Fundamental Duties in Indian Constitution

The Fundamental Duties enshrined in Part IVA of the Indian Constitution (Article 51A) were inserted by the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act in 1976. In this article we will go through the list of Fundamental Duties, their background or need, legal position and suggestions of committees. What is the Need of Fundamental Duties in the Constitution? […]

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Facts and Significance About Swadeshi and Boycott Movements

The Swadeshi movement launched in the early 20th Century was a direct fallout of the decision of the British India government to partition Bengal. Use of Swadeshi goods and boycott of foreign made goods were the two main objectives of this movement. In this post we shall learn about the facts and significance of the […]

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Civil Services Preliminary 2018 Result Announced by UPSC

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 14th July announced the results for the 2018 Civil Services Preliminary examination held on 3rd June 2018. 10468 candidates have cleared the Prelims 2018 examination and are eligible to apply for the Civil Services Mains (CSM) examination to be held from 28.09.2018. All the qualified candidates will have […]

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Lateral Entry into Civil Services – Advantages and Disadvantages

The issue of lateral entry into civil services at mid-level positions of the Union government at the Joint Secretary level has received much attention recently due to the advertisement published by the Department of Personnel and Training in leading newspapers inviting applications from outstanding individuals for filling up 10 Joint Secretary level positions in various […]

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Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and the Supreme Court Judgment

The Supreme Court on 4th July 2018 delivered an authoritative judgement in the much awaited case Government of NCT of Delhi v/s Union of India and others. Why was this such an anticipated judgment? Since it was pending before the 5 judge Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court since 2016 regarding the role and powers […]

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Governor – Qualification, Appointment, Service Conditions

The Governor is the titular head of the state government, appointment by the Central government. Just like the President, the Governor’s role is mostly symbolic unless discretion is involved in which the Governor is not supposed to consult the state government. In this article we will know about the qualification, appointment and service conditions to […]

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Writ Jurisdiction of Supreme Court and High Court – Types of Writs and Scope

A writ is a directive issued by the Supreme Court and High Courts in India to carry out their directives for the enforcement of the fundamental right and/or legal right of the affected person. The Supreme Court can issue writs under Article 32 of the Constitution while the High Courts can issue writs under Article […]

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Causes of the Revolt of 1857

The Sepoy mutiny of 1857, popularly known as the Revolt of 1857 was the first major attempt at overthrow of the British rule from India led by disgruntled sepoys or army jawans and later joined by various sections of the society like princes, zamindars, peasants, etc. for different reasons. There were economic, administrative and socio-religious […]

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