Overview of Wildlife Conservation Efforts In India

'Wildlife' refers to plant and animal species living in their natural habitat. Wildlife conservation protects plant and animal species and their habitats. As a component of the world's ecosystems, wildlife contributes to the balance and stability of natural processes. Wildlife conservation efforts in India protect these species and educate people on how to coexist with other species sustainably. Human population has increased exponentially in the last 200 years and has currently exceeded more than 7 billion people. The population continues to grow. The...

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RTI Amendment Bill

The right to information is a fundamental right of the citizens of India under Article 19(1)(a) of the Indian constitution. It is considered an implied fundamental right under as an aspect of freedom of speech and expression. Citizens of the country are entitled to enforce this right by filing an application with the State Chief Information Commission to obtain any information concerning the administrative acts or decisions undertaken by the state. This right is not absolute and is subjected to reasonable restrictions. The RTI Amendment bill was intr...

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Human Rights

Powers of the Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court was established on January 28, 1950, two days after India became a Sovereign Democratic Republic. The Supreme Court was inaugurated at the Parliament building's Chamber of Princes, which also houses India's Parliament and incorporates the Council of States and the House of the People. The Supreme Court of India is the most powerful common law court in the legal system. The Indian Constitution established the Supreme Court in 1950 with eight judges. The size and structure of the Supreme Court has evolved drastically over time, and curre...

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Court Laws

Money Laundering

Money laundering involves converting illegal money into legal tender by diverting it through different channels, making tracking of the origin of money difficult. Money laundering has potentially devastating economic, security, and social consequences. Criminals retrieve illicit proceeds after entering into a lawful financial channel to use them for any purpose. After going through multiple laundering routes, funds are then integrated into the legitimate financial system as 'legal' tender. The money placed and layered is subsequently integrated into the...

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Criminal Law

Advisory jurisdiction of Supreme Court – Article 143 of the Indian Constitution

The Supreme Court of India is the country's apex court, with extensive judicial powers and jurisdiction over all types of cases. The Supreme Court functions as a superior bench of the high courts and tribunals in the country. A person aggrieved by an order of a lower court (i.e., high courts) can file an appeal against such an order to the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme Court functions under its various jurisdictional powers. Here, we discuss specifically the advisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. A person is entitled to seek redressal or rem...

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Who is an Advocate on Record?

India's legal system is a pyramid structure; the supreme court is the highest court of the country —the highest court of appeal and the court of last decision. The Supreme Court established the Advocate on Record (AOR) system in Rule 2, Rule 4, and Rule 6 of the Supreme Court Rules 1966. An Advocate on Record is entitled to practice in the Supreme Court. The distinction between an advocate's expertise and knowledge. According to Supreme Court Rules 2013, an AOR needs to file or argue on behalf of the parties in the Supreme Court. An advocate must be ...

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Conservation of Environment – A Step to Safeguard Future

The planet and its resources are precious. The presence of life on our planet 'Earth' is unique. The planet is full of resources, both renewable and non-renewable. However, the sad truth is that humans wantonly exploit the planet. Our generation should understand the importance of environmental conservation. Environment conservation efforts become easy If people understand the importance of the environment for future generations. Wanton resource exploitation should be stopped to ensure conservation of the environment for the future. 'Conservation of En...

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Benefits to Senior Citizens in India

In a country, meeting senior citizens' requirements for services and social protection should be prioritised. Furthermore, their rights should be protected and they should be allowed them to participate in the development process. The proportion of elderly citizens in India's population has increased, and this trend is projected to continue. As per United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report from 2017, roughly 12.5 % of India's population will be 60 or older by 2030. Articles 41 and 46 of the Constitution prevent weaker sections of society, including...

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Family Law & Divorce

Concept of Land: Land Laws in India

'Land' refers to and comprises soil, structures, meadows, waterways, marshes, minerals, and other natural resources. land extends indefinitely from the earth's surface to everything that extends upwards (airspace) or downwards (such as minerals found beneath the surface). India's land laws are mainly dealt with under the Transfer of Property Act, 1882. This Act does not define the phrase 'immovable property'. The properties not included in the definition of immovable property are standing wood, growing timber, or grass. The most significant land law en...

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Real Estate Law

Appellate Authority | Introduction to Appeals

The appellate authority is the body or organisation that deals with addressing appeals against the orders or actions of the subordinate administrative body. An appellate authority checks the decisions by the subordinate authorities to protect the interest of the parties to a dispute. The appellate authority acts as a guardian with supreme decision-making capabilities, thus preventing the parties from being exploited or getting one party unjust benefits. Appeals to Appellate Authority A Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) is appointed as a public...

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