Social Justice

National Alliance against Online Child Sexual Abuse

Daily News GS II Social Justice

  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 0 130

Report on SSA and Mid-Day-Meal Scheme

Daily News GS II Social Justice

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 0 179

Universal Basic Income

Editorial GS II Social Justice

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 0 197

Swachh Bharat Mission – Progress and Problems

Editorial GS II Social Justice

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 0 295

Farmers and Farm Labourers Suicide – NCRB Report

Editorial GS II Social Justice

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 0 207

Tamil Nadu declared Drought-Hit

Daily News GS II Social Justice

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 0 483

Mass Molestation

Editorial GS II Social Justice

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 0 343

Maternity Benefit Scheme – Where things stand now?

Editorial GS II Social Justice

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…

January 05, 2017 1 441

Maternity Benefit Programme – Pan-India Expansion

Daily News GS II Social Justice

  What’s the news? Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, in his address to the nation on 31.12.2016 has announced pan-India expansion of MBP in all the districts with effect from 01.01…

January 04, 2017 0 607

Jobless growth and Demand for Reservations

Editorial GS II Social Justice

  More on “Understanding Reservations” – Click Here What are the recent protests made for reservations? In 2015, the Patels in Gujarat asked for job quotas in the public se…

January 04, 2017 0 337

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