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Public office & Freedom Of Speech

Public office & Freedom Of Speech The Supreme Court has ruled that those in public service should practice self-control and refrain from saying anything that is derogatory or demeaning to their fellow citizens. A five-judge Constitutional court has not yet decided whether restrictions on a public official's freedom of speech and expression are permissible. What are the Judgement's High Points? The court noted that if a public official makes a speech that has an

India's Ethical Governance Mode

India's Ethical Governance Mode The former West Bengal Governor has spoken about the importance of ethical governance in India. What exactly is Ethical Governance? Ethical governance is a method of governance that incorporates high moral values and behavior into the governance process. A bureaucrat, for example, is obligated to serve those who come to his office, but he cannot be penalized if he does not provide a glass of water to an elderly couple who may be tired from waitin

Human Rights vs. Animal Welfare

Human Rights vs. Animal Welfare In light of the increasing number of stray dog incidents, the Supreme Court of India stated that a balance must be struck between human safety and animal rights. The court also suggested that people who feed stray dogs be held responsible for vaccinating them and bearing costs if the animal attacks someone. What is the Importance of Maintaining a Balance Between Human Rights and Animal Welfare? To Address the Core Problem: This issue rais

Indian Social Entrepreneurship

Indian Social Entrepreneurship Social entrepreneurship is gaining importance as it helps firms and governments make informed decisions about global socioeconomic and environmental challenges. Social entrepreneurs: Who are they? It is a structure that combines the notion of a business with the principles of a philanthropic nonprofit organisation. In order to address social injustices, business models centred on affordable goods and services must be developed. The entire invest

Indian Police and Ethics

Indian Police and Ethics Most other professions lack the ethical or moral component that the police have in their work. Image source - ABP News An "ideal police system," according to former president Ram Nath Kovind, means that a police officer's duties are filled with accountability and responsibility. Motives for various police ethics Making moral judgments: The authorities frequently have to choose between taking away someone's freedom or their life

SOP for Adoption of Integrity Pact Amended: CVC

SOP for Adoption of Integrity Pact Amended: CVC Central Vigilance Commission CVC is the apex vigilance institution, free of control from any executive authority, monitoring all vigilance activity under the Central Government and advising various authorities in Central Government organizations in planning, executing, reviewing and reforming their vigilance work. It is an independent body and is only responsible to the Parliament. It was set up by the Government in February 1964 o

Moral Injury

Moral injury Moral injury is the damage done to one’s conscience or moral compass when that person perpetrates, witnesses, or fails to prevent acts that transgress one’s own moral beliefs, values, or ethical codes of conduct. Within the context of military service, particularly regarding the experience of war, “moral injury” refers to the lasting emotional, psychological, social, behavioural, and spiritual impacts of actions that violate a service member’s c

10 ELEMENTS OF Good Journalism

10 ELEMENTS OF Good Journalism Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel spelt out 10 elements common to good journalism. They are: 1) Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth; 2) Its first loyalty is to citizens; 3) Its essence is a discipline of verification; 4) Its practitioners must maintain independence from those they cover; 5) It must serve as an independent monitor of power; 6) It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise; 7) It must strive t

NITI Aayog: Navigating the New Normal

NITI Aayog: Navigating the New Normal Part of: GS-IV- Ethics-Persuasion (MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, in partnership with several other stakeholders, has launched a behaviour change campaign called ‘Navigating the New Normal, and its website. The campaign has two parts: Covid-safe behavioural norms: The first is a web portal, containing resources informed by behaviou

International Day of Yoga 2020 with the “Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family” campaign

AYUSH Ministry gears up for International Day of Yoga 2020 with the “Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family” campaign Context In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the slowdown in daily activities and restrictions on the movement of people, this year’s observance of International Day of Yoga will aim to highlight the health-building and stress-relieving aspects of Yoga. To facilitate this, the Ministry of AYUSH is organising a trainer-led session which


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