National Policy on Domestic Workers

Daily News GS II Social Justice

Why in news? The labour and employment ministry is set to formulate a national policy on domestic workers. What is the need? India’s domestic workers numbers around 5 million domestic worke…

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Catalonian Referendum - Part II

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Click here for Part I Why in news? Spain’s Central government said that it will move to seize some of the Catalan regional government’s powers. What was the measure? Separatist leade…

October 20, 2017 0 224

Aftermath of IS in West Asia

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Syria, was captured by U.S.-backed Kurdish and Arab troops. What is the present condition? IS once controlled territories as larg…

October 20, 2017 0 209

Women’s entry to temples

Daily News GS II Polity

What is the issue? Preventing women’s entry to the Sabarimala temple clearly offends the equality clauses in the Constitution. What is the prohibition? The very purpose of the Kerala Hindu …

October 20, 2017 0 215

Reconstitution of EAC-PM

Daily News GS II Governance

What is the issue? Earlier in 2014, Union government has suspended few group of ministers and panels of decision making. Recently Union government re-constituted the Economic Advisory Council to …

October 20, 2017 0 208

Efficiency of Nilavembu

Daily News GS II Health

What is the issue? Tamil Nadu with one of the worst dengue epidemics it has seen. As part of its response, the government is freely distributing a herbal concoction called nilavembu kudineer. Wh…

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Neutrality of the Speaker

Daily News GS II Polity

What is the issue? There are numerous instances in our polity where the Speaker of the Assembly has precipitated a political crisis by seemingly political decisions. There is a need for building u…

October 19, 2017 0 419

Meeting India’s immunisation goals

Daily News GS II Health

Why in news? According to the 2016 midterm review of GVAP, India continues to have the highest number of unvaccinated children worldwide. What is GVAP? The GVAP (Global Vaccine Action Plan) laun…

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Internet shutdowns

Daily News GS II Governance

Why in news? A recent report shows that in India about 55 Internet shutdowns were triggered by government till October 2017. What is government triggered internet shutdown? During an aggressive p…

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Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? US has recently announced its withdrawal from the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). What are the recent developments in this regard? Palestine - UNESCO…

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