Daily Archives: March 18, 2023


Horseshoe crabs are disappearing off Odisha’s coast. Horseshoe crabs are marine and brackish water arthropods of the family. Despite their name, they are not true crabs or crustaceans, they are chelicerates, most closely related to arachnids such as spiders, ticks, and scorpions. Horseshoe crabs live primarily in and around shallow coastal waters on soft, sandy or muddy bottoms. They are generally found …

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The issue of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies has been referred to the Law Commission for further examination. Currently, elections to the state assemblies and the Lok Sabha are held separately. Whenever the incumbent government’s five-year term ends or whenever it is dissolved due to various reasons. The idea of “One Nation, One …

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Congress moves privilege motion against Prime Minister Parliamentary privileges are certain rights and immunities enjoyed by members of Parliament, individually and collectively. Without these they cannot discharge their functions efficiently and effectively. When any of these rights and immunities are disregarded, the offence is called a breach of privilege and is punishable under law of Parliament. A notice is moved in the form of …

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The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for war crimes for Russian  President. The court says Putin bears individual criminal responsibility for the abduction and deportation of Ukrainian children since Russia’s full-scale invasion began. Russia has defended the transfers on humanitarian grounds. What is the International Criminal Court? The International Criminal Court is an intergovernmental organization and international tribunal. It is the first and only permanent international …

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herSTART platform

herSTART platform to encourage women entrepreneurs inaugurated recently The ‘herSTART’ platform will boost innovation and start-up efforts of women entrepreneurs and also help them connect with various government and private enterprises. The platform will include: a digital platform to provide resources and training modules free of cost to aspiring women entrepreneurs, a digital community for them, and a digital publication to spread their …

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Key provisions: The Bill provides for the prevention of offenses against advocates, such as assault, grievous hurt, criminal force and criminal intimidation, along with damage or loss to their property. The objective of the Bill is to prohibit increasing “violence” and “false implications” against advocates in the state. The Act also deems these offenses as cognizable, …

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The Prime Minister of India has informed that PM MITRA mega textile parks would be set up in some states which will boost the textiles sector in line with 5F (Farm to Fibre to Factory to Fashion to Foreign) vision. Ministry of Textiles78 Aim: The PM Mega Integrated Textile Regions and …

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The President of India recently launched Unnathi programme. The President inaugurated the silver jubilee celebration of ‘Kudumbashree’ – one of the largest women’s self-help networks in the world. She also launched ‘Unnathi’ Programme. It is an umbrella programme to create opportunities for employment and self-employment, among the youth belonging to SC and ST communities. SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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The time limit fixed by the Supreme Court for the constitution of an inter-State river water disputes tribunal for Pennaiyar river expired and Tamil Nadu is waiting for the Centre’s next course of action. In 2018, Tamil Nadu filed an original suit against Karnataka constructing check-dams and diversionary structures on the river. In 2019, …

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