GS-1, Social Empowerment, Uncategorized

Not only the mother’s responsibility

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was recently passed by the Rajya Sabha. The bill aims to benefit about 1.8 million women in the organised sector and increase the strength of the working women force in the country. The Bill introduces following major changes to the law relating to maternity benefits: It extends the period… Continue reading Not only the mother’s responsibility

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

Hardship of Indians in the Gulf

Issue With the fall of oil prices, economy of the Gulf nations has slowed down. It resulted in the loss of jobs of several thousands of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and many other countries. The condition is so bad that Indian Consulate is distributing food to these people. Reasons for the Economic Hardship… Continue reading Hardship of Indians in the Gulf

GS-2, Uncategorized

Judicial Appointments: Why Is It Still Eluding Solutions?

In a recent confrontation between the Centre and the judiciary, the Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur criticized the actions of the Centre over the matter of appointments of judges in the higher judiciary and for trying to bring the entire judiciary to a grinding halt. After the NJAC law was struck down by the… Continue reading Judicial Appointments: Why Is It Still Eluding Solutions?