control of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways What is it? • It is needed when the amount authorised by the Parliament through the appropriation act for a particular service for the current […]

Draft Anti-Conversion Bill: Haryana

Draft Anti-Conversion Bill: Haryana   Context: Recently, the Haryana government released the draft of the Haryana Prevention of Unlawful Conversion of Religious Bill, 2022. The bill aims at prohibiting religious conversions which are affected through misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement or by any fraudulent means […]

The Hijab Row

The Hijab Row Context: A number of Muslim girl students in Udupi, Karnataka, have been refused entry into their college. The administration objects to them covering their heads with a hijab. The girls invoke the protection of the Indian Constitution, whose preceptor Dr. B.R. Ambedkar […]