Puttaswamy’ and the fading promise of a right

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Indian Constitution- historical underpinning, evolution, features, amendments, FRs etc   Source: The Hindu Directions: Important for both prelims and mains, questions from right to privacy have been asked in UPSC before. Context: Marking five years since a nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India delivered a crucial judgment in the …

In absence of a data protection framework, any encroachment of the fundamental right to privacy of citizens is sans accountability. Analyse.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure 4. In absence of a data protection framework, any encroachment of the fundamental right to privacy of citizens is sans accountability. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of …

SANSAD TV: PERSPECTIVE- THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (IDENTIFICATION) BILL, 2022: UNMASKING CRIMINALS

  Introduction: The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022 was passed by the Parliament, the Bill seeks to repeal The Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920 and expands the scope of information the government can collect from convicts, arrested persons and other persons such as habitual offenders. According to Union Home Minister, the sole objective of the …

Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and associated issues.   Context: The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha. After the introduction, the Opposition sought a division, resulting in 120 votes in favour and 58 votes against the Bill.   Key Provisions: It seeks to repeal the Identification of Prisoners …

ModifiedElephant – a hacking group:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Cybersecurity related issues.   Context: It was recently found by an American Agency that ModifiedElephant, a hacking group, had allegedly planted incriminating evidence on the personal devices of Indian journalists, human rights activists, human rights defenders, academics and lawyers.   What is ModifiedElephant? What’s the issue? ModifiedElephant operators have been …

Plea for marital rape to be criminalised:

GS Paper 2: Topic covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: The Delhi High Court is hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the exception to Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, which exempts forceful sexual intercourse by a man with …

Robust institutional mechanisms must be constituted in order to maintain the fine balance of public privacy and national security. Analyse this statement in the context of recent Pegasus controversy.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 4. Robust institutional mechanisms must be constituted in order to maintain the fine balance of public privacy and national security. Analyse this statement in the context of recent Pegasus controversy. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question:   Supreme …

Question Paper – UPSC IAS Civil Services Preliminary (Prelims) Exam – 2021: General Studies Paper – 1

We hope you did well in today’s Paper-1 of UPSC IAS civil services prelims exam – 2021. We hope you will do well in CSAT too. Wish you all the best! Click the Link Below: UPSC CSE Prelims Question Paper 2021 GS paper 1 Download CSAT Paper HERE       UPSC IAS Civil Services …

Delhi High Court observations on the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Context: Last week, the Delhi High Court upheld the view that the “Right to Privacy” includes the “Right to be Forgotten” and the “Right to be Left Alone”. The court said this in an order passed in response …

Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) can be a very effective tool in the investigation of crime but it has serious implications on the rights of the citizens. Hence there is an urgent need to put in adequate safeguards in order to protect civil liberties. Critically Analyse.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 4. Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) can be a very effective tool in the investigation of crime but it has serious implications on the rights of the citizens. Hence there is an urgent need to put in adequate safeguards in order to protect …