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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: 

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MGNREGS & Social Audit

Context: Out of the 34 States and union territories only six have completed social audit of works done under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in more than 50% of gram panchayats.  More about findings About social audit MGNREGA and Social […]

National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO)

Context: According to the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), four out of five organ recipients in India between 1995 and 2021 were men. About NOTTO National Human Organ and Tissue Removal and Storage Network National Biomaterial Centre/ National Tissue Bank

Global Tuberculosis Report 2023

Context: Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world’s second leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, and global TB targets have either been missed or remain. The net reduction from 2015 to 2022 was 8.7%, far from the WHO End TB Strategy milestone of a 50% […]

What is APAAR ID, One Nation One Student?

Context: Several state governments requested schools to seek parental consent for the creation of a new student identity card known as the Automated Permanent Academic Account Registry (APAAR).  About APAAR ID Working of APAAR ID Significance of APAAR ID

Primary Health Centre (PHC)

Context: This editorial emphasize on ‘Ayushman Bharat Scheme’. The launch of this  flagship health program i.e. Ayushman Bharat, in 2018, the Indian government has consistently emphasized the importance of enhancing medical accessibility, particularly in rural areas. This initiative aims to transform 150,000 public health […]

QR Code on Food Labels to help visually disabled

Context: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended the inclusion of QR code on food products for accessibility by visually impaired individuals under its Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations 2020. About QR Code on Food Labels to […]

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