03 September, 2020

  • Mains Question Assignment
  • missed opportunity (Editorial) (Internet, Economy)
  • Dissent and detention Page (Editorial) (Polity and Governance)
  • Mission Karmayogi to train govt. officials- (Polity and Governance)
  • Victory in a long battle for equal opportunities Page - (Defence and Security)
  • Question Hour dropped in LS schedule of monsoon session (Polity and Governance)
  • Prelims Revision
  • QOD

Prelims Quiz


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    Data as a resource

    • Importance of data
    • Economic rights to various kind of data
    • Present structure of data administration
    • Legal basis for data sharing
    • Gopalakrishnan committee


    Dissent and detention

     Allahabad High Court in its 42-page order has laid bare the malefic manner in which the doctor was detained under the National Security Act (NSA) on February 13, 2020, shortly after he was granted bail in an earlier case. 

    • Provision of Preventive Detention in Indian constitution
    • National Security Act
    • Public Safety Act (PSA)
    • A brief History of detention laws
    • Controversies surrounding preventive detentions
    • Supreme court judgement on preventive detention


    Mission Karmayogi to train govt. officials 

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved launching of a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB) with the following institutional framework:-

    1. Prime Minister's Public Human Resources (HR) Council,
    2. Capacity Building Commission.
    • Special Purpose Vehicle for owning and operating the digital assets and the technological platform for online training,
    1. Coordination Unit headed by the Cabinet Secretary. 
    • Salient Features
    • Objectives
    • Financial implications
    • Background


    Equal Opportunities for Women in Army

    Supreme Court in a landmark judgment in February, 2020 held that that all serving women officers recruited in 10 combat support arms and services of the Indian Army under the Short Service Commission (SSC) scheme will have to be considered for Permanent Commission (PC). Accordingly, Ministry of Defence (MOD) has issued an order for grant of Permanent Commission to women officers in the Army. So, in July, 2020, MOD issued formal sanction offering Permanent Commission to women officers of the Indian Army. According to the author who is former Wing Commander (retired) of Indian Air Force, the SC judgment is the culmination of a struggle for equal opportunity that began almost 27 years ago when the Army inducted the first batches of women as officers in non-medical corps. The Indian Air Force was first among the three services to grant PC to SSC women officers.   

    • Background – Women in Indian Army
    • The Problem
    • Quest for Equality in Courts
    • Delhi HC Judgment 2010
    • Government challenged Order of Delhi HC
    • New Order of MOD – February 2019
    • New Proposal Made by the Government in Supreme Court
    • Supreme Court Final Decision
    • Benefits of the Judgment
    • Conclusion - Time for Patriarchal Mindset to change in India


    Question Hour dropped in LS schedule of monsoon session

    • Controversies

    Vikas Sharma 6 months ago

    Answer to question 4 should be option C. 

    Aman Raj Sinha 5 months ago

    Question No. 4 answer should be option C according to the explaination

    Shivangi Sharan 5 months ago

    The question mentions ministers only, whereas all MPs can raise questions. So option would be D. 

    KRITI UPADHYAYA 5 months ago

    US has patriot act which is similar so not right to say no democratic country has such provisions...

    Tamsil Sajid Amani 5 months ago

    Question 4 : The correct option is D

    Because the statements mention 'Minister' while the Zero Hour is for all 'Members of Parliament (MPs).

    Yuvi 5 months ago

    Ministers v/s MP's Answer is '' D "

    Ritika Gupta 5 months ago

    • Indeed Sir magical and illustrious explanation!