Government Indian Polity

Criminalisation of Politics in India

According to the prevalent law, the lawmakers and candidates are barred under the Representation of Peoples Act (RPA) from contesting elections only after their conviction in a criminal case. The current verdict was pronounced on a question whether lawmakers facing criminal trial can be disqualified from contesting elections at the stage of framing of charges against them.

Government Indian Society Internal Security

Is Kashmir Choking on Radicalism?

Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them. B. R. Ambedkar Many analysts, Indian and foreign, had assumed until recently that Indian Muslims were immune to extremist propaganda […]

Government Internal Security

Militant Outfits banned under UAPA

Gist: MHA banned NLFT and ATTF on contravention of unlawful activities (Prevention) Act for violent and subversive activities. GOI had set up a tribunal to uphold or withdraw the ban. The report highlights the recent decision of MHA to constitute a tribunal to adjudicate whether or not the two Tripura based outfits namely, National Liberation […]

Internal Security

Another Naval Base in the Andaman to Extend India’s Reach

Indian Navy will commission a new airbase 100 miles north of Port Blair in strategically located Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It will overlook key sea lanes of communication and strategic choke points. As reported INS Kohassa will be commissioned by Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Jan 24, in Andaman Nicobar Islands. It will be […]

Indian Economy Indian Industries

Location Factors behind Automobile Industry and Its Growth Trend in India

Auto industry consists of manufacturing of Moped to Harvesters. It is an indicator to economic growth in real terms because healthy and growing automobile sector indicates overall growing economy, agro-economy, good roads, rising income and employment. The industry currently employs 13 million people and contributes nearly 6% of National GDP. Locational Factors that affect Automobile […]

Indian Health Sector Indian Society

Suicides in India

Suicides in India have increased by 23% from 2000 to 2015 according to data released by the National Health Profile, 2018. India now accounts for over a third of the world’s annual female suicides and nearly a fourth of male suicides. Suicide is a major public health problem, with far-reaching socioeconomic, political, and emotional consequences. What’s the whole issue and causes behind the same, Lets see in this edition of the CRITICAL THINKERS.

International Relations

Indo-Russia: Strengthening Old Ties

The premiers of India and Russia met and initiated a high level conversation which focused on defence and counter-terrorism. Analysis The news focused on Indo-Russia defence cooperation and steps taken for counter-terrorism. It was also significant because it discussed about the security situation in Afghanistan. There was a strategic dialogue between India and Japan aimed […]

Indian Industries Science and Technology

Making India 5G Ready?

India’s history with wireless services began early. The first experimental wireless telegraphy links were demonstrated as early as 1902. A Department of Wireless Telegraph was created soon thereafter, and wireless telegraphy came into routine use in Calcutta at Diamond Harbour in 1908. However, we still had to wait for 90 more years for wireless technology. […]