India’s cities need to be sustainable, not smart

GS 1 – Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.  Source : The Indian Express dated 01/07/2021 https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/india-smart-city-mission-7383242/ Context : On June 25, the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) completed six years of its launch. Positioned as a game-changer by the government, the mission promised lighting development of citiesContinue reading “India’s cities need to be sustainable, not smart”

India must outlaw conversion therapy

GS 1 – Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Social empowerment. GS 2 – Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions and Bodies constituted for the Protection and Betterment of these Vulnerable Sections. Source : The Indian Express dated 10/06/2021 https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/baseless-and-barbaric-india-must-outlaw-conversion-therapy-7351569/ Context : On June 7, the Madras High Court explicitly called for an Indian ban on conversion therapy.TheContinue reading “India must outlaw conversion therapy”

The Climate crisis and Cyclones

GS 1 – Important Geophysical Phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.GS 3 –  Disaster and Disaster Management. Source : The Hindustan Times dated 16/05/2021 https://www.hindustantimes.com/editorials/the-climate-crisis-and-cyclones-101621167547861.htmlReference-http://www.ndma.gov.in/sites/default/files/PDF/cyclone/cyclones.pdf Context : A severe cyclonic storm, Tauktae , intensified into a “very severe cyclonic storm” over the east central Arabian Sea, and affected the Kerala, Goa, Karnataka,Continue reading “The Climate crisis and Cyclones”

A Road Map For Tolerance

GS 1:Society Racism will not be overcome with mere professions of good faith but with anti-racist action Context UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris hosted a Global Forum against Racism and Discrimination on March 22, 2021, in partnership with the Republic of Korea. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on theContinue reading “A Road Map For Tolerance”

Juvenile Justice Act

GS 1 Indian Society, GS 2 Governance Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Introduction          Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act,2015 defines “Juvenile” or “Child” as a person who has not completed 18 years of age. Recent Amendment: Recently the Union Cabinet has approvedContinue reading “Juvenile Justice Act”

Sexual Harassment Of Women At Workplaces

GS 1 Indian Society Role of women and women’s organization, and associated issues. Introduction           Sexual Harassment at the workplace not only violates their right to equality, life, and liberty but also discourages their participation in economic activities. Contemporary Issue: A recent case involving a Senior Editor and former Union Minister has put some lightContinue reading “Sexual Harassment Of Women At Workplaces”

Caste and the Census – New Framework

GS 1 Indian Society Population and Associated Issues Introduction        Enumerating, describing and understanding the population of a society and what people have access to, and what they are excluded from, is important not only for social scientists but also for policy practitioners and the government.       In this regard, the Census of India, enumeratesContinue reading “Caste and the Census – New Framework”

Declining sex ratio

GS 1 INDIAN SOCIETY Population and associated issues. GS 2 GOVERNANCE Issues relating to development and management of Human Resource’s. Introduction              The sex ratio is the ratio of males to females in a population. The sex ratio for the entire world population is 101 males to 100 females (2018) Contemporary Issues: Recently released SampleContinue reading “Declining sex ratio”

Efficacy of female leadership

GS 1- SOCIETY : Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Introduction       Germany, Taiwan and New Zealand;countries that have women heading their governments,managed the pandemic much better than their neighbors. A recent study by researchers in the United States reports female governorsContinue reading “Efficacy of female leadership”

Malnutrition

GS 1 INDIAN SOCIETY-Population and associated issues GS 2 GOVERNANCE-Issues relating to development and management Services relating to Health Introduction        Malnutrition occurs when the body doesn’t get enough nutrients. Causes include a poor diet, digestive conditions or another disease.Symptoms:fatigue, dizziness and weight loss. Untreated malnutrition can cause physical or mental disability.There are 4 broad sub-formsContinue reading “Malnutrition”

The Foreign Policy tenet after Non-Alignment

GS 1 Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. GS 2 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS- India’s Foreign Policy: NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) Introduction         Non-Alignment was a policy fashioned during the Cold War, to retain an autonomy of policy between two politico-military blocs- the Soviet and the American.It broadly united around NAM’s flagship campaigns for de-colonisation, universal nuclear disarmamentContinue reading “The Foreign Policy tenet after Non-Alignment”

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