13 Jan, 2020

  • Religious Freedom vs. Right to equality (Article) - Polity
  • Bojjanakkonda and INTAC - History
  • Under five mortality - Social Issues
  • Right to property - Polity
  • Kaziranga National Park - Environment
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    THE WARP AND WEFT OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY – ARTICLE

    In expounding the scope and extent of freedom of religion, the Supreme Court faces a difficult question of balance between Article 25 and Article 26

    • The rituals/religious practices which bring the above two rights in conflict
    • Rights given under Articles 25 and Article 26
    • Restrictions put under Article 25 and Article 26

     

    SC ON ADVERSE POSSESSION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY

    The Supreme Court granted relief to a 80 year old illiterate widow, whose land was forcibly acquired by the Himachal Pradesh government in 1967-68 without following due process of law for construction of road.

    • Adverse Possession
    • What did the Supreme Court held?
    • Article 300A
    • Article 142 and 136
    • SC on right to property as fundamental right

     

    VILLAGERS GIVE UP STONE THROWING RITUAL AT BUDDHIST SITE

    After a sustained campaign, heritage lovers and officials have been successful in almost stopping the stone-pelting ritual at Bojjannakonda.     

    • Bojjannakonda and Lingalakonda
    • Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana
    • Sankaram village
    • Eastern Hill of Sankaram village
    • INTACH

     

    INDIA’S UNDER-5 GIRLS FACE HIGH MORTALITY

    India is among the few countries in the world where, in 2018, the mortality for girls under 5 years of age exceeded that of boys, according to the ‘Levels and Trends in Child Mortality’ report by the United Nations (UN) inter-agency group for child mortality. 

    • Mortality of girls higher than boys under 5 years of age
    • Levels and Trends in Child Mortality’ report
    • United Nations (UN) inter-agency group for child mortality

     

    KAZIRANGA HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF WETLAND BIRDS

    According to the second wetland bird count conducted in Kaziranga, it has recorded 96 species of wetland birds, which is one of the highest for wildlife reserves in India.

    • Kaziranga Sanctuary
    • 96 species of wetland birds recorded
    • UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • River Brahmaputra
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