Is Aadhaar Constitutional? Supreme Court’s Verdict On Aadhaar

Supreme Court’s Verdict on Aadhaar. SC has recently upheld the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. About: • Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the Aadhaar (Targeted delivery of financial and other subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2016 as legitimate ‘reasonable restriction’ on the individual’s right to privacy. • In 2017 in K S Puttaswamy judgement,…

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Reservations in Jobs – a review of reservation In India

A Constitution bench of the Supreme Court modified a 2006 Nagaraj judgement requiring the State to show quantifiable data to prove backwardness of a community for providing quota in promotions.  About: • In the recent judgement, responding to the government’s appeal for reconsidering the 2006 Nagaraj judgement, the Supreme Court held that states need not…

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Women Empowerment # ME TOO Movement

 “Theres is no tool for development more effective than the women empowerment”…it remains the most apt statement to define the role of women. Me too campaign is all about Women speaking up about Sexual harassment. About: • The Me Too movement (or #MeToo movement), a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault, has quickly spread in…

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Sir Chhotu Ram

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a statue of Jat leader Sir Chhotu Ram (1881-1945) in Haryana   Contributions of Sir Chhotu Ram: • British Army Recruitments: Chhotu Ram helped in the British Army recruitment effort in both the World Wars. For example, he was instrumental in the recruitment of 22,144 Jats from Rohtak area.…

Save Heart Initiative – Use of Technology

The Save Heart initiative is good example of how technology is used to save lives. From the border town Uri in Baramulla to the mountains of Banihal and Tanghdar, a Whatsapp group has emerged as a saviour for heart patients in Jammu and Kashmir. About: • Save Heart Initiative: This Whatsapp group was started by…

World Obesity Day

The World Obesity Day is observed on October 11, 2018. About: • Obesity: According to the WHO, obesity is an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation to the extent that may impair health. • Theme: Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life   Statistics: • As per one report, 2.7 billion adults worldwide will suffer from…

Pampa Valley Civilization Artefacts Discovered

The excavation of Terracotta artefacts unearthed on the banks of river Pampa in Kerala  provides the evidence to the presence of, Pampa Valley Civilization.   About: • The sighting of the terracotta works hints at ancient civilisation in the Pampa Valley, somewhat similar to the Indus Valley Civilization. • The broken terracotta pieces were of…

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Rail Heritage Digitization Project

Recently, ‘Rail Heritage Digitisation Project’ was launched by Indian Railways in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture Association. About: • Aim: This project is first-of-its-kind that aims to showcase India’s rail heritage to the national and international audience in an online story-telling platform. • Wi-Fi Facility: The project also includes the dimension of Wi-Fi. The…