Social Justice

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 0 197

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

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

Assessing Students in International Standard

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Why in news? The Ministry of Human Resource Development decided to re-enter the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). What is PISA? Programme for International Student Assessmen…

February 23, 2017 0 281

Health Care System for the Elderly

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What is the issue? India has a favorable demographic dividend but soon would be offset by rapid ageing of people at the top end of the scale. What could offset the gains of demographic dividend? …

February 23, 2017 0 272

Competitive Backwardness

Editorial GS II Mains

Why in news? A study analysed large-scale data from the India Human Development Survey (IHDS) and compared Patels, Marathas and Jats to other major groups. What is the issue? The Jat agitation…

February 19, 2017 0 277

Indian Secularism

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What is the issue? In the recent judgment in Abhiram Singh v. C.D. Commachen Supreme Court rejected the identification of a secular state with any one particular religion or non-religious philosoph…

February 19, 2017 0 284

Gated Communities

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What are Gated communities? The term gated community refers to any type of neighborhood that has controlled access using one or more gate that residents or visitors must pass through. The trend fo…

February 17, 2017 0 431

Determining the Victim’s Age

Editorial GS II Social Justice

What are the Government’s Intervention? Two important amendments were made in the law, pursuant to the Delhi gang rape of December 2012. The age of consent was raised from 16 to 18 years T…

February 15, 2017 0 319