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Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

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

GS-2, Uncategorized

National Medical Commission Bill

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

GS-2, Uncategorized

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019

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

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Cabinet approves National Steel Policy 2017

The Indian steel sector has grown exponentially over the past few years to be the third largest producer of steel globally, contributing to about 2% of the country's GDP and employing about 5 lakh people directly and about 20 lakh people indirectly. Key features of the National Steel Policy 2017: Create self-sufficiency in steel production… Continue reading Cabinet approves National Steel Policy 2017

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Misleading Ads: Onus on Celebrity Endorsers Also

Celebrities endorsing various brands or companies might have to face some trouble in the coming time if the amendments proposed to the Consumer Protection Act are carried out in the next session of Parliament. They will put onus on celebrities in case of misleading ads. The issue came into light after Maggie noodles were found… Continue reading Misleading Ads: Onus on Celebrity Endorsers Also

Editorials, Essay, GS-2, Uncategorized

Draft National Education Policy

Objective The National Education Policy 2016 envisages creation of a credible education system capable of ensuring       Inclusive quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all       Producing students/graduates equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitude and values that are required to lead a productive life       Participate in the country’s development process       Respond to the ever changing requirements… Continue reading Draft National Education Policy

Editorials, Environment, GS-3, Uncategorized

Missing the wetlands for the water

Article Link Environment Ministry has come up with new draft wetland conservation rules. With this, the government is all set to change the rules on wetlands. What are wetlands? Wetlands are ecosystems located at the interface of land and water and wherein water plays a dominant role in controlling plant and animal life and associated… Continue reading Missing the wetlands for the water

GS-3, Uncategorized

PM Modi releases country’s first National Disaster Management Plan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). This is thefirst ever national plan prepared in the country. Key facts: The plan aims to make India disaster resilient and reduces loss of lives. The plan is based on the four priority themes of the “Sendai Framework,” namely: understanding disaster risk, improving… Continue reading PM Modi releases country’s first National Disaster Management Plan

GS-2, Indian Polity, Uncategorized

Citizens have right to safe water, say draft legislation

The proposed draft National Water Framework Bill promises to give every person the right to a minimum amount of “safe water”, while making the state “obliged” to “protect” and conserve water. The law is prepared by the Water Resources Ministry. The draft law is being proposed as a model legislation that can be adopted by… Continue reading Citizens have right to safe water, say draft legislation

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Digital vans all set to take e-governance to rural areas

The Hindu Government’s new initiative: The government will roll out a new campaign under which 66 digital vans. Van will be equipped with Internet and audio-visual facilities, will go to 657 districts by March 2017 to increase awareness about various e-governance services in rural and semi-urban areas. Aim: To reach out to more than 10… Continue reading Digital vans all set to take e-governance to rural areas