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Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022

Why in News? Recently, the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022 has come into force after being enacted by the Parliament in April 2022. It replaces the existing Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920, a colonial era law, and allows police officers to take measurements of people convicted, arrested or facing trial in criminal cases. About Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, …

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Police reforms in India

Context- There is a broadly shared view that the All India Services, which provided the ‘steel frame’ of governance in a democratic India, especially on the police front, are failing to deliver. This is because of the weakening decision-making ability of its officers, their smugness arising from notions of total employment security, and the inadequacy of parameters used …

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National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission

Why in News? Recently, National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM), has accomplished the goal of imparting Intellectual Property (IP) awareness and basic training to 01 million students. The target has been achieved before the deadline which was 15 August 2022. About National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM)- The mission was launched in 2021, it is a pan-India mission …

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Amendments to Biodiversity Bill, 2021

Why in News? Recently, a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) that examined the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill 2021 has submitted its recommendations on the Bill. The JPC has accepted various amendments made by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC). About Biodiversity Act, 2002 (BDA)- The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 (BDA) was enacted to provide for the conservation of biological diversity, sustainable …

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Digital Gap in Education

Why in News? Recently, the Union Ministry of Education informed Lok Sabha that in at least 10 states of India, less than 10% of schools are equipped with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools or Digital Tools. About the ICT Tools- ICT tools for teaching and learning cover everything from digital infrastructures like printers, computers, laptops, tablets, etc., to software …

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Governing Telecommunication in India

Why in News? Recently, the Department of Telecommunications under the Ministry of Communications has invited input on the need to update the legal framework governing the telecom sector. It has also released a consultation paper in which it suggested the need for a new legal framework that is precise, exact, and responsive to the development of new technologies and social norms. Need for …

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India and Minerals Security Partnership (MSP)

Why in News? India is aspiring to enter the 11 member US led partnership for critical mineral supply chains called ‘Minerals Security Partnership’. A group of western nations are cooperating to develop alternatives to China to ensure crucial industrial supplies. Demand for critical minerals, which are important for clean energy and other technologies, is projected to expand significantly …

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