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    The Conviction rate of Sec 498A cases falls as Conviction rate of IPC crimes increases

    The conviction rate of all IPC crimes reached 50% in 2018, the highest in 13 years. At the same time, the conviction rate of cases under Sec 498A has fallen and reached 13% in 2018, the 2nd lowest in 13 years. Violence against women is a global problem. The United Nations adopted the 'Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women' in 1993. Even...

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    DECODE | Are You a Citizen of India?

    Amidst all the protests against and justifications for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, there seems to be some confusion about who the Indian citizen is, and how a person can call themselves one. In this video, we cover all these points, with a note on what has changed and for whom with this amendment. For detailed reading, please go through the following: How does one become an Indian Citizen? What...

    • 2 days ago
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    Seizure of Fake notes: The number for ₹ 2000 decreases while for ₹ 500 increases

    The NCRB's 'Crime in India' report provides data on volume & amount of the fake currency seized in the country. The 2018 data indicates that the number of fake ₹ 2000 notes seized has decreased while it has increased in the case of ₹ 500 notes. Addressing the nation on the eve of announcing demonetization, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that...

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    Crimes against Women: Crime Rate touches an all-time high of 59 in 2018

    The 2018 Crime in India report was released by the NCRB recently. A total of 3.78 lakh crimes against women were reported in 2018 with crime rate touching an all-time high of 59 crimes per lakh women. Within three months of releasing the 2017 report, National Crime Records Bureau released the 'Crime in India (CII)' report for 2018 along with three other reports- 'Prison...

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    Explainer: What is the Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP)?

    Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana was launched in 2011 to help & extend support to women farmers who make up for one-third of the agricultural labour and almost a half of the self-employed farmers. Here is an explainer of the scheme. Women empowerment is a key driver of development. Various governments have over the years initiated different schemes aimed at...

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    Bank Frauds involving ATMs & Cards increase while the amount involved decreases

    With ever increasing digital transactions, the number of cases of fraud involving ATMs, cards, online banking have increased in the last few years. However, the total amount involved in such fraud cases has decreased. The most common banking services have been made simple, accessible and convenient thanks to Automated Teller Machines or ATMs, debit & credit...

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    Income of National Parties soars in 2018-19, thanks to Electoral Bonds

    The income of a national party crossed ₹ 2000 crores for the first time in 2018-19. BJP declared an income of ₹ 2410 crores in 2018-19, more than twice its income in 2017-18. Even Congress's income in 2018-19 was ₹ 918 crores, thanks mostly to Electoral Bonds. Section 29C of 'Representation of the People Act 1951', states that every political party which is...

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    [Infographic] Who benefitted from Electoral Bonds in 2018-19?

    Who benefitted from Electoral Bonds in 2018-19? Out of a total of Rs.2551 crore worth electoral bonds sold in 2018-19, BJP received Rs. 1451 crore (57%), Congress Rs. 383 crore (15%).

    • a week ago
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    Explainer: What are the different categories of Security extended by the Government?

    X Category security cover of Sachin Tendulkar was recently withdrawn. But what are these categories and what do they mean? Here is an explainer. Recently, in Maharashtra, X category security cover of Sachin Tendulkar was withdrawn by the newly formed Maharashtra Government. Meanwhile, Aaditya Thackeray, now a minister in the Maharashtra government and son of...

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    Explainer: What is the 'Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme'?

    Gold is an integral part of any Indian family, for many traditions & occasions. As a substitute to holding physical gold, the government introduced the 'Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme' in 2015. What is this scheme and how can one subscribe? Here is an explainer. Gold has a cultural significance in India and is an integral part of many traditions & occasions. Apart from its cultural...

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