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Punchhi Commission Report

Punchhi Commission Report The Punchhi Commission's report on relations between the federal government and its constituent states will now be reviewed for state responses, according to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Historical Background: A Commission on Centre-State Relations was established by the Indian government, with Judge Madan Mohan Punchhi serving as its head. Goal: To examine and review the operation of the current agreements between the Union and State

Mob lynching and Cow Vigilantism

Mob lynching and Cow Vigilantism The recent lynching and burning of two men in Haryana on the basis of allegations of unlawful cow slaughter, smuggling, or transportation bring attention to the problem of mob lynching. About cow vigilantism: Mob attacks carried out in the guise of "cow protection" primarily target Muslims, Dalits, and tribals. Cases of alleged cow vigilantism Rajasthan - A group of accused cow vigilantes killed a dairy farmer from Haryana by be

Survey of India

Survey of India The Survey of India will continue to be the ultimate authority on maps showing State and federal boundaries, according to the Indian government. About: After the Department of Science and Technology published its rules in 2021, the Survey of India (SoI) lost its exclusive right to produce high-resolution maps. The National Geospatial Policy of India was published by the government in December 2022, allowing any private organization to produce high-resolution ma

Special Category Status (SCS)

Special Category Status (SCS) The 14th Finance Commission has explicitly said that no special status can be granted, and the Union Finance Minister has made it clear that the Centre will not take requests for "special category status" for any state into consideration. States that have been pressing for it for a while, like Odisha, Bihar, and Andhra Pradesh, are taken aback by this. About special category status: Historical aspect: Fifth finance Commission ori


SUPOSHIT MAA Initiative The Lok Sabha Speaker's efforts to advance mother and child health as part of the "Suposhit Maa" initiative have been commended by the Prime Minister of India. About Suposhit Maa: The Lok Sabha Speaker started the "Suposhit Maa Abhiyan" in Kota, Rajasthan, in March 2020 with the goal of making India malnutrition-free. The ceremony was overseen by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha announ

Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Report

Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Report Dr. Bibek Debroy, Chairperson of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) announced the publication of the Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) report's second edition. Regarding the FLN report: It is the capacity of a young child (between the ages of 3 and 8 years old) to read and solve simple addition and subtraction mathematical equations. The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 includes it as one of its primary

National Strategy Plan & Roadmap for Leprosy 2023–2027

National Strategy Plan and Roadmap for Leprosy 2023–2027 To achieve zero cases of leprosy infection by 2030, the Union Health Ministry has created the National Strategy Plan and Roadmap for Leprosy 2023–2027. More on the news: India still accounts for around 52% of the world's new leprosy sufferers, despite being designated "Leprosy Eliminated" in 2005, according to the Union Health Ministry. It should be mentioned that past successes in India's l

Framework for Maritime Spatial Planning

Framework for Maritime Spatial Planning As part of an agreement under the Indo-Norway Integrated Ocean Initiative, Puducherry has unveiled the nation's first Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) framework. After a 2019 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Norway, Puducherry and Lakshadweep were selected as the coastlines to launch the MSP program. About Marine Spatial Planning (MSP); MSP, an ecosystem-based spatial planning process, analyses present and future ocean

Strengthening Cooperative Movement in India

Strengthening Cooperative Movement in India The formulation of a strategy to create functional grass-roots organizations in each untapped Panchayat has been given the Union Cabinet's approval as a way to enhance the cooperative movement in the nation. To promote the cooperative movement, the Centre authorized a plan to establish 2 lakh Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS), dairy, and fishery cooperatives nationwide during the following five years. More On the news:

Uttarakhand’s Anti Cheating Law

Uttarakhand’s Anti Cheating Law On February 11, 2023, a demonstration in Dehradun against paper leaks and recruiting scams descended into violence. The Uttarakhand Competitive Examination (Measures for Control and Prevention of Unfair Means in Recruitment) Ordinance, 2023, which prohibits the use of unfair means in tests, received the governor's approval the following day. What are the provisions pertaining to the anti-cheating laws in Uttarakhand? The rule inclu


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