06 Mar, 2020

  • 104th Constitutional Amendment Act , 2020 - Polity
  • Suspension and expulsion of MPs - Polity
  • Sedition - should it be scrapped? (Article) - Polity
  • Freedom in the world report 2020 - Polity
  • Saroglitazar for NASH - Science
  • Comparison of Hindustani and Carnatic Music - Culture
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    SHOULD THE SEDITION LAW BE SCRAPPED?  

    Large number of sedition cases have been filed against people for protesting against the CAA. Data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) show that 194 cases of sedition have been filed since the CAA was passed on December 11, 2019. More cases of sedition have been filed since December, 2019 than in the last three years put together, according to NCRB data.  

    • Sedition – Section 124A – IPC
    • NCRB Data – Sedition
    • Law Commission Report – Sedition
    • Kedarnath v State of Bihar
    • Disaffection or disloyalty against state

     

    LOK SABHA SUSPENDS 7 CONGRESS MPS FOR REST OF BUDGET SESSION

    The Lok Sabha has suspended seven Congress members for the remaining period of the Budget session for ‘gross misconduct and utter disregard’ for House rules after papers from the Speaker’s table were snatched by the Opposition MPs.

    • Rules of Conduct of Business in the Lok Sabha
    • Power of speaker to ensure discipline in the house
    • Expulsion of an MP
    • Motion to revoke the suspension

     

    ANGLO-INDIAN PROTEST AT JANTAR MANTAR

    Action Council, a collective of Anglo-Indian associations, staged a demonstration in protest against the 126th Constitutional Amendment that ended reservation for Anglo-Indians in Parliament and State Assemblies.

    • End of Reservation for Anglo-Indians
    • 126th Constitutional Amendment
    • Extension of Reservation
    • Scheduled Caste and Schedules Tribe

     

    INDIA AMONG LEAST-FREE DEMOCRACIES, SAYS STUDY

    The Freedom in the World 2020 report ranks India at the 83rd position, along with Timor-Leste and Senegal. It is a U.S.-based watchdog, which has been tracking global political and civil liberties for almost half a century.

    • Freedom in the World 2020 report
    • Drop in India’s Ranking
    • India’s Rank – 83
    • India - Least Free Democracy
    • Reasons for low rating

     

    ZYDUS CADILA TO LAUNCH DRUG FOR NASH

    The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved Zydus Cadila’s new drug application (NDA) for Saroglitazar for treatment of Non-Cirrhotic, Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis (NASH) in India.

    • Non-Cirrhotic, Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis – NASH
    • Drugs
    • Approved by DCGI

     

    PANDIT RAVI SHANKAR – FRIDAY REVIEW  

    Pandit Ravi Shankar was an Indian musician and a composer of Hindustani classical music. He was the best-known proponent of the sitar in the second half of the 20th century and influenced many other musicians throughout the world. Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999.

    • Hindustani classical music
    • Sitar
    • Bharat Ratna
    • Style of Music
    • Carnatic Music
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