Mains Value Addition
Single party dominance, democracy imperilled
The absurdity of the anti-defection law.
“Inhibiting free speech”.
NEP emphasises child-centred pedagogy as opposed to exam-centred approach.
• Dr. Jitendra Singh today inaugurated the latest technology Integrated Bamboo Treatment Plant in the premises of North East Cane and Bamboo
Development Council (NECBDC) near Guwahati. North Eastern Council and the Ministry of DoNER have initiated a country wide drive and are also encouraging Start-Ups and new entrepreneurs to explore business
opportunities through bamboo.
• Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh announced that Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir will set up three Bamboo Clusters through technical
knowhow and collaboration from North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC).
The progressive politics must ensure that winning polls through any means can never be an objective.
GS-2: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
GS-4: accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance.
In the light of recent controversy of election issues ranging from shifting party alliances to unpredicted results, what are the challenges before the Election Commission of India to ensure the trustworthiness of elections in India?
The Puducherry events (Four Ruling MLAs have resigned) highlight, yet the absurdity of the anti-defection law.
issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure.
GS-2: Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
Effect of Anti-Defection law on legislatures:
Global example: –
In the absence of an anti-defection law, MPs are free to vote based on their conscience on all issues. Just recently, in the United States, seven Republican senators voted to convict President Trump by breaking ranks with their party. Two months ago, in the United Kingdom, 55 MPs from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party voted against the government’s proposal for stricter lockdown restrictions.
KihotoHollohon v. ZachilhuCase: –
“The river of power politics seems to be a great cleansing purgatory where the stains of defections are rewarded as heroic exploits. The voters too seem to forgive and forget as all the defectors in MP gotre-elected.” Discuss.
The Delhi Assembly summoned Facebook to depose before its Peace and Harmony Committee, who examining the Delhi riots that took place in February last year.
Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security
“Free speech in the assembly has been held by the judiciary in numerous cases to be ‘absolute’, ‘unfettered’, and ‘sacrosanct’, limited solely by rules of procedure and express Constitutional restrictions.” Explain.
On Thursday, the government unveiled the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 that seek to define the contours for oversight of social media as well as digital media and OTT platforms in the country.
GS 3: Social Media and Related Issues
Critically analyse the need of Social media regulation in the light of Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.
Union Cabinet approved the National Education Policy 2020, paving way for transformational reforms in school and higher education sector in the country.
Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education.
What purpose does an NEP serve?
Way Forward: –
“Education is the right of every Indian. It is an umbrella under which every individual should feel safe and identify with the prevalent system.” Discuss the statement considering the recent National Education policy 2020.