Inclusivity in Judiciary: SC collegium firm on appointing gay lawyer as HC judge

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Structure, Organization and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary   Source: IE Direction: The article mainly discusses the issue of appointing a judge of different sexual orientations and how it will ensure diversity in the judiciary.    Context: The SC Collegium headed by CJI reiterated its decision to appoint five …

India-Maldives relation: Maldives polls, India’s concerns

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: International Relations   Source: IE  Direction: The article highlights the recent developments in India-Maldives relations and the importance of Maldives for India.   Context: The External Affairs Minister (EAM) of India visited Maldives when the presidential election in Maldives is around the corner.   Background: The incumbent president’s (Solih) announcement to …