War Criminal

War Criminal   Context:   President Joe Biden on Wednesday flatly called Russia’s Vladimir Putin a “war criminal” for the unfolding onslaught in Ukraine, where hospitals and maternity wards have been bombed. But declaring someone a war criminal is not as simple as just saying the […]

Provisions Under FCRA

Provisions Under FCRA Context: • The Union Home Ministry has placed the U.S.- based Hewlett Foundation on its watchlist following an investigation that foreign contributions it sent were being used for climate awareness campaigns, an activity not permissible under the FCRA [Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act] […]

An Overlook of OROP Scheme

An Overlook of OROP Scheme Context: • The Supreme Court recently upheld the Centre’s one rank, one pension (OROP) scheme for the armed forces. • A Bench led by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud held, “We find no constitutional infirmity in the OROP principle as defined in […]

Transition Towards a Circular Economy

Transition Towards a Circular Economy Context: • In the Budget speech this year, the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, emphasized the role of cleaner technologies such as solar energy and batteries in India’s future economic growth. • In addition, she mentioned the importance of transitioning to […]