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The new farm laws and the question of constitutionality

Does the Centre have legislative competence to pass a law on agriculture? The answer can be found in the 7th Schedule of the Constitution. There are many entries in the State List which empower the state government but, there is one entry in the Concurrent List - Entry 33 - which gives power to the Centre to legislate in respect of trade and commerce or foodstuffs among other things. The Union government may enable this provision to show its competence in case its legislative powers are challenged before the Supreme Court

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Palestine: A brief overview

Palestine, until 1948 was a geographical area contained between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. The area has been subject to a lot of territorial conflicts as it comprises important religious sites that are dear to both the Arabs and the Jews. The Arabs call this territory home because the Haram al-Sharif which houses, the Al-Aqsa mosque is the third holiest site in Islam. On the other hand, the Jews, mainly the Israelites, feel that the land belongs to them because it harbours the Wailing Wall, believed to be the second holiest temple for Jews. Other main issues include the boundary(Green Line) which was drawn after 1967 but now that Israel has redrawn the borders, tensions have surfaced again

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VOTING RIGHT OF THE THIRD GENDER

India has the voting system as per the adult suffrage, and anyone can use their constitutional right to vote if he or she is above 18 years of age. But what about the third gender? Eunuch (Hijras) got their voting right as the third sex after 47 years of independence in 1994.

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ISTANBUL’S UNDERWATER MARMARAY TRAIN SYSTEM

It is not more than a daydream to enjoy underwater train journey and if it makes you travel from one continent to another, it would be the best journey in the world. Istanbul’s underwater marmara train system connects Europe and Asia, provides travel services to the passengers who can reach the destination in minutes.

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Section 14 of Hindu Marriage Act

A married couple cannot register a petition for divorce, before completion of 1 year of their marriage as per Section 14 of the Hindu Marriage Act. However, it is as per the discretion of the court, if they think that one spouse is going through immense suffering, then the former may permit the later one to file for the divorce.

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Live streaming of Court Proceeding

In 2018, the Supreme Court had recommended that proceedings should be broadcasted live as that live stream proceeding of a courtroom is part of the right to access justice which is part of Article 21 of Constitution of India. Due to COVID-19, this is slowly turning into reality. On 26 October 2020, the Gujarat High Court allowed live streaming of its proceedings. This is the first time that a High Court's proceedings are live on YouTube. Before this, Madras HC also provided video links on its website through which anyone could hear and watch the proceedings live.

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LIKE BLACK HOLES, LIKE WHITE HOLES

A white hole looks similar to a black hole, but instead of sucking matter in, a white hole pushes the subject away. Objects inside a white hole can leave and interact with the outside world, but no external event affect the inside. It is hypothetical yet and follows the Big Bang and Big Bounce theory.

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Sole testimony of prosecutrix v/s Contrary medical evidence

Is the sole testimony of a rape victim enough for conviction of accused? What if the medical evidence shows no sign of sexual assault, violence or penetration? In 1983, the Supreme Court held that if medical evidence does not support testimony of prosecutrix, it will be fatal to prosecution. Fortunately, this law does not hold ground anymore. In State of Punjab v Gurmit Singh (1996), the Court held that if the testimony of prosecutrix is reliable, cogent and trustworthy, the court can convict the accused solely on that basis without the need of corroborative evidence.

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Whether WhatsApp chat is a public place or not?

In the case of Nivrutti Hariram Gaiakwad V. State of Maharashtra, the court observed that a WhatsApp message posted on any chat group will be a public place. However, if information is exchanged in a private chat between two persons, then it cannot be deemed as a public place.

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World’s Youngest App Developer

I have a curiosity to know why Whitehat Jr. came with an advertisement in which a child is pursuing coding. I searched about it and found an astonishing fact that the world’s youngest app developer is Indian. Ayush Kumar, a 10 years old child who is associated with Apple’s worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).