Pesticide Management Bill - 2008

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

What is the issue? Recently, deaths due to pesticide spraying has been reported.   This has brought the focus on the pending ‘Pesticide Management Bill’ that seeks to replace t…

October 13, 2017 0 495

Prelim Bits 12-10-17

Daily News Prelim Bits

Sewage Treatment Plants in PPP Government has approved setting up of India’s first ever Sewage Treatment Plants under Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) at Haridwar and Varanasi. It will ensure tha…

October 12, 2017 1 1581

A Ban on Protests at Jantar Mantar - II

Daily News GS II Social Justice

Why in news? The National Green Tribunal – NGT has recently asked the Delhi government to ban protests at Jantar Mantar. Why is the order being criticised? The residents around Jantar M…

October 12, 2017 0 663

Euthanasia and Living Will

Daily News GS II Health Social Justice

What is the issue? The Supreme Court, in a landmark verdict in 2011, ruled out active euthanasia, but laid down a legal framework for passive euthanasia. A Constitution Bench is now hearing a peti…

October 12, 2017 0 890

Awareness on crypto currencies

Daily News GS III S & T

What is the issue? The future of crypto currencies remains fairly undetermined, it may be wise to stay alert on the technology. What are crypto currencies? The whole new genre of currencies based…

October 12, 2017 0 673

China and human rights

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is the issue? China’s rise has consequences for human rights beyond its borders. What are the moves of China on human rights? Ban on Activism - At many instances Chinese officials have…

October 12, 2017 0 595

New complications with GST

Daily News GS III Economy

What is the issue? Recently amended GST law eases tax filing for small businesses, but it has created new set of complications. What are amendments regarding small business? Small and medium busi…

October 12, 2017 0 567

Police Reforms – The Challenges

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? Union Cabinet has envisioned massive funds for upgrading the security infrastructure of states. What is the roadmap? An umbrella scheme for ‘Modernisation of Police Forces&r…

October 12, 2017 0 623

Age of consent - II

Daily News GS II Judiciary

Why in news? The Supreme Court has struck down an exception to Section 375 of the IPC, dealing with the offence of rape. What is the case about? The exception clause in Section 375 of the IPC had…

October 12, 2017 0 694

Prelim Bits 11-10-17

Daily News Prelim Bits

Compound to destruct cancer cells Scientists have discovered a new compound that directly drives cancer cells to commit suicide while sparing healthy cells. It paves the way for faster and more ef…

October 11, 2017 0 1793