NITI Aayog grow report

NITI Aayog grow report Context: NITI Aayog recently unveiled the Greening and Restoration of Wasteland with Agroforestry (GROW) report and portal, marking a significant initiative in India’s land restoration efforts. Key Highlights: GROW Report Objective: The primary objective of the GROW report is to support […]

India’s burgeoning death penalty crisis

India’s burgeoning death penalty crisis Context: India’s death row population has reached its highest-ever numbers since 2004, with 561 prisoners awaiting execution. The Supreme Court acquitted nearly 55% of the death row prisoners in the cases it heard in 2023, signaling a significant trend. Relevance: […]

On irregularities in vertical devolution

On irregularities in vertical devolution Context: Recent agitations in Kerala and Karnataka shed light on issues within fiscal federalism in India. The 16th Finance Commission (FC) needs to address concerns regarding vertical and horizontal inequalities in resource allocation. Two major concerns are the shrinking divisible […]

Why were surrogacy rules modified?

Why were surrogacy rules modified? Context: The Union government modified the Surrogacy (Regulation) Rules, 2022, allowing married couples to use donor eggs or sperm for surrogacy. Relevance: GS – 02 (Government Policies & Interventions, Social Empowerment) Prelims: Surrogacy Law, Surrogacy (Regulation) Act 2021, Altruistic surrogacy, […]

The Uniform Civil Code of Uttarakhand Bill

The Uniform Civil Code of Uttarakhand Bill Context: The Uttarakhand Assembly passed the Uniform Civil Code of Uttarakhand Bill, 2024, awaiting Presidential assent. Relevance: GS-02 (Government policies and interventions) Mains Question: Critically analyze the implications of the Uniform Civil Code of Uttarakhand Bill, 2024, on […]