What is Social Murder and How to Ensure Accountability in Patrimonial state?

Synopsis: The lack of political attention to social determinants and inequities that exacerbate the pandemic in India is a classic case of ‘Social Murder’. What is Social Murder? Friedrich Engels, used this phrase to describe the death of the worker population in England during the Industrial revolution era. Lack of access to basic necessities of… Continue reading What is Social Murder and How to Ensure Accountability in Patrimonial state?

Recent Communal Riots in Northern Ireland have Lessons For India

Synopsis:  Recently communal riots broke out in Ireland. India can take a few lessons from that. A committed political leadership should take responsibility for peoples’ social and economic problems and should make efforts to alleviate their miseries. Background Recently communal clashes broke out in Ireland between the Protestant pro-British loyalist unionists and the Catholic pro-Irish… Continue reading Recent Communal Riots in Northern Ireland have Lessons For India

SC struck down the Maharashtra State Reservation for SEBC Act 2018

Synopsis: The SC has struck down the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018. The judgment would prevent realization of unjust benefits by the reservation. It would also encourage states to work on core supply-side issues in education and public employment which would curtail unnecessary demand for reservation. Background: The… Continue reading SC struck down the Maharashtra State Reservation for SEBC Act 2018

IPR Waiver For Covid 19 Vaccines

Synopsis: The US is now supporting the plea of developing countries for granting an IPR waiver to Covid-19 vaccines. The waiver would allow the countries to speed up the production process without the permission of manufacturing company. However, significant roadblocks exist that may prevent the grant of waiver. Background: The US has shown its willingness… Continue reading IPR Waiver For Covid 19 Vaccines

Reason behind Covid Vaccine Shortage Crisis

Synopsis: Lack of firefight and planning are the main reasons responsible for the current Covid vaccine shortage crisis. The center needs to put in some extra efforts to address the challenges. What are the reasons for the current Covid crisis? First, the delayed decision to make the vaccine available in the open market. Though now… Continue reading Reason behind Covid Vaccine Shortage Crisis

Use of CT scan for testing  Covid is not Correct

Synopsis: The available data and the risk factors suggest that the widespread use of CT scans in diagnosing infectious diseases needs to be sidelined. Background There are mainly three reasons why tests in clinical medicine are performed. Diagnosis: To identify the disease Etiognosis: To identify the causative factor of the disease. Prognosis: To find out… Continue reading Use of CT scan for testing  Covid is not Correct

Poor State of Delhi Prisons Demand Urgent Attention

Synopsis: The condition of Delhi prisons has become immensely poor amidst the second wave of Covid 19. They have exceeded their sanctioned capacity and are on the verge of becoming hotspots for mass infections. Considering this, the government should take effective measures for decongesting prisons.  Background: Delhi is currently observing over 25000 new Covid 19… Continue reading Poor State of Delhi Prisons Demand Urgent Attention

Frequent Hospital Fires during COVID Time in India- Cause and Way forward

Synopsis – The hospital system in India has been overwhelmed by the heavy patient load and arrangement for the pandemic. It has increased their vulnerability to fire. Introduction– Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and mismanagement, the hospital system is becoming over stressed, resulting in frequent fire incidents. Since last August, more than 93 people have… Continue reading Frequent Hospital Fires during COVID Time in India- Cause and Way forward

The Case of EC’s Demand for Restriction on Media

Synopsis: The Election Commission had asked the court to not let the media cover its verbal hearing. It should withdraw its request to recover some of its moral high ground. Introduction  The Election Commission of India is a constitutional body that draws its mandate to conduct free and fair elections from Article 324. It has… Continue reading The Case of EC’s Demand for Restriction on Media

West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act (WB HIRA) is Unconstitutional: SC

Synopsis: The court struck down the West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act (WB HIRA), 2017 as unconstitutional. The court also clarified that the legislations by the Parliament and the state government are on the concurrent list. Introduction: The central government enacted the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act to regulate the Real Estate sector in India.… Continue reading West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act (WB HIRA) is Unconstitutional: SC