25 Jan, 2020

  • Cane farmers flag Brazil's WTO Case against India - Economy
  • Justice for Rohingya - Editorial - International Institutions
  • Centre seeks to revamp childcare scheme in urban areas - Social Issues
  • Fifty years on, new fears for repatriates - Article - International Relations
  • Aspirants with criminal past should not get ticket, EC tells SC - Polity & Governance
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    Fifty Years on, new fears for Repatriates from Sri Lanka

    The article highlights about the plight of Tamil Repatriates who were brought back to India from Sri Lanka after India and Sri Lanka signed two pacts namely 1. Sirimavo-Shastri Pact, October 1964 and 2. Sirimavo-Gandhi Pact, June 1974.   

    • AGREEMENT ON PERSONS OF INDIAN ORIGIN IN CEYLON – 1964 - SIRIMAVO-SHASTRI PACT
    • EXCHANGE OF LETTERS CONSTITUTING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTOF INDIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA REGARDING PERSONS OF INDIAN ORIGIN IN SRI LANKA – 1974 - SIRIMAVO-GANDHI PACT
    • Consequence of the Agreements
    • Suspicion & Stigma
    • Documents Lost
    • Need for Clarity from Government of India on Repatriates

     

    Plea for judicial probe in custodial death cases

    The Supreme Court has issued notice to central government on a petition seeking mandatory judicial probe in cases related to death, disappearance or rape in police custody or in jail.

    • About Section 176 (1A)
    • Poor Implementation of Section 176 (1A)
    • Need for Judicial Inquiries

     

    Cane farmers flag Brazil’s WTO case against India

    In the backdrop of Brazilian President’s visit to India as a chief guest of Republic Day celebrations, the Indian sugarcane farmers have urged the government to persuade Brazil to withdraw its complaint in the WTO with respect to domestic support commitment provisions under WTO’s Agreement on Agriculture.

    • About WTO’s Agreement on Agriculture
    • India’s argument

     

    Aspirants with criminal past should not get tickets

    Supreme Court has agreed to examine a proposition made by the Election Commission (EC) to ask political parties to not give ticket to those with criminal antecedents. It was submitted in the Court that as of now, 46% of Members of Parliament has criminal records. Supreme Court has asked the lawyers to come up with a joint proposal detailing how it can be ensured that parties did not fall in with criminal politicians within a week.

    • Union of India v Association for Democratic Reforms and Another
    • Affidavit by candidates
    • Candidates with Criminal Background
    • Guidelines for Social Media

     

    Justice for Rohingya: On International Court of Justice ruling

    In its significant verdict the International Court of Justice (ICJ) order the Myanmar government to take all steps to prevent the genocide against Rohingya Muslims under the Genocide Convention of 1948.

    • About ICJ
    • JURISDICTION
    • ELECTION OF JUDGES TO ICJ

     

    Centre to revamp child care schemes in urban areas

    Niti Aayog has decided that it will put forward a new policy to revamp the child care in urban areas. This need is accentuated by the fact that Health and ICDS model working in the country has not taken into account the problems of urban India. In this reference, let’s first understand the problems in the urban India for Child Care and Development.

    • Why Childcare is so important for us?
    • Indicators of malnutrition:
    • Services under ICDS
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