Regulation of Over the Top or OTT (Communication Services) Platforms

Regulation of Over the Top or OTT (Communication Services) Platforms Context: The inclusion of Over the Top or OTT (Communication Services) within the ambit of the draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 that was unveiled recently for public comments, is a feature that has drawn much attention. One of the major reason or the argument that the Over the Top or OTT (Communication Services) must be regulated was the principle of “same service, same rules”. What are the arguments in favor of OTTs? Same service implies that a person should […]

Doctrine of Pleasure

Doctrine of Pleasure Context: Arif Mohammed Khan, the governor of Kerala, and the state government disagree strongly on a number of subjects. The most recent scandal started when he asked numerous vice chancellors to quit after the Supreme Court invalidated the nomination of the vice […]

FCRA

FCRA Context: The Ministry of Home Affairs has cancelled the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) license of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) and Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust (RGCT), organizations that are associated with the Nehru-Gandhi family, for alleged violations of the provisions of the Act. What […]

Competition Commission of India

Competition Commission of India Context: The Competition Commission of India has stated that Google’s various agreements with manufacturers, one of its major revenue-earning apps, Youtube, gained a significant edge over competitors in the online video hosting platforms market. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed […]

Telecommunication Bill, 2022

Telecommunication Bill, 2022 Context: The Ministry of Communications released a draft of the Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 last week for public comments. The draft is an attempt by the government to update the extant regulatory framework in keeping with the advancements and challenges in the […]

Operation Megh Chakra

Operation Megh Chakra Context: Searches at 59 locations across 20 States and one Union Territory, as part of a pan-India drive against the circulation and sharing of child sexual abuse material was done by The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recently conducted. This operation was […]

The Debate Over Census

The Debate Over Census Background: In 1872, India undertook its first census, which was carried out asynchronously in various regions of the nation. From 1881 until 2011, India consistently conducted decadal censuses despite epidemics, global wars, Partition, and other unrest. It is now becoming increasingly […]

Delays mar MGNREGS Social Audits

Delays mar MGNREGS Social Audits For Prelims About MGNREGA: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was enacted on 23rd August 2005 and it guarantees 100 days of employment, every financial year to rural households. About MGNREGS: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme […]