What is the Census of India?
The decennial Census of India has been conducted 15 times, as of 2011.
While it has been undertaken every 10 years, beginning in 1872 under British Viceroy Lord Mayo, the first complete census was taken in 1881.
Post-1949, it has been conducted by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
All the censuses since 1951 were conducted under the 1948 Census of India Act.
IT Regulation Rules 2021
Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 have been framed under the Information Technology Act, 2000, and it supersedes the IT Rules, 2011.
It will ensure a harmonious, soft-touch oversight mechanism in relation to social media platform, digital media and OTT platforms etc.
Part- II of these Rules to Social Media shall be administered by Ministry of Electronics and IT.
These Rules empower the users of digital
Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act,1991
The Supreme Court asked the Centre to respond to a plea challenging the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991.
About Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act 1991:
The Act was passed in 1991.
It seeks to maintain the “religious character” of places of worship as it was in 1947.
The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute was exempted from the Act.
It says that no person shall c
National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2021
Lok Sabha has passed the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2021.
The bill aims at setting up a National Commission for Allied and healthcare Professions to standardize and regulate the education and practice of allied and healthcare professionals. It will also facilitate the maintenance and regulation of standards of education and services by healthcare professionals.
What will be the func
Right to Freedom of Movement- FASTag
GS-Paper-2: Governance– UPSC PRELIMS – Mains Application
Context: The Union government told the Bombay High Court that making FASTag mandatory for all vehicles plying on the national highways (NHs) doesn’t breach a citizen’s fundamental right to freedom of movement in any way.
FASTag ensures seamless traffic movement, cut travel time short, and that all decisions had been taken in accordance with the Central Motor Vehicle
Model Tenancy Act, 2021
A new Model Tenancy Act has been approved by the Union cabinet on June 2, 2021.
The main trigger for this is the 1.1 crore vacant houses that were found to be locked and empty in the 2011 census. Chances are that this number must have risen in the past 10 years.
This model law now has to be accepted and adopted by all the states and Union territories which will notify the law according to their state’s requirements.
The new tenancy law is a model Act
Sedition Law [Section 124A IPC] & its misuse in India
What is Sedition Law in India?
Sedition Meaning: Sedition law is an archaic law, existing since the British reign. There are evidence of its misuse by the state. It directly impacts the Fundamental Right “Freedom of speech and Expression” and meaningful dissent in the country.
How is the sedition Act defined under the law?
Sedition, which falls under Section 124A IPC, is def
Misuse of laws in India
Context: This topic is important for UPSE GS Paper2.
The rising misuse of laws in India such as section 498A, section304B, and SC/ST Act can be addressed by making our executives, especially the police competent enough to identify its potential abuse.
Section 498A- Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty.
Section 304B -Dowry deaths
Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 198
Context: This topic is important for UPSE Prelims and GS Paper 2.
Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages are made by fermentation of sugary and starchy substances, followed by distillation to increase alcohol concentration. The active ingredient in them is ethyl alcohol or ethanol.
Illicit liquor (Hooch):
Any alcoholic beverage made under unlicensed conditions is called illicit liquor. Usually, sub-s
The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act
Recently, the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act which was passed by the Parliament, came into force.
More About the Act
The Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920 from the colonial era is replaced by the new law.
The new law permits investigators to gather specific identifiable information about prisoners and other people for the purpose of identifying them and conducting criminal investigations.
Legal authorization for data collect