At Leaders Climate Summit, Countries Adopted Net Zero Targets

Synopsis: At the Leaders Climate summit, the countries including U.S, U.K, Japan, etc. have adopted revamped Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) (under the Paris agreement). This is a step in the right direction, but a higher commitment is desired to keep temperature rise below 1.5 degrees celsius. Background: The two-day Leaders Climate Summit was hosted by… Continue reading At Leaders Climate Summit, Countries Adopted Net Zero Targets

India needs to Focus on Universal Social Scheme

Synopsis: The pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of India’s Universal social welfare. The country failed to provide adequate social welfare services to the marginalized during the pandemic times. This calls for focusing on universal social welfare. Background: The Covid-19 pandemic struck the country in 2020 and brutally impacted the lives of the Indian masses especially… Continue reading India needs to Focus on Universal Social Scheme

Antimicrobial Resistance may Become a Silent Pandemic

Synopsis: The challenges posed by Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) demands a comprehensive and collaborative approach by all the countries. They must come together to tackle the silent pandemic. Background: Covid 19 exposed the vulnerabilities of health systems across the globe. It took away the lives of more than 3 million people since January 2020. Experts believe… Continue reading Antimicrobial Resistance may Become a Silent Pandemic

Understanding Herd Immunity and Rising Covid Cases in India

Synopsis: Herd Immunity can’t be attained solely by a rise in Covid-19 positive people. It is also dependent on the absolute number of susceptible individuals and the rate of transmission of the virus. Background: The data from various serological surveys in metro cities shows high immunity levels in the metro cities. As per them, Covid-19… Continue reading Understanding Herd Immunity and Rising Covid Cases in India

Need of Special Insurance Cover for Police Personnel

Synopsis: The second wave Covid-19 virus is producing greater challenges in front of frontline workers (including police personnel) than the first wave. Hence, the special insurance cover for police personnel of 50 lakh rupees must be revived and extended to all front-line workers. Background: The second wave of Covid-19 induced the government to impose lockdown… Continue reading Need of Special Insurance Cover for Police Personnel

Importance of Decentralised Approach in Tackling the Pandemic

Synopsis: The first wave of Covid 19 highlighted the importance of a local and decentralised approach in tackling the adverse impact of the Pandemic. The government should focus on this approach to minimize the vulnerabilities for the poor and marginalized in the second wave. Background: Under the second wave of Covid 19 pandemic, the marginalised… Continue reading Importance of Decentralised Approach in Tackling the Pandemic

Future of Cryptocurrencies in India

Synopsis: The Government is planning to ban all private cryptocurrencies in India while supporting an RBI-backed cryptocurrency. Background: The proposed Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021 bans all private cryptocurrencies.  It lays down the regulatory framework for the launch of an “official digital currency”.  Further holders of private cryptocurrencies will have a 3-6… Continue reading Future of Cryptocurrencies in India

Importance of Secondary Level Health Services

Synopsis: The load on tertiary health services can be reduced by strengthening the secondary level care health services. For rural areas, the focus should be on community health centres and for urban regions, peripheral hospitals at the secondary level. Background: The Indian health system is generally divided into the primary, secondary and tertiary level. The second… Continue reading Importance of Secondary Level Health Services

Why India-Russia Relations Demands Reconsideration?

Synopsis: The recent visit of Russia’s Foreign Minister to India has once again highlighted the issues in India-Russia bilateral relations. As Russia has been a good friend to India, it demands a reconsideration. Background: The year 2020 witnessed a break in the annual India-Russia bilateral summit. Before this, the leaders of two countries met every year… Continue reading Why India-Russia Relations Demands Reconsideration?