Data Protection for Minors

Data Protection for Minors #GS-02 Governance, #GS-03 Cyber Security For Mains The need for data protection for minors The current draft of Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill, 2022 provides for mandatory parental consent for all data processing activities by any person aged under 18 […]

POCSO Act

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act #GS-02 Governance For Prelims POCSO Act Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was enacted on June 19, 2012. The aim of the act is the protection of children from sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography. […]

Prison Reforms in India

Prison Reforms in India #GS-02 Governance For Prelims Committees for Prison Reforms in India Justice Mulla Committee 1983 Major recommendations Government should create an All India cadre for prison staff. Bring prison under the concurrent list. Government should form a National Policy on Prisons. Government […]

New free foodgrain scheme as an illusion

New free foodgrain scheme as an illusion, doublespeak #GS-02 Governance, Social Security For Prelims Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) is part of Atmanirbhar Bharat aimed at supplying free food grains to migrants and poor. Families which […]

Streamlining the PF & Pension scheme

  Time to streamline the Provident Fund pension scheme #GS-02 Governance, Social Security For Prelims EPFO Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is a statutory body established under Employee Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provision Act, 1952. Its aim is to provide social security to workers working […]

Hate Speech

Hate Speech #GS-01 Communalism, #GS-02 Governance, #GS-04 Ethics For Prelims Hate Speech Supreme Court in Pravasi Bhalai Sangathan v. Union of India (2014), defined hate speech as “an effort to marginalize individuals based on their membership in a group which seeks to delegitimize group members […]

Discretionary Powers of Governor

Discretionary Powers of Governor #GS-02 Governance, Federalism, Indian Constitution For Prelims Constitutional Provisions Article 154 It declares that “the executive power of the State shall be vested in the Governor and shall be exercised by him either directly or through officers subordinate to him in […]

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act #GS-02 Governance For Prelims Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010 The act has made it mandatory for all NGOs which receive foreign funds to receive it in a designated bank account at the State Bank of India’s New Delhi branch. All NGOs which are seeking foreign donations need to open a designated FCRA  […]

A step towards fighting corruption

A step towards fighting corruption #GS-02 Governance, #GS-04 Ethics For Mains Supreme Court on corruption: In Neeraj Dutta v. State (Govt. of NCT of Delhi) Supreme Court has lowered the bar for the quantum of evidence required to convict persons charged with corruption. It has […]