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  • Interesting Facts about Supreme Court of India

    Supreme Court is the apex court in India which came into existence on 26th January, 1950 and is located on Tilak Marg, New Delhi. It is a Constitutional body which is laid down in Part V of the Chapter V of the Constitution of India from Articles 124 to 147. It consists of Chief justice of India and 30 other Judges designated by the President of India and the retirement age of Supreme Court Judges is 65 years. Here are some interesting facts related to Supreme Court of India.

    Nov 1, 2016
  • Why Uniform Civil Code is necessary for India?

    Uniform Civil Code is defined in our Constitution under Article 44 which states that it is the duty of the state to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India. As, Uniform Civil Code would put in place a set of laws to govern personal matters of all citizens irrespective of religion is perhaps the need of the hour and ensuring that their fundamental and Constitutional rights are protected.

    Oct 21, 2016
  • 35 Descriptive Questions & Answers on Indian Polity (Part II)

    A bill is a draft legislative proposal before the house. It becomes an act only when passed by both the houses of parliament and assented to by the president. While the term `motion' in parliamentary parlance means any formal proposal made to the house by a member for the purpose of eliciting a decision of the house.

    Oct 20, 2016
  • 35 Descriptive Questions & Answers on Indian Polity (Part I)

    Lok Sabha is composed of representatives of the people chosen by direct election on the basis of the adult suffrage. The maximum strength of the house envisaged by the constitution is 552, which is made up by election of up to 530 members to represent the states, up to 20 members to represent the union territories.

    Oct 20, 2016
  • BRICS 2016: Major defence deals signed between India & Russia and their benefits

    BRICS is an association of five major emerging national economies. It is the acronym of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. This acronym was first used in 2001 by Goldman Sachs. Initially, they were grouped in four i.e. “BRIC” and later South Africa was included in 2010. So far seven BRICS Summit have taken place. And all five BRICS members are G-20 members. The 8th BRICS Summit was hosted by India in 2016 at Goa. Important deals signed between Russia and India is explained in this article.

    Oct 19, 2016
  • List of Articles Related to Centre-State Financial Relations at a Glance

    To avoid confrontation of any kind, there is a clear cut division of financial relation between the centre and the state. The Union Parliament levies taxes on items mentioned in the union list while the state legislatures levy taxes on items mentioned in the state list. Articles 268 to 293 are related to centre-state financial relations.

    Oct 18, 2016
  • Comparison between the PIO Card Holder and Overseas citizen of India (OCI)

    The Constitution deals with the citizenship from Articles 5 to 11 under Part II. However, it contains neither any permanent nor any elaborate provisions in this regard. It only identifies the persons who became citizens of India at its commencement (i.e., on January 26, 1950).

    Sep 30, 2016
  • List of Articles Related to Centre-State Relations at a Glance

    Articles 245 to 255 in Part XI of the Constitution deal with the legislative relations between the Centre and the states. Centre and the states are supreme in their respective fields, the maximum harmony and coordination between them is essential for the effective operation of the federal system.

    Sep 29, 2016
  • Unitary Features of the Indian Constitution

    Unitary Features of constitution make a centralized government. It is a government in which all powers held by the government belong to a single, central agency. A unitary system is governed constitutionally as one single unit. All power is top down. A unitary state is a sovereign state governed as one single unit in which the central government is supreme.

    Sep 27, 2016
  • Comparision b/w Federal and Unitary Governments

    Unitary government is one in which all the powers are inherited in the national government and the regional governments (if at all exist), derive their authority from the national government. While a federal government is one in which powers are divided between the national government and the regional governments by the Constitution.

    Sep 23, 2016
  • Federal Features of the Indian Constitution

    A unitary government is one in which all the powers are vested in the national government and the regional governments. A federal government, on the other hand, is one in which powers are divided between the national government and the regional governments by the Constitution itself and both operate in their respective jurisdictions independently.

    Sep 22, 2016
  • Comparing Parliamentary and Presidential Systems in India

    The parliament of India provides a parliamentary system of government, at both centre and state level. Articles 74 & 75 deal with the parliamentary system at the centre and articles 163 & 164 in the states. President is the nominal executive while the prime minister is the real executive of the country.

    Sep 21, 2016
  • What are the Types of Constitutional Amendment in India?

    Article 368 in Part XX of the Indian Constitution deals with the powers of Parliament to amend the Constitution and its procedure. It states that the Parliament may, in exercise of its constituent power, add/remove an article, variation or repeal any provision of the Constitution. But not change can be done in the basic structure of the constitution.

    Sep 21, 2016
  • List of Trade Unions of India

    Trade Unions in India are registered and file annual returns under the Trade Union Act (1926). Statistics on Trade Unions are collected annually by the Labour Bureau of the Ministry of Labour, Government of India. Congress associated, the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) is assumed as the biggest of the seven central trade unions, with a membership of 33.3 million.

    Sep 20, 2016
  • Difference between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles

    Fundamental Rights are justifiable and enforceable rights while directive principles are non -justifiable and cannot override fundamental rights. Fundamental rights provide political rights whereas social and economic rights are provided through DPSP.

    Sep 15, 2016