Moral Policing - Anti-Romeo Squads

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The setting up of “anti-Romeo squads” was one of the election promises in Uttar Pradesh. What is the purpose of these “squads”? They were meant to curtail eve…

March 24, 2017 0 147

Crackdown on Meat Processing Plants

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Why in news? UP ruling party’s election manifesto has promised to shut down all illegal slaughterhouses and place curbs on all mechanical abattoirs in the state. What does it mean? There is…

March 24, 2017 0 116

Human Development Report

Daily News GS II Social Justice

Why in news? 2016 Human Development Report has been released released by the UNDP What are the facts? The HDI is a measure for assessing progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a…

March 23, 2017 0 409

World Happiness Report 2017

Daily News GS II Social Justice

Why in news? World Happiness Report 2017 was released recently at the United Nations at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness. What are the criteria for the ranking? The happiness ran…

March 22, 2017 0 661

Female labour participation in India

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? India’s growth strategy has focused on domestic demand and high-value service exports. They generate too few employment opportunities for women. This is leading to low an…

March 20, 2017 1 526

Ban on liquor - Part II

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Click here for Part I What is the issue? The liquor shops on national and state highways have been recently banned by Supreme Court. But the judgement bans only liquor shops and exempt bars. …

March 20, 2017 0 392

Anti-Discrimination and Equality Bill, 2016

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Why in news? MP Shashi Tharoor has sought to bring in the Anti-Discrimination and Equality Bill, 2016. How successful is the present law? At present, discriminatory attitudes based on marital sta…

March 18, 2017 0 449

Maternity Benefit Bill

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Why in news? Lok Sabha recently passed The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016. What are the salient features of the bill? The bill to amend the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. It increases th…

March 16, 2017 0 454

Access to Persons with Disabilities

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What is the issue? Recently, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) drafted the rules of the new law i.e Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and made available…

March 15, 2017 0 462

Scheduled Tribes Status

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What is the issue? The Constitution ensures certain protection and benefits for communities deemed as having Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. Social and political mobilisation has led to the incre…

March 15, 2017 0 463