GS-2, Uncategorized

Malnutrition in India

Recently, September 2019 was observed as ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah’, that urged people to support the government’s nutrition campaign to ensure a healthier future for women and children. However, even after a bunch of policies targeting malnutrition (Integrated Child Development Scheme 1975, the National Nutrition Policy 1993, the Mid Day Meal Scheme for school children 1995, and the… Continue reading Malnutrition in India

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, Social Issue

Malnutrition and Disease Burden

A study led by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has givencomprehensive estimates of disease burden due to child and maternal malnutrition and the trends of its indicators in every state of India from 1990 to 2017. The estimates were produced as part of the Global Burden of Diseases Study (GBD) 2017. The Global Burden of… Continue reading Malnutrition and Disease Burden

GS-2, Social Issue

Xaxa Committee on Tribal Communities of India Report

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

Big issues, GS-1, Social Empowerment, Uncategorized

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Rajya Sabha on August 11, 2016 by the Minister for Labour and Employment, Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya.  The Bill amends the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The Bill has been passed by Rajya Sabha. The Act regulates the employment of women during the period of child-birth, and provides… Continue reading Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill

Editorials, Uncategorized

Is India Ready For A Universal Basic Income Scheme?

Even after three decades of sustained economic growth and a proliferation of welfare schemes, roughly one in three Indians still live below the poverty line, according to the last report on poverty estimates submitted by the Rangarajan committee in 2014. While those estimates have been questioned, the fact remains that there is little dispute over… Continue reading Is India Ready For A Universal Basic Income Scheme?

GS-2, Uncategorized

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)

Introduction Prime minister laid the foundation stone for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) inGorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh. The state where medical care is very poor. AIIMS will provide tertiary care for the people. Gorakhpur is a significant area, but always in news for one bad reason that is the Japanese encephalitis which… Continue reading Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)

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-2, Social Issue, Uncategorized

With 4 new vaccines, govt to revamp immunisation drive

The health ministry is planning to revamp its flagship immunisation programme ‘Mission Indradhanush‘ to include four new vaccines. The mission, currently providing coverage against seven life-threatening diseases, will soon also include vaccines for rotavirus, measles rubella, inactivated polio vaccine bivalent and Japanese Encephalitis for adults. Mission Indradhanush: Mission Indradhanush was launched by the Health &… Continue reading With 4 new vaccines, govt to revamp immunisation drive

Editorials, GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Measuring Mudra’s success

Article Link Summary: Prime Minister Modi, in a recent interview, indicated that his focus was to create a third sector—the personal sector—other than farms and factories wherein a person turns into a job provider through entrepreneurship rather than a job-seeker in the other two sectors. This statement assumes significance as it has many policy implications… Continue reading Measuring Mudra’s success