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Elephant Corridor Case: Conservationist Joins Panel

Elephant Corridor Case: The Supreme Court has appointed conservationist Nandita Hazarika as Member of a Technical Committee constituted by it on October 14 last year to hear complaints by landowners against the action taken by the Nilgris Collector, which included the sealing of their buildings and allegations about the “arbitrary variance in the acreage of […]

India Justice Report 2020: Key Points

India Justice Report 2020: The India Justice Report (2020) prepared by the Tata Trusts in collaboration with the Centre for Social Justice, Common Cause, DAKSH, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative has been released recently. The Report assesses the capacity of various states to deliver justice. About the Report: The […]

The Official Secrets Act and Arnab Goswami

Complaints have been filed with the Mumbai Commissioner of Police demanding action against Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami under the Official Secrets Act: Maharashtra Congress demanded for the arrest of Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami by registering cases for sedition for leak of sensitive information related to national security through WhatsApp chat. About the Official […]

Patharughat 1894 Peasant Protest : Keypoints

Patharughat: Twenty-five years before the Jallianwallah Bagh massacre, more than a hundred peasants fell to the bullets of the British on January 28, 1894 in Patharughat, a small village in Assam’s Darrang district. The unarmed peasants were protesting against the increase in land revenue levied by the colonial administration, when the military opened fire. On […]

Lala Lajpat Rai: Birth Anniversary On 28th January

Lala Lajpat Rai: The Prime Minister paid tribute to Lala Lajpat Rai on his Jayanti. Lala Lajpat Rai’s birth anniversary is celebrated on the 28th of January every year Lala Lajpat Rai was one of the greatest freedom fighters of India. He was also called ‘Punjab Kesari’ and ‘Lion of Punjab’. He studied law at […]

Pakistani Basmati: Received The Geographical Indication (GI) Tag

Pakistan received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for its Basmati rice under its Geographical Indications Act 2020: Pakistan is fighting a case in the European Union (EU) against India’s move to get Basmati Rice as its product. India-Pakistan on Basmati Rice: The issue of protecting Basmati rice as a product of Pakistan came to the […]

Gold Schemes In India: Expected Changes

Gold Schemes In India: The government is planning to bring changes in the existing gold deposit and gold metal loan schemes to gradually stop investors from excessive investment in physical gold. Despite the government’s emphasis on gold monetisation over the last few years, including issuing gold bonds as part of its borrowing programmes, investment in […]

AXIOM MISSION 1 (AX 1): First Entirely Private Orbital Space Mission

AXIOM MISSION 1 (AX 1): A former Israeli fighter pilot, an American technology entrepreneur, and a Canadian investor will be part of the crew of the first entirely-private orbital space mission. The three men are paying $55 million each to fly aboard a SpaceX rocket for an eight-day visit to the International Space Station, organized […]