Inter-State River Water Dispute (Water disupute)

 The Inter-State River Water Disputes are governed by the Inter-State Water Disputes Act, 1956. As per the current provisions of the 1956 Act, a tribunal can be formed after a state government approaches Union Government with such request and the Centre is convinced of the need to form the tribunal. This act was further amended … Continue reading Inter-State River Water Dispute (Water disupute)

Special Category Status

The concept of a special category state was first introduced in 1969 when the 5th Finance Commission sought to provide certain disadvantaged states with preferential treatment in the form of central assistance and tax breaks. Initially three states Assam, Nagaland and Jammu & Kashmir were granted special status but since then eight more have been … Continue reading Special Category Status

Indus Water Treaty

The Indus Waters Treaty is a water-sharing arrangement signed by then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and then President of Pakistan Ayub Khan on September 19, 1960, in Karachi. It covers the water distribution and sharing rights of six rivers — Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum. The agreement was brokered by the World … Continue reading Indus Water Treaty

Special Provisions in the Constitution

  SPECIAL STATUS OF J & K (Article 370) Jammu & Kashmir has truly federal relation with the union. J & K got independence on 15th Aug, 1947 along with India, but daunted with the problems of forced annexation with Pakistan, it signed the Instrument of Accession with India & became a part of it. … Continue reading Special Provisions in the Constitution

Education System Under British Rule In India

Education policy of the British: In pre-British days Hindus and Muslims were educated through Pathsala and Madrassa respectively. Britishers showed no interest in the advancement of learning in the first stage of their rule in India. Some of the Britishers in the personal endeavor and for political gain showed some interest in spreading education. Warren … Continue reading Education System Under British Rule In India

India Indonesia Relations

Introduction India and Indonesia have shared two millennia of close cultural and commercial contacts. The Hindu, Buddhist and later Muslim faith traveled to Indonesia from the shores of India. The Indonesian folk art and dramas are based on stories from the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The shared culture, colonial history and post-independence goals … Continue reading India Indonesia Relations