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Financial Devolution to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)

Despite the efforts initiated by the 11th Finance Commission, financial devolution to urban areas remains inadequate. Municipalities suffer from poor fiscal health, and rapid urbanization without sufficient fiscal measures hinders development. Financial Devolution to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) India allocates only 0.5% of its GDP to ULBs, whereas countries like …

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NOTA and its Consequences

Why was the NOTA Option Introduced, and Its Consequences GS2 : About NOTA and its consequences with respect to the Voters Right to Secrecy, Implications of Large Number of Votes to NOTA Option, etc. The BJP’s Shankar Lalwani has won in Indore with a massive 10.09 lakh margin, receiving 12,26,751 …

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Interpol issued a blue corner notice against Prajwal

GS Paper II (Governance): It highlights the importance of international cooperation in criminal justice matters. Interpol serves as a vital platform for such collaboration. GS Paper III (Internal Security): Interpol plays a role in combating transnational crimes like terrorism, drug trafficking, and cybercrime, which are relevant to India’s internal security. …

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Delay in Nagaland Civic Polls

GS Paper II (Governance): It highlights the concept of special provisions for certain states and the rationale behind them. Essay Paper: Article 371A can be a relevant point for essays related to federalism, special rights for indigenous communities, or the history of the Naga Hills. Why in News ? On …

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Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF)

Introduction The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) is a strategic economic initiative launched by the United States in May 2022. It aims to strengthen economic ties among member countries in the Indo-Pacific region, fostering resilience, sustainability, and shared prosperity. This framework holds significance for regional economies, including India, offering …

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Stubble Burning in India & its Alternatives to fight Pollution

Introduction Stubble burning, the practice of setting fire to leftover crop residue after harvest, is a major environmental concern in India. This widespread practice, particularly in northern states like Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh, contributes significantly to air pollution, impacting public health and overall environmental quality. Negative Consequences of Stubble …

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Corrupt practices under RPA,1951

Corrupt practices under RPA

What is the Representation of People Act, 1951? The electoral framework in India is regulated by specific sections within the Indian Constitution, namely Articles 324 to 329 of Part XV. These provisions empower the Parliament to formulate legislation pertaining to both national and statelevel elections. Article 324 specifically establishes the …

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Curative petition

curative petition

Definition: A curative petition is a legal remedy available in India to address final judgments or orders of the Supreme Court that may have resulted in a miscarriage of justice or violated fundamental rights. It is considered as the last resort for seeking a review of a judgment after exhausting …

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Industrial Alcohol -Centre and State Laws for its Regulation

Industrial Alcohol Regulation

Concept : Industrial alcohol, unlike alcoholic beverages, is not meant for human consumption (denatured). It finds applications in various sectors, including manufacturing pharmaceuticals, disinfectants, chemicals, and even biofuels. Constitutional Framework: State List (Entry 8): Entry 8 in the State List grants states authority over intoxicating liquor legislation, including production, possession, …

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PMLA: Combating Money Laundering and Financial Crimes

pmla

Concept : The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), enacted by the Indian government, targets money laundering and associated financial offenses. Enacted in 2002, the PMLA aims to prevent and control money laundering activities and confiscate proceeds of crime derived from illicit activities. Key Provisions: Offences and Penalties: The PMLA …

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