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What is Domestic Violence?

Context: Forty years after the introduction of the domestic violence provision in the Indian Penal Code, women are still at risk of having their complaints dismissed or disbelieved by police and judiciary. About domestic violence Protection of Women from domestic violence Act 2005 (PWDVA): […]

Migrant Workers

Context: The migrant labor force plays vital role in nation’s growth and development, but they are often disregarded and considered forgotten citizens. Moreover, the state mechanisms show lack of care and attention towards the migrant workers. About migrant workers Factors for migration: Status of […]

Women & Judiciary

Context: A study of over 4 lakh FIRs in Haryana has found that not only are cases of violence against women, in which women are the primary complainants, less likely to be registered and more likely to be dismissed in court or result in […]

Drug abuse in Punjab

Context: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led a large prayer gathering of schoolchildren, in which they pledged to reject the scourge of drugs. What is Drug or Substance Addiction? Drug addiction occurs when its abuse affects a person’s work and normal family life. It […]

Draft Menstrual Hygiene Policy

Context: A draft menstrual hygiene policy is out by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Need for Menstrual Hygiene Policy policy About draft Menstrual Hygiene Policy Vision Goal Target Objectives Policy strategy

What is Circular Migration?

Context: Circular Migration a common phenomenon in India society, which has intensified after industrialization. Circular Migration Circular migration is like a temporary back-and-forth movement of people between two places, countries, states, or even cities. They move to another place to work when there are […]

Caring for the old

Context: As per the United Nations Population Fund’s India Ageing Report 2023, it is projected that the proportion of people aged 60 and above will undergo a significant increase, doubling from 10.5% (equivalent to 14.9 crore individuals as of July 1, 2022) to 20.8% […]

The Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Act, 2023

Context: The Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Act, 2023 Birth certificate Act to come into force from October 1. An Act amend the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969. About the Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Act, 2023 Features of this […]

Only the Central Government is entitled to conduct Census

Context: The Centre government has opposed the Bihar government’s decision to conduct a caste-based survey in the state, stating that it is a ‘Union subject’. Major Highlights: Caste-based census in India: The first and last caste census: Is Caste Census constitutionally mandated? Rationale behind […]

India reports record 93% DPT3 immunisation coverage in 2022: WHO

Context: Recently, World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have released estimates for National Immunisation Coverage for 2022 for its 195 member states.  Each year WHO and UNICEF jointly review reports submitted by Member States to both agencies regarding […]

Why women bureaucrats lose out on senior posts

Context: From 1951, when the first woman joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), until 2020, women have made up only 13% of all IAS officers. Of 11,569 IAS officers who entered the civil services between 1951 and 2020, only 1,527 were women. Reasons for […]

Meira Paibis

Context: During the recent visit of the Home Minister to Manipur as violence raged in the state, he met with the Meira Paibis as part of his meetings with various civil society groups. About Meira Paibis Social role of Meira Paibis Major actions were […]

Rajasthan Govt: Policy for Denotified Tribes

Context: The Congress government in Rajasthan has initiated a move to prepare a policy for the denotified tribes ahead of this year’s Assembly election despite the fact that very few among them are registered as voters in the absence of any residential proof because […]

News consumption falls in India, says study

Context: Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2023 finds a sharp decrease in access to online news, while television, too, sees a decline as a news source; globally, platforms such as TikTok are gaining ground as sources of news among the youth; trend of news […]

National Ayush Mission

Context: During the two-day National Ayush Mission Conclave 2023 important roundtable discussion was held for participating Health and Ayush Ministers from states and UTs governments. The major thrust of the discussion was to strengthen Ayush infrastructure through National Ayush Mission in states and UTs. […]


Context: The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned whether a single, unmarried woman having a child through surrogacy is an “accepted norm” in Indian society or not. The act defines surrogacy as a practice where a woman gives birth to a child for an intending […]

National Health Accounts

Context: The Health Ministry released the National Health Accounts Estimates for India (2019-20) and noted that there has been significant decline in share of out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) in total health expenditure. National Health Accounts Estimates for India (2019-20):  Government Health Expenditure and Out-of-pocket expenditure […]

Female labour force participation

Studies shows that Female labour force participation rate (FLFPR) exhibits a U-shape during the process of economic development. The downward trend in ‘U’ was due to rise in Household incomes because of expansion of markets and shift from farm activities to factory work. However, […]

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