Bhutan’s Gelephu Smartcity Project

Bhutan’s Gelephu Smartcity Project Context: Bhutan’s monarch, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, recently disclosed plans for an expansive “International City” spanning over 1,000 sq. km on the Bhutan-Assam border. The announcement, outlines the project as an “economic corridor” connecting South Asia with Southeast Asia via […]

The Forest Rights Act

The Forest Rights Act Context: The Forest Rights Act (FRA) of 2006, designed to rectify historical injustices against forest-dwelling communities, has faced challenges in its implementation. Relevance: GS-02 (Government policies and interventions) Mains Question: Why has the Forest Rights Act (FRA) of 2006, aimed at […]

One person, one vote, one value

One person, one vote, one value Context: The article explores the intricacies of political equality in liberal democracies, particularly focusing on the impact of constituency delimitation on the value of votes. It delves into historical injustices, constitutional safeguards, and the need for addressing both quantitative […]