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Detailed News Articles: 4 July 2019

1. 27% of children with disabilities have never been to school: UNESCO Commissioned by the UNESCO, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences has prepared the report titled State of the Education Report for India 2019: Children with Disabilities. Findings of the report: Nearly three-fourths of five-year-old children and one-fourths of kids aged between 5 and 19 with… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 4 July 2019

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Detailed News Articles: 2 July 2019

1. Rise in cases of vector-borne diseases According to a report from the three municipal corporations in Delhi, cases of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and chikungunya have shown an increasing trend this week. Details: The number of cases of vector-borne diseases is expected to rise during the monsoon. The three municipal corporations in Delhi have… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 2 July 2019

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Detailed News Articles: 28 June 2019

1. Bombay High Court upholds reservation for Marathas A division bench of the Bombay High Court has upheld the Maratha Reservation Bill saying that the state is within its right. Background: The demand for Maratha reservation beganed in the 1980s. In 1992, the Maratha Mahasangh had made a representation to the state government to provide reservation… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 28 June 2019

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Detailed News Articles: 27 June 2019

1. Govt. to start Jal Shakti Abhiyan for 255 water-stressed districts from July 1 The Centre is set to initiate the Jal Shakti Abhiyan to ramp up rainwater harvesting and conservation efforts in 255 water-stressed districts, in line with the government’s promise to focus on water. Details: The Jal Shakti Abhiyan would aim to accelerate water… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 27 June 2019

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Detailed News Articles: 26 June 2019

1. The state of Indian prisons Analysis: Experts that in the midst of the election process this year (2019), the release of the data-driven report, the Prison Statistics India 2016, published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) went largely unnoticed. It is important to note that this edition of the report is different from its earlier… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 26 June 2019

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Detailed News Articles: 25 June 2019

1. Centre sticks to its guns on Special Category Status Odisha, Rajasthan, Bihar, Telangana, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and A.P. state governments have been sending requests to the Central government to consider granting them Special Category Status (SCS). Details: In the present circumstances, it is believed that no more states can be given the status of a Special… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 25 June 2019

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Detailed News Articles: 24 June 2019

1. Plea in SC seeks protection for non-Nagas in Dimapur A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition has been filed challenging certain sections of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873 which gives unbridled power to a State to prescribe Inner Line Permit (ILP). What is Inner Line Permit? ILP is an official travel document issued by the Government of… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 24 June 2019

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Detailed News Articles: 22 June 2019

1. NDA govt tables new triple talaq bill in Lok Sabha amid protest by opposition What’s in the news? In a recent development, the Narendra Modi government introduced The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, also known as the triple talaq Bill, in the Lok Sabha, amid protests by Opposition members who said it… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 22 June 2019

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Detailed News Articles: 21 June 2019

1. What yoga can teach us Analysis: The word yoga was first mentioned in the Rigveda. However, its philosophy, science and grammar were first provided by Patanjali in his magnum opus, Patanjali Yoga Sutra. It is heartening to note that yoga has been widely accepted across the world today. As a matter of fact, the Polish government celebrates… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 21 June 2019