Depression and Anxiety Disorders

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? According to new estimates by the WHO, depression is the largest disability worldwide. What is a Depressive disorder? Depressive disorders is a mental disorder characterized by…

February 26, 2017 0 125


Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The government may revive the Seeds Bill that seeks to regulate seeds and plant material to ensure quality, increase private participation in production and distribution, liberalise impo…

February 26, 2017 0 138

Bellandur Lake Fire

Daily News GS II GS III Mains

Why in news? Bengaluru’s Bellandur Lake has caught fire for the third time. Why the lake had caught fire? Factories waste and general sewage have led to extreme levels of water pollution in…

February 26, 2017 0 145

Implementation of RTE Act

Editorial GS II Mains

Why in news? A recent study analysed cases in the High Courts and the Supreme Court from 2010 to 2015, which directly affected rights of a child under the RTE Act. What is the issue? The RTE Act …

February 25, 2017 0 228

Over Medicalization

Editorial GS II Mains

What was the issue? More hospitals are abandoning the traditional natural birth method by encouraging women to undergo surgical deliveries instead. What is over-medicalization? Obstetrician invol…

February 24, 2017 0 196

Mental Health Gains via Unconditional Cash Transfers

Editorial GS II Mains

Why in news? Approximately 150 million people in India experience one or the other mental health condition, according to National Mental Health Survey conducted by the National Institute of Mental He…

February 24, 2017 0 216

Vice President’s visit to Rwanda and Uganda

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Click here for India – Rwanda. Why in news? Vice President (VP) had returned to India after concluding his five-day visit of Rwanda and Uganda. What happened during Uganda visit? This was …

February 24, 2017 0 280

Neyyar River Water Dispute

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Why in news? The Supreme Court has asked Tamil Nadu and Kerala to place their lists of witnesses on record in the Neyyar river water dispute case. What is Neyyar River Dispute? Neyyar originates …

February 24, 2017 0 402

Misusing AADHAR data

Editorial GS II Mains

What was the issue? Recently several disturbing incidents centred on the Aadhaar database have established the scope for widespread data leakage. What were the disturbing incidents? A technology…

February 24, 2017 0 174

Solutions to Open Defecation Problem

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What is pit emptying? A pit latrine is a type of toilet that collects human feces in a hole in the ground. When the latrine pit is full, the toilet is no longer usable. The emptying can either be…

February 23, 2017 0 340