07 Jan, 2020

  • Indian Data Relay Satellite System - Science
  • DigiLocker and Digital India - Economy
  • Tulu language and 8th schedule (Article) - Polity
  • State can regulate minority institutions - Polity
  • Jallikattu - Polity
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    CATTLE FESTIVALS TURN JALLIKATTU EVENTS IN KUPPAM

    The practice of Jallikattu was banned by the Supreme Court in the year 2014. However, state of Tamil Nadu passed a law which allowed for the practice of Jallikattu.

    • Tamil Nadu’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act of 2017
    • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Conduct of Jallikattu) Rules of 2017
    • Petition filed by PETA in SC
    • PETA’s Claim
    • Conflict between fundamental right & prevention of cruelty to animals

     

    STATE CAN REGULATE MINORITY INSTITUTIONS: SC

    Supreme Court has upheld the West Bengal Madrasah Service Commission Act, 2008, clearing the way for appointment of teachers in Madrasah in the state. The Court also upheld the appointment of teachers made by commission constituted under the Act. This judgment becomes significant as the Act was declared unconstitutional by the Calcutta High Court stating that the Act violated Article 30 of the Indian Constitution.

    • Appointment of teachers in Madarsa
    • Article 30 - Right of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions
    • Purpose of West Bengal Madrasah Service Commission Act, 2008

     

    NEW SATELLITES WILL HELP GAGANYAAN CREW

    ISRO is set launch a new satellite series called Indian Data Relay Satellite System that tracks various Indian satellites in the low earth orbit at all times.

    • Indian Data Relay Satellite System
    • Faster data transfer
    • Continuous monitoring of Gaganyaan
    • Real-time communication with IRNSS system

     

    PLEA AGAINST DIGILOCKER RULES: CENTRE TOLD TO REPLY         

    Recently, a petition was filed before the Delhi High Court against the rules pertaining to the operation of DigiLocker. The petitioner has argued that the rules do not allow a user to nominate a successor or heir to operate the facility on his/her death and hence such rules are "arbitrary" and "unconstitutional".

    • About DigiLocker
    • Some important initiatives under Digital India

     

    A CASE FOR INCLUDING TULU IN THE EIGHT SCHEDULE

    Placing all deserving languages on an equal footing will promote social inclusion and national solidarity including Tulu Language. Article 29 of the Constitution provides that a section of citizens having a distinct language, script or culture have the right to conserve the same. 

    • The Constitution has 22 languages which are protected through VIIIth Schedule
    • Certain Languages should be included in 8th Schedule
    • Case for Tulu Language to be included in 8th Schedule
    • Benefits of including Tulu Language in 8th Schedule
    • India needs to learn from The Yuelu Proclamation
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