Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)

Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Context: The new Chief Information Commissioner pays a courtesy call on the Union Minister and provides an update on the disposal rate of RTI applications. Relevance: GS-02 (Constitutional Bodies) Main highlights: As per CIC data, a total of 11,499 RTI Appeals/Complaints […]

Re-criminalising Adultery

Re-criminalising Adultery Context: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs recently proposed the reinstatement of adultery as a criminal offense in India, albeit on gender-neutral grounds, seeking to safeguard the sanctity of marriage. This recommendation comes after a unanimous 2018 Supreme Court decision decriminalized adultery, […]

Disability Inclusion in the Development Agenda

Disability Inclusion in the Development Agenda Context: Disability, existing at the crossroads of social, economic, and gender vulnerabilities, affects a staggering 1.3 billion people globally. Despite constituting 80% of this population, residing predominantly in developing countries, a lack of tailored systems results in increased poverty, […]