India Ratified ILO’s convention

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What did India ratify? About 4.3 million children wake up to a day of labour and not school. Another 9.8 million are officially out-of-school. Child labour perpetuates illiteracy and poverty. It i…

January 20, 2017 0 239

How to solve Farmer suicide crisis?

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Why in news? The sluice gate on the Bhakra main line canal in Sangrur district, Punjab, has become infamous. It is a suicide point for farmers and their families. Typically, 30-45 corpses are found…

January 19, 2017 0 195

National Alliance against Online Child Sexual Abuse

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  Why in news? The Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India is to form a National Alliance against Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. What is the need? Child …

January 17, 2017 0 212

Report on SSA and Mid-Day-Meal Scheme

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Why in news? The Standing Committee on Human Resource Development submitted its report on the implementation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Mid-Day-Meal Scheme (MDMS).  What is SSA? SSA …

January 15, 2017 0 229

Universal Basic Income

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The persistence of high inequality and the prospect of job losses owing to automation in the advanced world has led several advanced economies to consider the idea of a universal basic income (UBI) to…

January 13, 2017 0 239

Swachh Bharat Mission – Progress and Problems

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What is SBM? On 2 October 2014, Prime Minister announced the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), which targets eradicating open defecation in India by 2019. SBM is a much-needed endeavour to improve sani…

January 11, 2017 0 360

Farmers and Farm Labourers Suicide – NCRB Report

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Why in news? More than 72% of farmers who commit suicide have less than two hectares (~ 5 acres) of land, latest data on farmer suicides compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) show. …

January 11, 2017 0 251

Tamil Nadu declared Drought-Hit

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Why in news? The Tamil Nadu government declared a drought on 10 January, 2017, after 144 farmers ended their lives between October and December, 2016. What is the cause of Drought? The retreating…

January 11, 2017 0 568

Mass Molestation

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Why in news? The mass molestation during the events of New Year’s-eve in Bengaluru once again holds a mirror up to Indian society. What happened during New Year’s Eve at Bengaluru? …

January 06, 2017 0 365

Maternity Benefit Scheme – Where things stand now?

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Did the PM announce a new scheme for pregnant women? Not exactly. Such a scheme — the Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) — was begun by the UPA 2 government in 2010 on a pilot…

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