19 Mar, 2020

  • NDRF Preparedness for COVID 19 - (Disaster Management)
  • Judicial Independence- (Editorial, Polity and Governance)
  • Judicial Independence 2 - (Lead Article, Polity and Governance)
  • Call Data Record - (Polity and Governance)
  • Autonomy of Minority Institutions - (Polity and Governance; Indian Society)
  • Practice Questions

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    NDRF puts contingency plans in place

    India is currently at the second stage of the COVID 19 outbreak.

    • PREPARATION FOR n-COVID19 OUTBREAK
    • National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
    • National Executive Committee (NEC)
    • National Disaster response force (NDRF)
    • National Crisis Management Committee

     

    Competitive impropriety and 3. In Upper House nomination, a fall for ‘aloofness’

    The recent decision of the government to nominate the former Chief Justice of India as a member of Rajya Sabha as invigorated the issue of Judicial Independence and the need for measures to maintain the same.

    • Need for Judicial Independence
    • Provisions ensuring Judicial Independence
    • Earlier Cases
    • Issues
    • Way Forward

     

    An SC verdict violative of minority rights

    The 2-Judge Bench of Supreme Court has upheld the West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education Act, 1994 and West Bengal Madrasah Service Commission Act, 2008, clearing the way for appointment of teachers in Madrasah in the state.

    • Purpose of West Bengal Madrasah Service Commission Act, 2008
    • The Judgment
    • Issues with the judgment
    • Conclusion

     

    Call data being used to improve quality’

    Director of Cellular Operators Association of India, wrote a letter to the Telecom Secretary, stating that some local units of the DoT “continue to seek voluminous CDR details from the licensees on regular basis in contravention” of the standard operating procedure for providing CDRs to law enforcement agencies.

    • What are CDRs?
    • What all detail does CDR reveals?
    • Who has the legal access to this data?
    • Need data to improve services
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