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What is the difference between Advocate and Lawyer?

Oct 11, 2018
Generally the term; Lawyer and Advocate are used as synonyms of each other, but after doing micro analysis we found some key differences between these two words. You would be surprised to know that Attorney, Advocate, and Solicitor are also comes in the category of the lawyer. This article is explaining the main differences in the lawyer and advocate.

Allotment of funds to MPs in the MPLAD Scheme

Sep 18, 2018
MP fund scheme was started by late Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao on December 23, 1993. The initial assistance under the MPLAD scheme was Rs. 5 lakh / MP. From 1998-99 onwards, this amount has been increased to Rs. 2 crore / MP and the amount currently available under this scheme has been increased to Rs. 5 crore rupees.

Pressure Groups in India

Sep 7, 2018
The term ‘pressure group’ originated from in the USA. A pressure group is a group of people who are organised actively for promoting and defending their common interest. They are a vital link between the government and the governed. They keep governments more responsive to the wishes of the community, especially in between elections. They are different from the political parties in that they neither contest elections nor try to capture political power but their activism influence the public policy (Government Decision).

List of all Presidents of India from1947 to 2018

Aug 30, 2018
The President is considered the first citizen of India. It is the highest Constitutional post in the country. The Electoral College elects the President of India. Without the President's signature no law can be formed and his tenure is of 5 years. Through this article, the list of the candidates who have been elected as president so far is being given and some important facts related to them.

What are the Differences between IB and RAW?

Aug 28, 2018
Intelligence Bureau (IB) was founded on December 23, 1887, as the “Central Special Branch” by the Secretary of State for India in London. It is renamed as Intelligence Bureau in 1920. RAW on the other hand was founded in the 1968 for external secret operations of the country. This article is explaining key differences between these two agencies.

Who can use National Emblem on number plate of Car?

Jul 27, 2018
According to rule 7 of Schedule 2 of the State Emblem of India (Regulation of Use) Rules, 2007, only certain statutory authorities and other high officials will have the right to use Ashoka's sign or National Emblem on their cars. In this article you will know which people can use this sign on their vehicle.

What will change, if Delhi gets full Statehood?

Jul 12, 2018
In 1991, the 69th Constitutional Amendment granted special state to Delhi and it was declared the National Capital Territory while the Lieutenant Governor was nominated the Administrator of Delhi. It created a state assembly and council of ministers for the state. It is known that Delhi has been given the status of Union Territory under Article 239A of the Constitution.

Why Governor’s Rule is imposed in Jammu & Kashmir only?

Jul 2, 2018
Jammu & Kashmir State has its own Constitution and its administration is run by the same. If any other state of India except Jammu & Kashmir does not follow the rule of law then on the basis of report of the governor of the concerned state, the President rule (article 356) is imposed in that state. But if the same kind of situation arises in the in the Jammu & Kashmir then the state is administered by the governor of the state or the governor rule is applied here instead of President rule.

What is the procedure to remove the judge of the Supreme Court?

Jun 27, 2018
There are currently 23 judges (including Chief Justice of India) against a maximum possible strength of 31.The President of India appoints the judges of the Supreme Court (SC). The Judges of the Supreme Court can be removed by the order of the President. The President can issue the removal order only after an address by the Parliament has been presented to him in the same session.

List of Lieutenant Governors of Delhi

Jun 21, 2018
The 69th constitutional amendment of 1991 provided a special status to Delhi and redesigned it as the National Capital Territory of Delhi and its rule is handed over to the Lieutenant Governor. Aditya Nath Jha, ICS was the first Lt. Governor of Delhi who served here from 7 November 1966 to 19 January 1972. Till date there have been 31 Lt. Governor of Delhi.

Constitution of India: features taken from other countries

Jun 20, 2018
The Indian Constitution is unique in its contents and spirit. Though borrowed from almost every constitution of the world, the constitution of India has several salient features that distinguish it from the constitutions of other countries. Here, we are giving the list borrowed features of Indian Constitution which is very useful for the students who are preparing for the competitive examinations.

What is the Siachen Glacier Dispute?

Jun 6, 2018
The Siachen Glacier is located near Indo-Pak Line of Control: approximately 76.9° East, Latitude: 35.5° North. The average elevation of Siachen Glacier from sea level is approximately 17770 feet. The total area of Siachen Glacier is approximately 78 km. Siachen is the 5th largest glaciers of the Karakoram Range and second largest glacier in the world.The Siachen Glacieris known as the highest battlefield of the world.

The List of Chief Ministers of Karnataka

May 17, 2018
Karnataka state was formed on 25 October 1947. Since its formation the state was known as the Mysore. Mysore is known as the Karnataka since 1 November 1973. Karnataka has Bicameral legislature which have 75 seats of MLC and 224 of MLA. K.Chengalaraya Reddy of Congress was the first Chief Minister (Oct.1947-March 1952) of the Karnataka state. B. S.Yeddyurappa of BJP has sworn in as the 25th (in person) Chief Minister of the Karnataka on May 17, 2018.

What is Election Model Code of Conduct?

May 14, 2018
The Election Commission of India releases the guidelines to conduct free and fair election in the country. These guidelines are also called election Model Code of Conduct. In this article, we have mentioned main points of model code of conduct for political parties and candidates.

List of Former Chairmen of the UPSC

May 11, 2018
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the central recruiting agency in India. It is an independent constitutional body. Articles 315 to 323 in the Part XIV of the Constitution contain elaborate provisions regarding the composition of the UPSC. UPSC is consists of the Chairman and the members appointed by the President of the India. Chairman and the members of the UPSC hold the office for a term of 6 years or till the age of 65 years.

What is the Collegium System and how it works?

May 2, 2018
The Collegium is comprises of the Chief Justice of India along with four other senior judges. This system is in practice since October 28, 1998.Collegium system is used for appointments and transfers of judges in High courts and Supreme Courts.

What is the Nuclear Doctrine of India?

Apr 26, 2018
India adopted its Nuclear Doctrine in 2003. The basic principle of India's Nuclear Doctrine is "No First Use". According to this doctrine, nuclear weapons will only be used in retaliation against a nuclear attack on Indian Territory or on Indian forces anywhere. As per a secret estimation; India has around 110-130 nuclear weapons whereas Pakistan has 130-150 nuclear weapons.

What is the Gujral Doctrine of India?

Apr 23, 2018
Gujral Doctrine is considered a milestone in India's foreign policy. It was rendered by Mr. Inder Kumar Gujral, the Minister of External Affairs in H. D. Deve Gowda Government in 1996. This theory says that "India" as a bigger country of South Asia should give one-sided concession to her small neighbours and have cordial relations with them.

List of Vice-Presidents in India and their Term of Office

Apr 18, 2018
Article 63 of Indian Constitution states that "there shall be a Vice-President of India. Vice-President is elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of the members of both houses of the Parliament. State Legislature has no role in this election. Vice-President is the ex- officio chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

List of All the Political Parties in India

Apr 16, 2018
India has very diverse multi party political system. As on 13 April, 2018 there are three types of political parties in India i.e. National Parties (7), state recognized parties (24) and registered unrecognised parties (2044). All the political parties which wish to contest local, state or national elections are required to be registered by the Election Commission of India (ECI).

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