23 January, 2022
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Context: "Will MPLADS be changed for post-pandemic needs?" is an important topic for UPSC GS Paper 2.
With the scheme back in force, will the Centre heed MPs’ call to alter norms to buy smartphones, laptops for poor students?
The scheme was first challenged in 1999 by Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party chief Bhim Singh and an NGO, Common Cause. They alleged that in the absence of any guidelines, the funds were misused by MPs.
When and why was it restored?
Source: The Hindu
Asian Waterbird Census & Kole Wetland According to a survey done as part of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) 2023, some migratory waterbird species, particularly duck species that visit Kerala's Alappuzha region, are experiencing declining populations. What are the Survey's Highlights? Significantly absent this time
Supreme Court Extends the Goals of Article 19 Recently the Supreme Court ruled, that a citizen can seek enforcement of the fundamental right to freedom of speech not just against the state but also extended the ground for seeking these rights against other citizens. A fundamental right under Article 19 or 21 can be enforced even against pe
Conflict over Control of Services between the Delhi Government and the Centre A recent disagreement over service control between the Delhi government and the Centre is being heard by a five-judge Supreme Court Constitution Bench. Details about the news: The Supreme Court is now hearing a case involving disagreements between
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National Medical Commission & NExT The National Exit Test would be administered by a fifth autonomous agency, the Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences, that will fall under the country's top medical education regulator, according to the draft National Medical Commission (NMC) bill 2022. The National Exi
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