Cooperative Societies: Benefits and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Government has introduced the Bill to amend the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002 in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Winter Session of the Parliament. The Amendments have been introduced to improve governance, reform the electoral process, strengthen monitoring mechanisms, and enhance transparency and accountability. The Bill also… Continue reading Cooperative Societies: Benefits and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

[Download] Monthly Compilation of 7 PM Editorials November, 2022

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[Yojana November Summary] Coastal Erosion – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Coastal Areas are of vital importance. According to the UNEP, ~37% of the world’s population lives within 100 km of the coast. Coastal areas support a lot of economic activities including international trade and fishing. According to the OECD, ~90% of global trade occurs through marine route. Coastal areas have witnessed accelerated… Continue reading [Yojana November Summary] Coastal Erosion – Explained, pointwise

Climate Justice: Meaning, Challenges and Way Forward – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The COP27 of the UNFCCC concluded recently in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The only remarkable outcome of the Summit was announcement regarding setting up on Loss and Damage Fund. Skeptics, however, are wary that the real challenge is operationalizing the Fund, and there is a high possibility that Loss and Damage… Continue reading Climate Justice: Meaning, Challenges and Way Forward – Explained, pointwise

The UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The first session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-1) concluded on December 2, 2022 in Punta Del Este (Uruguay). The Committee has been tasked with developing an international legally binding instrument to end plastic pollution (UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution). The INC-1 has been formed under the United Nations Environment… Continue reading The UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution – Explained, pointwise

Slum Redevelopment in India – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Government of Maharashtra has given a go-ahead for the Dharavi Slum Redevelopment Project in Mumbai. Dharavi has often been referred to as the ‘largest slum’ in Asia. Slums seem to be an integral part of India’s urban landscape. Slum are symptomatic of several deficiencies like lack of urban planning,… Continue reading Slum Redevelopment in India – Explained, pointwise

[Kurukshetra December Summary] Bridging the Digital Divide – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Implementing e-governance to empower the population and promote economic growth is a big challenge in large and diversified country like India. The integration of technology-enabled communication and data driven governance along with internet and mobile technology has laid the foundation of efficient governance. e-Governance improves transparency of all operational processes.… Continue reading [Kurukshetra December Summary] Bridging the Digital Divide – Explained, pointwise

Women’s Representation in Judiciary – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Supreme Court has constituted an all-women bench to hear petitions involving matrimonial disputes and bail matters. This is only the third occasion in the history of the Supreme Court that an all-women bench has been constituted. The earlier two occasions were in 2013 and in 2018.  The Supreme Court… Continue reading Women’s Representation in Judiciary – Explained, pointwise

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Regulation of Fintech in India – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The RBI had come out with guidelines on Digitial Lending in September 2022. The guidelines were welcomed as they has been aimed at protecting customers from unethical business practices, such as mis-selling, breach of data privacy, unfair business conduct, charging of exorbitant interest rates, adopted by digital lenders. According to… Continue reading Regulation of Fintech in India – Explained, pointwise

Persons with Disabilities: Rights, Challenges and Solutions – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction In a recent Judgment related to compensation for a person rendered disabled by an accident, the Supreme Case made certain remarks regarding disability and persons with disabilities. The Court said, “…in the era of competition, the appellant cannot compete with ‘normal men’…”. The Court also noted that, “a person must… Continue reading Persons with Disabilities: Rights, Challenges and Solutions – Explained, pointwise

Waste Management in India: Status, Challenges and Solutions – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction India is set to undergo rapid urbanization in the coming decade. One major challenge accompanying the urbanization is rapid rise in waste generation. Waste Management Processes and Systems in India will need to be upgraded to meet this challenge. What is the status of Solid Waste Generation in India? Overall… Continue reading Waste Management in India: Status, Challenges and Solutions – Explained, pointwise

Rights of Sexual Minorities in India (LGBTQ+ Rights): Status and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Two petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court to allow homosexual couples to solemnize their marriage under the Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954. The Supreme Court has sought the response of the Union Government in this regard. On November 29, 2022, the US Senate passed the landmark Respect for… Continue reading Rights of Sexual Minorities in India (LGBTQ+ Rights): Status and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

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Functioning of the POCSO Act – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was enacted in June 2012 and came into force in November 2012. It has completed 10 years now. The Act has played an instrumental role in addressing sexual offences against children. Yet the frequency of sexual offences against children has risen… Continue reading Functioning of the POCSO Act – Explained, pointwise

Millet Production in India – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Based on persistent efforts by the Government of India, the UN (in 2021) had declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets (IYOM23). In this context, the pre-launch celebration of the IYOM23 was organized jointly by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture. On the occasion, India’s… Continue reading Millet Production in India – Explained, pointwise

[Download] 7 PM Weekly Compilation -November 2022 – 3rd and 4th week

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[Kurukshetra November Summary] S&T: Towards Women Empowerment

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction On the occasion of the Independence Day on 15th August, 2022, honorable Prime Minister of India emphasised that women power is significant for the growth of India and noted the contribution of ‘Nari Shakti‘ in the fields of law, education, science, law enforcement among other. Globally, governments and organisations are… Continue reading [Kurukshetra November Summary] S&T: Towards Women Empowerment

Improving Agriculture Yield in India – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction India is poised to become the most populous nation in the world. The UN Report on World Population Prospects estimates that India’s population is expected to reach 1.5 billion by 2030. The global population is estimated to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion by 2050. This will put… Continue reading Improving Agriculture Yield in India – Explained, pointwise

Draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022: Benefits and Concerns – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Government has released the draft of the proposed Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (DPDP Bill) for public comments. The Bill is expected to be introduced in the Parliament in the Budget Session 2023. The Bill has undergone multiple iterations. The first draft, the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018… Continue reading Draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022: Benefits and Concerns – Explained, pointwise

COP27: Outcomes and Concerns – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Framework Convention (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP), commonly referred to as COP27, concluded recently in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt). The COP is the apex decision-making body of the United Nations Climate Change Framework Convention (UNFCCC). The COP has been held annually since the first UN… Continue reading COP27: Outcomes and Concerns – Explained, pointwise

Countering Terror Financing – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Third Ministerial of ‘No Money for Terror’ (NMFT) on Counter-Terror Financing was held in New Delhi recently. Delegates from ~75 countries and international bodies attended the event. The event was focused on ways to combat global terror financing networks. Prior to this, India had also hosted a special meeting… Continue reading Countering Terror Financing – Explained, pointwise

[Yojana November Summary] Blue Economy – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The rapid population rise has put an immense pressure on the natural resources. Population growth has outpaced the regenerative capacity of the natural systems, more so for the land based ecosystems. Oceans are Earth’s most valuable natural resources. Oceans provide energy, food, and livelihood opportunities among others. Oceans are also used… Continue reading [Yojana November Summary] Blue Economy – Explained, pointwise

Permanent Commission for Women in the Armed Forces – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Supreme Court has directed the Union Government and the Indian Air Force to consider granting Permanent Commission (PC) to 32 retired women Short Service Commission (SSC) officers. The 3-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court said that the women IAF officers, if found eligible by the IAF for grant of Permanent… Continue reading Permanent Commission for Women in the Armed Forces – Explained, pointwise

[Download] 7 PM Weekly Compilation -November 2022 – 1st and 2nd week

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Progress on the SDGs: Gender Snapshot 2022 – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Progress on SDGs: Gender Snapshot 2022 has been released by the UN Women and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA). The Report presents the latest evidence on gender equality across all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Highlighting the poor progress, the Report has called… Continue reading Progress on the SDGs: Gender Snapshot 2022 – Explained, pointwise

India’s Strategy for Net Zero – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction India had announced the target to achieve Net Zero by 2070 at the COP26 (in 2021) at Glasgow. At the COP27 in Egypt, the Government has released it Long-Term Low-Carbon Development Strategy (LT-LEDS). All 195 signatory countries to the UN Climate Agreement are supposed to submit their long-term strategy document… Continue reading India’s Strategy for Net Zero – Explained, pointwise

Climate Finance: Meaning, Need and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction At the opening of the COP27 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), former Vice President of the US and Environmentalist, Mr. Al Gore remarked that, “We are not doing enough“. He was referring to the renewed focus on exploitation of fossil fuels and the lack of… Continue reading Climate Finance: Meaning, Need and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

India’s Agriculture Exports: Status and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction India’s agriculture exports have grown by 16.5% in April-September 2022 (on a year-on-year basis) compared to April-September in 2021. With the current trend the agriculture exports appear set to surpass the record US$ 50.2 billion achieved in FY2021-22 (April-March). Agriculture exports have witnessed impressive growth in recent times. A focused… Continue reading India’s Agriculture Exports: Status and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

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Trade Settlement in Rupee – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction In July 2022, the RBI had issued a circular allowing international trade settlement in Rupees. The move had come amidst continuous fall in the value of Indian Rupee against the US Dollar. It is expected that the decision to allow Indian traders to settle imports and exports in rupees will… Continue reading Trade Settlement in Rupee – Explained, pointwise

[Kurukshetra November Summary] Technology and Innovation in Healthcare – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic presented an unprecedented challenge to the healthcare system all over the world. It made evident the inadequacy of the the healthcare infrastructure. Due to the overburdened system, social distancing norms and the fear of infection, may life-saving surgeries and transplants were postponed. This has driven healthcare providers… Continue reading [Kurukshetra November Summary] Technology and Innovation in Healthcare – Explained, pointwise

Supreme Court’s Judgment on EWS Reservation – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction A 5-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court has upheld the validity of the 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act (Janhit Abhiyan v. Union Of India). The Act has introduced 10% reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in education and public employment. The Act was challenged before the Supreme Court as violative… Continue reading Supreme Court’s Judgment on EWS Reservation – Explained, pointwise

[Yojana November Summary] Paradigm of Coastal Security – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction More than 600 million people, (~10% of the world’s population), live in coastal areas that are 10 meters above the sea level. Nearly 2.4 billion people (~40 % of the world’s population) live within 100 km of the coast. In India, three out of four metro cities are located on… Continue reading [Yojana November Summary] Paradigm of Coastal Security – Explained, pointwise

The Issue of Child Marriage in India – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Members of the Steering Committee of the Global Programme to End Child Marriage recently visited India. They praised India’s efforts and success in bringing down child marriages. The Global Programme to End Child Marriage is a joint initiative of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations International… Continue reading The Issue of Child Marriage in India – Explained, pointwise

Women’s Representation in Legislature – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking reintroduction of the lapsed Women’s Reservation Bill for 33% quota in the Lok Sabha and the State Legislative Assemblies. The Supreme Court has sought the response of the Union Government to the PIL in 6 weeks. Enhancing women’s representation in… Continue reading Women’s Representation in Legislature – Explained, pointwise

Green Bonds: Benefits and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Union Ministry of Finance has announced that it would issue Sovereign Green Bonds worth INR 16,000 crore as part of its October-March (H2FY23) borrowing programme. With this issue, India will join a club of 25 nations which have issued bonds to exclusively fund climate sustainability and green infrastructure projects… Continue reading Green Bonds: Benefits and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

Moonlighting: Meaning, Benefits and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The issue of Moonlighting has witnessed an intense debate in the recent times. Wipro became the first major IT firm to sack over 300 employees for ‘moonlighting’ and took a very tough stance against staff who worked a second job outside their normal work hours. On the other hand, some… Continue reading Moonlighting: Meaning, Benefits and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

[Download] Monthly Compilation of 7 PM Editorials October, 2022

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National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021: Provisions and Concerns – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur (AIIMS) has been included as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Rare Diseases under the National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021. This is expected to enhance the research and access to treatment for rare diseases. Recently, the Director of Centre for DNA-Fingerprinting… Continue reading National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021: Provisions and Concerns – Explained, pointwise

Satellite Internet: Working, Advantages and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction In October 2022, ISRO successfully deployed 36 low earth orbit (LEO) satellites for Bharti Group’s OneWeb. With this deployment, OneWeb has come closer to the commercial launch of its Satellite Internet services. The company has deployed 70% of planned satellite fleet (462 out of planned 648). In September 2022, Reliance… Continue reading Satellite Internet: Working, Advantages and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

Crowd Disasters and NDMA Guidelines – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction A series of crowd disaster incidents have led to deaths of more than 400 people recently. On October 01, 2022, a human crush occurred in a football stadium in East Java, Indonesia that killed 135 people. On October 29, 2022, a crowd crush occurred during Halloween festivities in Seoul, South Korea that… Continue reading Crowd Disasters and NDMA Guidelines – Explained, pointwise

Need for a National Security Doctrine for India – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The US (Biden Administration) has recently released the National Security Strategy. It is a document prepared periodically by the US Government (Executive) that lists the national security concerns and how the Administration plans to deal with them. The Government is legally bound to present the document to the US Congress… Continue reading Need for a National Security Doctrine for India – Explained, pointwise

Waste to Energy Plants: Benefits and Concerns – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Union Home Minister recently inaugurated a Waste to Energy Plant at Tughlakabad in New Delhi. The plant is expected to treat 2000 metric tonnes of waste in the national capital per day. The plant will generate 5 MegaWatts (MW) of energy. The Union Home Minister said the the plant… Continue reading Waste to Energy Plants: Benefits and Concerns – Explained, pointwise

CCI (Competition Commission of India): Provisions, Working and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently passed two separate orders against the tech giant Google. The two orders imposed penalty of INR 1337 crore and INR 937 crore (total INR 2237 crore) on Google for abuse of dominant market position. CCI also issued list of corrective measures for Google… Continue reading CCI (Competition Commission of India): Provisions, Working and Challenges – Explained, pointwise

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[Download] 7 PM Weekly Compilation -October 2022 – 3rd and 4th week

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[Kurukshetra October Summary] Promoting Women Agripreneurship – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Women entrepreneurs, especially women agripreneurs, represent the fastest growing category of entrepreneurship worldwide and India is no exception. By starting the business enterprises, women agripreneurs have demonstrated strong willpower, skills, risk-taking attitude and appetite for hard work, with grit and determination to succeed. Since 2016, the Start-up India, Stand-up India… Continue reading [Kurukshetra October Summary] Promoting Women Agripreneurship – Explained, pointwise

Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Climate change is the greatest global health threat facing the world in the 21st century. Lancet Countdown is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration, dedicated to monitoring the evolving health profile of climate change. It provides an independent assessment of the delivery of commitments made by governments worldwide under the Paris Agreement.… Continue reading Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change – Explained, pointwise

Ban on Conversion Therapy – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The National Medical Commission (NMC) recently sent a letter to all of the State Medical Councils in India. In the letter, it has declared that Conversion Therapy is illegal and has classified it as a ‘profession misconduct’. It has also granted the State organisations the authority to take disciplinary action against… Continue reading Ban on Conversion Therapy – Explained, pointwise

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[Kurukshetra October Summary] Skills for Agri-Entrepreneurship – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Agriculture offers several opportunities for entrepreneurship. There are many new prospects in the agribusiness sector like packaging, provision of raw materials, exports of agricultural products and other related industries. High-skilled workers’ perspectives are changing as a result of increased micro-financing, relaxed government regulations, access to cutting-edge technology and guidance in… Continue reading [Kurukshetra October Summary] Skills for Agri-Entrepreneurship – Explained, pointwise

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT): Advantages and Way Forward – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme, calling it a ‘logistical marvel‘ that has reached hundreds of millions of people. An IMF Deputy Director said that DBT programme has helped people with low income levels especially women and the elderly praising the technological innovation… Continue reading Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT): Advantages and Way Forward – Explained, pointwise

Nobel Prize in Economics 2022 – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Nobel Prize in Economics 2022 has been awarded to American Economists Ben Bernanke, Douglas W. Diamond and Philip H. Dybvig. They have been awarded the Nobel for their research on banks and financial crises. Their works laid the groundwork for most of the research undertaken in the field of… Continue reading Nobel Prize in Economics 2022 – Explained, pointwise

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