Environment, GS-3, Uncategorized

A bottom-up approach to conservation

Issue: The 2018 floods and landslides in Kerala that caused huge financial losses and manifold human tragedies were thought of as a once-in-a-century calamity, and that normalcy will return soon. Further, the probability of two such back-to-back events was only 1 in 10,000. Hence, in 2019, a repeat of the shocking train of intense floods,… Continue reading A bottom-up approach to conservation

GS-2, Uncategorized

On the wrong side

The editorial talks about Press Council of India backing Kashmir restrictions Issue: The Press Council of India has moved the Supreme Court supporting the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir government’s decision to impose restrictions on communication in the state following the abrogation of Article 370. Issues are being raised about the Press Council of India… Continue reading On the wrong side

GS-2, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

Privacy Judgement and the Aftermath

Context Two years ago, in August 2017,a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court in Justice K. S. Puttaswamy (Retd) Vs Union of India unanimously held that Indians have a constitutionally protected fundamental right to privacy that is an intrinsic part of life and liberty under Article 21. It held that privacy is a natural right that inheres in all natural persons, and… Continue reading Privacy Judgement and the Aftermath