Day October 19, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 19th October

• The 17th Meeting of Ministers of Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States was hosted by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law and Justice, Communication and Electronics and Information Technology. During the meeting, Minister highlighted the…

Anti-Tank Guided Missiles

• The indigenously developed laser-guided version of the Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) was successfully test fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on two separate occasions recently. About: • ATGMs are missile systems that can strike and neutralise…

Originalism

• US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, who is widely expected to be confirmed by Republican lawmakers before the November 3 election, has described “originalism” as her legal philosophy. About: • Originalism means interpreting the country’s Constitution as per…

[Editorial Analysis] A Fragmented Vote

Mains Paper 2: Governance Prelims level: Dalit atrocities Mains level: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability Context: • Dalit politics in Bihar has mainly been a politics of negotiation for a “good deal” from mainstream political parties. • The…

[Editorial Analysis] Out and equal

Mains Paper 2: Governance Prelims level: Section 377 Mains level: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability Context: • Two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down a colonial-era law that had made homosexuality a criminal offence in India —…