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 […]

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 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. […]

Indian Polity

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Union Home Minister introduced and passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to facilitate acquisition of citizenship by six identified minority communities namely Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians and Parsis from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who came to India before 31st Dec., 2014. It has led to a series of […]

Indian Economy

Payment Banks: India

New stripped-down type of banks, which are expected to reach customers mainly through their mobile phones rather than traditional bank branches. The objective of payments banks is to increase financial inclusion by providing small savings accounts, payment/remittance services to migrant labour, low income households, small businesses, other unorganized sector entities and other users by enabling […]