Yemeni Revolution The Yemeni Uprising (intifada), and also known as the Yemeni Revolution of Dignity followed the initial stages of the Tunisian Revolution and occurred simultaneously with the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and other Arab Spring protests In its early phase, protests in Yemen were initially against unemployment, economic conditions and corruption, as well as… Continue reading Yemen Crisis
Context There has been a phenomenal rise in economic inequality in India, especially in the post-1991 liberalization period. However, widening income inequality has raised questions over economic mobility in an inclusive way. According to the Annual Wealth Check report 2019 of Oxfam, the top 1% of India’s richest lot got richer by 39% as against just 3% increase… Continue reading Economic Mobility and Inequality
Context Recently the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by both Houses of Parliament with an objective of stopping the rampant sexual abuse of children. It seeks to provide more stringent punishment, including death penalty, for sexual crimes against children. The present bill is welcome in certain respects as it specifically defines… Continue reading Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019
Recently, the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 was passed by the parliament. The bill sets up the National Medical Commission (NMC) which will act as an umbrella regulatory body in the medical education system. Also, the NMC will subsume the MCI and will regulate medical education and practice in India. Apart from this, it also… Continue reading National Medical Commission Bill
Recently, an Indian delegation headed by Commerce Secretary attended the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial meet in Beijing. This marks the change in India’s stance from being stuck in a deadlock to listing out its demands individually to the partner countries of the RCEP in the bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the event. Advantages of… Continue reading India and RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership)
(1) Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, (a) The provisions of Article 238 shall not apply in relation to the State of Jammu and Kashmir; (b) The power of Parliament to make laws for the said State shall be limited to those matters in the Union List and the Concurrent List which, in consultation with the Government of… Continue reading Jammu And Kashmir: Article 370 Scrapped
This article is significant for GS Paper - 2 Issues Arising Out of Design & Implementation of Policies Issues Related to Women The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha with to facilitate altruistic surrogacy in the country. The government claims that regulating surrogacy will put an end to rampant commercialisation of the… Continue reading Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019
The Indian State must aim to ensure that all sections of society share in the economic and social prosperity of the country. It is widely acknowledged that a large section of the Indian population, especially the tribal communities, have not received the full benefits of development processes undertaken over the past six decades and adversely… Continue reading Xaxa Committee on Tribal Communities of India Report
Strategic geography defines the geo-strategic importance of Maldives far beyond its physical size. Despite being the smallest Asian country with a land area of just 300 sq. km. and a population of around 480,000, Maldives is one of the world’s most geographically dispersed countries straddling a 960-km-long submarine ridge running north to south and which… Continue reading Geo-strategic importance of Maldives to India?
The India–Afghanistan relationship is not a simple bilateral engagement. India’s Afghan policy is driven by many extraneous factors such as its geographical constraints, its search for a transit route to Central Asia through Afghanistan and Iran, its troubled relationship with Pakistan and the growing threat of terrorism in India and Afghanistan etc. The centuries-old ties… Continue reading Indo-Afghan relations!