GS-2, Social Issue, Uncategorized

Miles to go before becoming open defecation-free

Context October 2nd 2019 was Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, it was also the anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission. Speaking in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared India “open defecation-free”. Definition Open defecation free is broadly defined by the absence of visible faeces in the environment. What is the government’s strategy? To achieve its goals under… Continue reading Miles to go before becoming open defecation-free

Uncategorized

UK’s Constitutional Crisis

A defiant Boris Johnson (United Kingdom’s Prime Minister) has vowed to take the country out of the European Union next month, despite suffering an unprecedented legal defeat over his Brexit strategy in the Supreme Court. In a sweeping rebuke to the Prime Minister, Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that Johnson broke the law when he decided to suspend Parliament for five weeks… Continue reading UK’s Constitutional Crisis

GS-2, Uncategorized

Menstrual Hygiene

Menstrual hygiene continues to be amongst the most challenging developmental issues that women face today, especially in the developing countries like India, the mindsets, customs and institutional biases prevent women from getting the menstrual health care they need. Menstruation is a natural and healthy biological process for women, in spite of this, it is still considered a taboo… Continue reading Menstrual Hygiene

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Consumption Conundrum of Indian Economy

According to NITI Aayog, the current economic slowdown is the worst economic slowdown that India has faced since independence. Moreover, the slowdown has been witnessed in consumption in the Indian economy. From many decades, consumption has been the major driver of growth in the Indian economy. Income stagnation has been the cause of consumption slowdown. Reasons for Income Stagnation Unemployment Crisis… Continue reading Consumption Conundrum of Indian Economy

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd (PMC Bank)

Context The Reserve Bank of India has placed Mumbai-based Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC Bank) a Leading Cooperative Bank headquartered in Mumbai under directions and has slapped restrictions on its operations RBI imposed curbs on the activities of PMC for a period of six months. Background Founded in 1984, PMC Bank was the youngest bank to… Continue reading Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd (PMC Bank)

GS-2, Uncategorized

Childhoods lost in a troubled paradise

Context This article speaks about incidents of Illegal detention, violence and torture in the valley region of Jammu and Kashmir and how this has led to mental trauma in the children and stress in Adults. Stats Between 1990 and 2005, a total of 46 schools were occupied by the armed forces In 2018, the Jammu… Continue reading Childhoods lost in a troubled paradise

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

Indo-Arctic Strategic Construct

Recently, the Indian Prime Minister at Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), mentioned India’s willingness to play “a significant role in the Arctic Council.” It provides an opening for India to pursue a grandiose Arctic plan. India has been an observer member of the Arctic Council since 2013. Why should India be concerned about the Arctic? India will have to… Continue reading Indo-Arctic Strategic Construct

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

The attack on Agroecology

What is Agroecology? It is recognized worldwide as a system that enhances fertile landscapes, increases yields, restores soil health and biodiversity, promotes climate resilience and improves farmers’ well-being. Its practices are supported by many agricultural scientists, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, farmers’ groups and several NGOs. It basically makes… Continue reading The attack on Agroecology

Social Issue, Uncategorized

Live-in Relationships

Meaning It involves continuous cohabitation between the partners without any responsibilities or obligations towards one another. The Supreme Court in Indra Sarma vs. V.K.V. Sarma defined live-in relationships as- A domestic cohabitation between an adult unmarried male and an adult unmarried female. Supreme Court on Live in relationships The Supreme Court has, in several rulings, held that… Continue reading Live-in Relationships

GS-3, Uncategorized

Biotechnology Sector in India

India is among the first countries to set up a specialized agency i.e. department of biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology for the development of research and human resources in the biotechnology sector in 1986. What is Biotechnology and its Applications? Biotechnology harnesses cellular and bio-molecular processes to develop technologies and products that… Continue reading Biotechnology Sector in India