Category The Hindu

Dhole

• The paper titled ‘A strategic road map for conserving the endangered dhole Cuon alpinus in India’, was published recently in Mammal Review by Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society-India, the University of Florida, the Wildlife Conservation Trust, and the…

Contempt of court

• The Supreme Court of India has initiated contempt proceedings, on its own motion, against advocate-activist Prashant Bhushan. About: • Contempt of court is a concept that seeks to protect judicial institutions from motivated attacks and unwarranted criticism, and as…

Latent viral infection

• Ever since cases of ‘reinfection’ — people who had tested negative for COVID-19 testing positive again after a while — emerged in early January, the question of latency of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is being hotly debated. About: • A…

Nabam Rebia Judgement

• The Constitution Bench judgment of the Supreme Court in Nabam Rebia versus Deputy Speaker on July 13, 2016, held that a Governor is bound to convene a meeting of the Assembly for a floor test on the recommendation of…

State Election Commissioner

• Governor of Andhra Pradesh has directed the state government to take steps for the reinstatement of Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar as State Election Commissioner (SEC) as per the May 29, 2020 High Court judgment. A.P. Panchayat Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance,…

UNFPA report

• UNFPA recently released the State of the World Population 2020 report. Key Findings: • The Report focuses on the three harmful practices against women: (1) Child Marriage, (2) Son Preference and Gender Biased Sex Selection (GBSS), and (3) Female…