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Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan/ Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan

Author: Mohammad Bombaywala International Institute of SDGs & Public Policy Research A BRIEF OUTLOOK  Sarva shiksha abhiyan/ Samagra shiksha (SSA) is a flagship program of the Indian Government. It was initiated in 2001 to attain the Universalisation of Elementary Education. SSA is legally backed by adding education as a fundamental right in the Indian Constitution under Article 21 A. Free and compulsory education was provided to all the children, and SSA aims to meet this expectation in a time-bound manner. As mandated by the 86th Amendment of the Constitution of India, free and compulsory education for children between the ages of 6-and 14 should be a Fundamental Right. Therefore, to see to it that this Fundamental Right is fulfilled for children (who aren’t aware of the significance of education and rights) the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan policy has been formulated. As the name suggests, SSA means that it is a campaign that aims to provide education to all children from the ages of 6

Guidelines for the Trademark Registration

Author: Preeti Khandelwal International Institute of SDG’s and Public Policy Research What is Trademark? A trademark can be any word, phrase, symbol, design, or combination of these things that identifies your goods and services. The word trademark can refer to both trademarks and service marks. A trademark is use for goods while service marks is used for services. Why is Trademark registration important? Identifies the source of your goods or services. Provides legal protection for your brand. Helps you guard against counterfeiting and fraud. It is an asset itself Classification of Trademark Trademark is classified into 45 different classes by International Services of Goods and Services . Each class represents the different set of goods and services. To avoid the discrepancies, it is essential to choose the right class of trademark while filing a trademark registration application. Trademark application can be filed in more than one class. Among 45 classes mentioned 34 classes come u

Redressal Mechanism for Drinking and Driving

  Author: Aditya Agrawal INTRODUCTION Driving is a responsibility to society at large vehicles were designed for the convenience of the common people. To make transportation easier. A common person is always expected to follow all the traffic rules but there are people who intentionally or unintentionally break the rules and risk the lives of others and themselves. Drinking and driving are one of the most common crimes in India. The government of India has taken several measures to prevent crime and has also been successful in reducing the cases but still, there is a long way to go. As per the data 70,444 drunken driving cases were reported in 2019. In 2020 it reduced to 56,204 and in 2021 48,144 cases of drunken driving were reported. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), drunk driving caused over 38,000 road accidents between 2018 and 2020. This accounts for approximately 2% of all road accidents in India. In 2019, nearly 3,000 people were killed in such accidents, w

Domestic Violence: Crime and its Legal Recourse for the Victims

  Author: Anand Shaw Introduction Domestic Violence the phrase means any damages or hurt upon someone by physical force occurring within the boundaries of house. The behavior to hurt somebody covers physical, verbal, sexual, mental and psychological attacks that adults use against their family members. “It was just a slap!”, “This happens in every house”, “She must have done something to provoke him”, these are few phrases that people use to justify domestic violence against women. In fact the ancient Indian text Manusmriti equated women with animals and sanctioned beating them when they made a mistake or acted without their husband’s permission. “Bharya putrasca dasasca pre yo bhratra ca saudara; Praptaparadhasta ya syu rajjva ve udalena va” “The wife, the son, the slave, the servant and the uterine brother shall be beaten with a rope or a split bamboo, when they have committed a fault.” Similarly in medieval Europe husbands had the right to ‘chastice’ or physically discipline their w

Data Privacy Issues Due to Increased use of Technology – An Assessment through the Functioning of Cyber Cookies in India

Author: Anna Mary Mathew INTRODUCTION Privacy in normal connotation can be defined as the protection of personal as well as sensitive personal information from being made known to third parties unless it is given specifically assent by the person whose information is released. Data privacy is the term that is accorded to protection of personal information in technological space. This brings us to the next question as to if there is any difference between data privacy and security. Security comes under the broader head of Data privacy . Security ensures that an individual’s personal information stored in the form of data is inaccessible through malicious software, but how about the technology that is present in the websites in the form of cyber cookies. Some of these cookies do not even seek prior approval from collecting our data. Hence, a clear breach of our privacy is committed. This blog will examine India’s stance with regard to data privacy specifically through the focal point

Custodial Violence is an attack on Human Dignity

Author: Sarmistha Ghosh University School of Law Research, USTM “With Great Power Comes Greater Responsibilities”  Introduction As a result of the police officer's shooting of George Floyd, a massive movement has emerged in the United States and throughout the world in recent days. A few days after Floyd's death, outrage erupted in India over the custodial torture and subsequent deaths of a father and son at the Sathankulam police station in the thootukudi district of Tamil Nadu. The alleged charge against them was even more shocking: they had kept their shop open past the permitted time. Since this was a minor offence for which the accused should have been granted bail, the magistrate's role in the case is also under scrutiny. Until a radio RJ broadcast a video of the incident, no one would have paid any attention to this case. However, the public's outcry over the incident has once again brought scrutiny to police behaviour, leading to an inquiry and the arrest o