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Consular access

Context: Indian Ambassador received consular access to the eight Indian prisoners who are held in Qatar. What is Consular access?

Need to reform current Social Justice policies

Context: With the ascent of neo-liberal economic development, the conventional support that Dalits and Adivasis received from state institutions has derailed. Therefore, there is a need to frame new social justice policies with an Ambedkar touch. What is social justice and its need? B. […]

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)

Context: The Centre has advised States and Union territories to display the “standard logo” of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Urban (PMAY-U) in all houses constructed under the scheme. About PMAY-U:  Initiative of this scheme: 

Pompe disease

Context: India’s first patient diagnosed with Pompe disease, a rare genetic disorder, has passed away. About Pompe disease:  Symptoms of Pompe disease Diagnosis of Pompe disease Cure of Pompe disease Treatment of Pompe disease Cases in India: 

India-Myanmar Border Issues

Context: As conflict intensifies between armed resistance groups and the Myanmar military in the Chin, Shan and Sagaing provinces, India reminded Myanmar to return to the path of federal democracy. Implications of Myanmar’s Military Coup Characteristics of India – Myanmar Border  Lack of clear […]

Exercise MILAN

Context: India Navy is looking up to host its largest multilateral exercise early next year at Vishakhapatnam.  About Exercise MILAN

Embracing Diversity: Paving the Way for Transgender Inclusivity and Equality

Context: AIIMS, New Delhi, plans to launch a Centre of Excellence for transgender healthcare in 2024, addressing historical discrimination and marginalization.  Transgender individuals have faced pathologization and mental health stigmatization, enduring practices like “conversion therapy.” The community encounters healthcare barriers due to infrastructure exclusion […]

India re-elected to International Maritime Organisation Council

Context: India was re-elected to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council with highest number of votes. This will allow India to be a member of IMO Council which is the executive body responsible for international shipping. The term of the IMO Council will be for […]

Ladakh’s Demand for Inclusion in the Sixth Schedule Area

Context: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has agreed to examine the demands of civil society groups in Ladakh and has formed a high-powered committee to assess the feasibility, with specific terms of reference. Ladakh’s Demand for Inclusion  On 5th August 2019, the erstwhile […]

Paris Club reaches agreement in principle with Sri Lanka

Context: Debt ridden Sri Lanka has reached an ‘agreement-in-principle’ with India and other Paris Club creditors on a debt treatment plan. Facing economic distress due to the economic upheaval due to COVID-19 Pandemic and Ukraine-Russia war induced economic uncertainty, Sri Lanka had appealed to […]

South Asian University (SAU)

Context: South Asian University (SAU), India’s “first international university” is facing a significant depletion in its financial reserves. About South Asian University (SAU)

World Malaria Report 2023

Context: In India there was an estimated 30 per cent decline in cases and 34 per cent decline in deaths compared to 2021 according to WHO’s World Malaria Report 2023. Key findings of the report: About Malaria

Occupational Safety & Health

Context: In the wake of the incident Silkyara Tunnel collapse , the Central Trade Unions have urged the Union government to ratify the labour conventions. About Occupational Health & safety:  Key components of occupational health and safety:  Provisions for ensuring occupational safety in India:  Constitutional […]

Six years: Debate over minimum age for Class 1 admission

Context: Schools in Delhi this year will continue to admit students to Class 1 below the age of 6 years. There were 14 States and Union Territories, as of March 2022, that allow Class 1 admission for children who have not completed six years. […]

Drones to women self-help groups

Context: Recently, Union Cabinet approved a scheme as part of PM Modi’s ‘lakhpati didi’ initiative under which the central government will provide drones to as many as 15,000 Women’s Self-Help Groups over the next four years. The scheme would have a financial outlay of […]

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Context: According to a recent study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and UN Women – In 2022, a staggering 88,900 women and girls were intentionally killed globally due to gender-related factors, marking the highest number of such fatalities in […]

Odisha govt allows ST people to sell their land to non-tribals

Context: The Odisha government has permitted Scheduled Tribe (ST) individuals to sell their land to non-tribals and mortgage it for non-agricultural purposes under the Odisha Scheduled Areas Transfer of Immovable Property (by STs) Regulation (OSATIP), 1956. However, the implementation of this legislation has currently […]

Generic Medicines approved for Rare Diseases

Context: Health Ministry has made available generic drugs to support the care and treatment of four ailments: Tyrosinemia-Type 1, Gaucher’s Disease, Wilson’s Disease, and the Dravet-Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. About Rare Diseases: Rare diseases in India Government Interventions

SC calls for collaborative efforts to bring children into the adoption pool

Context: The Supreme Court has recently given various directions to facilitate and expedite the legal adoption of parentless and abandoned children in childcare institutions across India. This marks an important step in providing a family environment to vulnerable children. Adoption Regulations in India The […]

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