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Details of the Proceedings held during the last sitting of the Constituent Assembly

The Constituent Assembly began its work of drafting the Indian Constitution in the winter of 1946. After three years, the Constitution came into effect, on 26th January 1950, Republic Day of India. The Constituent Assembly chose January 26 to commemorate the Purna Swaraj Declaration. Interestingly, a few provisions related to citizenship, elections, provisional parliament were […]

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Contempt of Court

Contempt of Court, as a concept that seeks to protect judicial institutions from motivated attacks and unwarranted criticism, and as a legal mechanism to punish those who lower its authority, is back in the news in India. This follows the initiation of contempt proceedings by the Supreme Court of India, on its own motion, against […]

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Curative Petition

What is a ‘Curative Petition’ and how did it develop? A Curative Petition is the final and last option available to the people for redressal of grievances in the court of law and to acquire justice as mentioned and promised by the Constitution of India after the review plea is dismissed or has been exhausted. […]

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DHAR COMMISSION

There has been a demand from different regions, particularly South India, for the reorganisation of states on a linguistic basis. Accordingly, in June 1948, the Government of India appointed the Linguistic Provinces Commission under the chairmanship of S.K. Dhar to examine the feasibility of this. The commission submitted its report in December 1948 and recommended […]

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Oscar Winners 2022

The 94th Academy Awards ceremony took place on March 28th. The show’s format is a little different this year: Eight (less popular) awards were announced one hour before the main telecast, including documentary short, film editing, makeup and hairstyling, original score, production design, animated short, live-action short and sound. Categories Winners BEST PICTURE CODA ACTOR […]

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State Butterflies of India

Butterflies are great bio-indicators of an ecosystem as they are highly sensitive to environmental conditions such as temperature, sunlight, humidity and rainfall patterns. Their presence, patterns and migration assist in mapping the climatic health of a region and are they are perhaps the most studied insect group across the world. 1) Maharashtra: Blue Mormon The […]

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Padma Awards 2022

Padma Awards are one of the Highest Civilian Awards of India and are conferred in three categories– Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri— in various disciplines/fields of activities such as art, social work, public affairs, science and affairs, and so forth.  This year the President has approved conferment of 128 Padma Awards including 2 duo cases (in […]

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Current Affairs: 21 December 2021

1) In a major boost to India’s capability to tackle aerial threats from both China and Pakistan, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has started deploying its S-400 air defence missile system in the Punjab sector.▪️Indian Air Force:-➨Founded – 8 October 1932➨Headquarters – New Delhi➨Commander-in-Chief – President Ram Nath Kovind➨Chief of the Air Staff – Air […]

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Padma Awards 2021

Padma Awards are one of the Highest Civilian Awards of India and are conferred in three categories– Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri— in various disciplines/fields of activities such as art, social work, public affairs, science and affairs, and so forth.  119 Padma Awards to be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind this year. The list comprises […]