Social Issues: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative, Child Sex Ratio (CSR),

Headline : How a district in Rajasthan shot to the top of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ chart Details : In News: Nagaur district of Rajasthan has become one of the country’s 10 best performing districts in the awareness generation and outreach activities category under the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme. Child Sex Ratio (CSR): Number ofContinue reading “Social Issues: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative, Child Sex Ratio (CSR),”

In Brief: About Anti-vaccine campaign, About Measles

Headline : Global measles cases up 300 per cent year-on-year, WHO Details : News Summary According to WHO, the number of cases of measles world over has seen an increase by 300% in the first 3 months of 2019 compared to same period in 2018. The increase in measles cases around the world is attributed toContinue reading “In Brief: About Anti-vaccine campaign, About Measles”

Why the latest Ebola outbreak in Congo is a growing concern?

Headline : Why the latest Ebola outbreak in Congo is a growing concern? Details : News Context Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has become the second-deadliest in history with 1,220 confirmed and probable cases, including 772 deaths, since Aug 2018. However, despite a worsening Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organization has decided not toContinue reading “Why the latest Ebola outbreak in Congo is a growing concern?”

In Brief: Sedition, Defamation, AFSPA laws: Should repeal or amend

Headline : Sedition, Defamation, AFSPA laws that Congress wants to repeal or amend Details : The news A national party has released its manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in which it promised to repeal or amend laws related to Sedition, Defamation and AFSPA, if they come to the power.  General information about the lawsContinue reading “In Brief: Sedition, Defamation, AFSPA laws: Should repeal or amend”

Everything about Autism

Headline : AIIMS doctors develop application to help in timely diagnosis of autism  Details :  The News In the backdrop of the World Autism Awareness Day, doctors at AIIMS have developed a mobile app for early diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders. World Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2 every year. About the App TheContinue reading “Everything about Autism”

Who are the Dhangars of Maharashtra, and why do they want ST status?

Headline : Who are the Dhangars of Maharashtra, and why do they want ST status? Details : Why in news? Recently, Maharashtra has announced extension of all social welfare schemes available to Scheduled Tribes to the Dhangar community of the state.   Who are the Dhangars? The Dhangars are shepherd community, living mostly in Western MaharashtraContinue reading “Who are the Dhangars of Maharashtra, and why do they want ST status?”

Everything about Project Size by NIFT

Indian launched a project named Size India to get its own sizing standards after following the size code of European countries or the US. News Summary Project Size India A project is to be launched to scan and measure thousands of men and women in the age group of 15-65 years to come up withContinue reading “Everything about Project Size by NIFT”

Everything about Cauvery Verdict

• A three-judge Bench, led by Chief Justice of India, gave verdict on Cauvery river water dispute. CWDT’s verdict: • The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) verdict in 2007: Of the 740 thousand million cubic feet (TMC) of water available for utilisation, • 419 TMC was awarded to Tamil Nadu, • 270 TMC to Karnataka, •Continue reading “Everything about Cauvery Verdict”

Everything about Ramkrishna Mission

Ramakrishna Mission • It is an embodiment of the synthesis of ancient Indian and modern western cultures. • Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-86) was the founder of this socio-religious movement. • Formally, the Mission was founded in May 1897 by Paramahamsa’s disciple, Narendranath Dutta, who was later on known as Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902). Objectives of the Mission •Continue reading “Everything about Ramkrishna Mission”

What are the various forms in which gender based violence manifests. Discuss the causes that lead to it. Do you agree that it remains biggest impediment to the advancement of women in India?

Approach: ● Introduce with what gender violence is ● Talk about various forms of violence – preferably under different categories ● Talk about the causes – can break it into various categories. ● Discuss aspects of women development that get affected by gender violence ● Conclude by summarizing and giving brief suggestions to end genderContinue reading “What are the various forms in which gender based violence manifests. Discuss the causes that lead to it. Do you agree that it remains biggest impediment to the advancement of women in India?”