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  • Meaning and history of Anglo Indians in India

    As per Article 366 (2) of the Constitution, Anglo-Indian is considered to be someone who lives in India and whose father or any of the male ancestors belong to the European lineage. This term is mainly used for British people who are working in India and belong to Indian origin community. The Anglo-Indian term was defined in the Government of India Act, 1935.

    14 hrs ago
  • What is the Expenditure limit in the Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections in 2019?

    A candidate is not free to spend as much as he/she likes in the election. The law prescribes that the total election expenditure shall not exceed the maximum limit prescribed under Rule 90 of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961. A candidate can spend upto Rs.70 lakh, depending on the state they are contesting the Lok Sabha election. Expenditure limit in the Assembly Elections is Rs. 28 lacs in bigger states.

    Apr 18, 2019
  • What is the cost of EVM in India and where it is built?

    The Electronic Voting Machines have been designed and made by the Technical Experts Committee (TEC) of the Election Commission in collaboration with two Public Sector Undertakings i.e. Electronic Corporation of India Limited, Hyderabad and Bharat Electronics Limited, Bangalore. The cost of M3 EVM is around Rs. 17,000 per unit in India.

    Apr 16, 2019
  • What are the Benefits of Electronic Voting Machines in Elections?

    According to an estimate, about 10,000 tons of ballot papers are saved in a national election in India due to the use of EVM machine but the use of EVM will save around 2 lakh trees. EVM machines can be moved easily from one place to another in comparison to the ballot boxes, due to which the people living in inaccessible areas can use their franchise.

    Apr 16, 2019
  • Universal Basic Income (UBI): Definition, Features, Advantage and Disadvantages

    Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a model for providing a sum of money to all citizens of a country or other geographic area with a given sum of money, regardless of their income, employment status. The purpose of the UBI is to prevent or reduce poverty and increase equality among citizens.

    Apr 15, 2019
  • How Indian Diplomacy trapped the Pakistan?

    In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, India has launched a lot of diplomatic actions against Pakistan. As of now Pakistan is being pressurised by all countries of the world as well as International institutions. Pakistan is being included in the grey list of financial action task force for allowing terror funding from its soil and its external debt is increasing rapidly.

    Apr 15, 2019
  • What is Electoral Bond? 12 interesting facts about it

    The central government has introduced electoral bonds worth Rs. 1,000, Rs. 10,000, Rs. 1 lac, Rs. 10 lacs and Rs. 1 crore to bring transparency in the election funding of the political parties in 2018. These bonds can be bought from selected branches of State Bank of India. In this article 12 interesting facts about these election bonds are mentioned.

    Apr 12, 2019
  • Election Cost per Voter in Lok Sabha Election since 1952

    It is expected that the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will cost around 6500 crore to the exchequer of the government of India. This expenditure was around 3870 cr in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In the first elections, the Government spent Rs. 0.60 on an elector whereas it touched 46 rupees per voter in 2014 and in the upcoming 17th Lok Sabha election it will reach around 72 rupees per voter.

    Apr 11, 2019
  • Development of Education during British Period in India

    Education policy of the British: In pre-British days, Hindus and Muslims were educated through Pathsala and Madrassa respectively, but their advent created a new place of learning i.e. Missionaries. So that, they can create a class of Indian who would be “Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste” who would act as interpreters between the Government and the masses.

    Apr 9, 2019
  • T.N. Seshan: The Proponent of Election Reforms in India

    T. N. Seshan is preferable known as the proponent of electoral reforms in India. He was born on 15 December 1932 in Palakkad, Madras Presidency, British India (now in Kerala, India). The full name of the 1955 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tamil Nadu cadre was Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan.

    Apr 9, 2019
  • Merit and Non Merit Goods: Meaning, differences and Examples

    Merit goods and services are those goods which are promoted by the government. Government wants to promote the consumption of these goods to increase the welfare of the society. On the other hand non merit goods and services are those which are harmful for the society so government want to check the consumption of the non merit goods.

    Apr 5, 2019
  • The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC): Composition and Objectives

    The 6 member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) constituted by the Central Government as per the Section 45ZB of the amended RBI Act, 1934. The first meeting of the MPC was held on October 3 and 4, 2016. This committee decides various policy rates like Repo rate, Reverse repo rate, MSF and Liquidity Adjustment Facility etc.

    Apr 4, 2019
  • Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA): Powers and Pros & cons of the law

    The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act-(AFSPA) was passed on September 11, 1958 to help the army in tackling the disturbed areas of the Northeast India. AFSPA was implemented in the Kashmir amid increase in the insurgency in 1990. Currently, AFSPA is still in force in these states; Arunachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Manipur, Assam and Nagaland.

    Apr 3, 2019
  • Article 370: Rights and Facilities to Kashmiri Citizens

    Article 370 of the Indian Constitution envisages special privileges to the Jammu and Kashmir. These privileges include separate flag and constitution for the Jammu and Kashmir. Article 370 came into force since November 17, 1952. In this article we have explained the Rights and facilities to Kashmiri Citizens due to the enforcement of the article 370.

    Apr 2, 2019
  • List of the Major Straits of the World

    A Strait is a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water. It most commonly refers to a channel of water that lies between two land masses. In this article, we are giving the list of the World’s major Straits that will give general awareness to the reader in understanding how these straits connect the world.

    Apr 2, 2019