Important Aspects of Governance-Transparency and Accountability [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 7 - 8 of 8

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Question 7

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Examine the merits and demerits of live-streaming of the proceedings of the Supreme Court of India. (250 Words)

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Background:

The Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a petition filed by a senior lawyer seeking live streaming of judicial proceedings in the top court on matters of constitutional and national importance.

Merits of Live Streaming Proceedings:

  • Indian legal system is built on the concept of open courts, which means that the proceedings are open to al…

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Question 8

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Aadhaar-based Biometric Authentication does nothing in the battle against graft — there are better alternatives. Comment. (150 Words)

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Introduction:

In 2009, the government of India launched a new identification program that has gone on to become the largest biometric database in the world. The program, known as Aadhaar, has collected the names, addresses, phone numbers — and perhaps more significantly, fingerprints, photographs, and iris scans — of more than 1 billion people. In t…

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