Essay, GS-1, Uncategorized

Why Swachh Bharat Is Floundering May Surprise

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to see a clean India. To fulfill this ambition, he has launched the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) mission, a supply-side initiative which, among other things, plans to build 110 million toilets across India between 2014 and 2019. In spite of the government constructing 8 million toilets in 2015, worldwide, India… Continue reading Why Swachh Bharat Is Floundering May Surprise

GS-1, Social Empowerment, Uncategorized

Debate on Dalit issue in Lok Sabha

Issue There was a special discussion in lok sabha on the atrocities against Dalits that have arisen in various parts of the country. Leaders spoke about injustice and oppression the dalits have had to face for centuries. There have been greater incidences being reported, in una where dalits were publically flogged by the Gau Rakshaks… Continue reading Debate on Dalit issue in Lok Sabha

GS-3, Internal security, Uncategorized

Maharashtra to have own law for internal security

Maharashtra Government has proposed an internal security act to deal with the challenges of terrorism and communal and caste violence. The proposed legislation, ‘Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act, 2016,’ would be the first such state-level act for internal security which will give more power to the police department if implemented. What’s there in the… Continue reading Maharashtra to have own law for internal security

GS-2, Uncategorized

Centre notifies Good Samaritan SOPs

The Centre has issued a notification ensuring that the affidavit of “Good Samaritan”, a person who voluntarily declares himself to be an eyewitness, shall be treated by the investigating officer as a final statement. Background: The notification is in response to Supreme Court directions in an October 2014 case of SaveLIFE Foundation asking the Centre… Continue reading Centre notifies Good Samaritan SOPs

GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

China launches world’s first quantum communications satellite to develop hack-proof tech

China recently launched the first-ever quantum satellite. The satellite is named “Micius“. Many countries are working on quantum communications, including fiber-optic quantum key distribution networks in the United States, Europe, and China. However, China is the first one to launch a satellite to develop the complex technology. The 500 kg satellite contains a quantum key… Continue reading China launches world’s first quantum communications satellite to develop hack-proof tech