Social Justice

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…

October 20, 2017 0 289

Ban on Free Expression – The Implications

Daily News GS II Social Justice

What in news? Supreme Court recently upheld the ban on “Basava Vachana Deepthi”. How did the issue evolve? Maate Mahadevi’s book “Basava Vachana Deepthi”, was banne…

October 16, 2017 0 401

Euthanasia And Living Will - II

Daily News GS II Social Justice

Click here for Part-I What is the issue? The Supreme Court, which earlier legalised passive euthanasia, has now come out strongly in favour of legalising living wills. The government, on the othe…

October 13, 2017 0 554

A Ban on Protests at Jantar Mantar - II

Daily News GS II Social Justice

Why in news? The National Green Tribunal – NGT has recently asked the Delhi government to ban protests at Jantar Mantar. Why is the order being criticised? The residents around Jantar M…

October 12, 2017 0 663

Euthanasia and Living Will

Daily News GS II Health Social Justice

What is the issue? The Supreme Court, in a landmark verdict in 2011, ruled out active euthanasia, but laid down a legal framework for passive euthanasia. A Constitution Bench is now hearing a peti…

October 12, 2017 0 890

Gini Coefficient and India

Daily News GS II Social Justice

What is the issue? The prevalent trend indicates that income inequality in India is rising independent of absolute incomes. The Gini Coefficient for the country is estimated to be close to 0.50, w…

October 10, 2017 0 900

The Mathamma system

Daily News GS I GS II Social Justice

What is the issue? Devadasi system is still prevalent with a name of Mathamma system in few parts of south India. What is Devadasi system? It’s a practice that is widely believed to have be…

October 08, 2017 0 1530

Activist Murders - Killing the Idea

Daily News GS II Civil Socities Social Justice

What is the issue? The recent murders of prominent activists have been shocking. It is important to know the victims and their work. Who where the victims? Narendra Dabholkar (1945-2013) -…

October 08, 2017 1 623

Protecting the street vendors

Daily News GS II Social Justice

Why in news? Recently hawkers near Mumbai’s Haji Ali Dargah had field complaint in the Supreme Court about their eviction by corporation authorities. What are the significance of street vendor…

October 06, 2017 0 621

Consent in Rape - Farooqui Verdict

Daily News GS II Social Justice

What is the issue? Recently, the Delhi High Court acquitted a person accused of rape charges. There are divergent views in this regard, between sexual consent of a woman and rape. What is the ca…

October 05, 2017 0 945

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