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  • NHRC recommends measures against manual scavenging
    News: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has made a series of recommendations to the Centre to eradicate manual scavenging. Facts: Manual scavenging: It is the practice of manually cleaning, carrying, disposing of or handling human excreta. According to the 2011 Census, there are more than 26 Lakh insanitary latrines in the ...
  • Government released Longitudinal Ageing Study in India(LASI)
    News: Union Health Ministry has released the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India(LASI). Facts: LASI: It is a full scale national survey of scientific investigation of the health, economic, and social determinants and consequences of population ageing in India. Study conducted by: National Programme for Health Care of Elderly, Ministry of Health & Family ...
  • PM lays foundation stone of Light House projects (LHPs) across six states
    News: The Prime Minister has laid the foundation stone of Light House Projects (LHPs) at six sites across six states in the country. Facts: LightHouse Projects(LHPs): These are model housing projects with houses built with shortlisted alternate technology suitable to the geo-climatic and hazard conditions of the region. The projects are being constructed under Global Housing ...
  • State of our prisons today
    Synopsis: The under trial prisoners in the Bhima-Koregaon case had to move the courts for the basic requirements such as to get a sipper cup and a straw because the prisoner is an 80-year-old man with Parkinson’s and the other to take a pair of glasses to replace a broken pair. Introduction The ...
  • “Swachhata Abhiyan” – Mobile Application
    Source: PIB News: Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment has launched a Mobile Application “Swachhata Abhiyan”.  Facts:  Swachhata Abhiyan: It is a mobile application developed to identify and geotag the data of insanitary latrines and manual scavengers so that the insanitary latrines can be replaced with sanitary latrines and rehabilitate all the manual scavengers to ...
  • National Centre for Divyang Empowerment(NCDE)
    Source: Click here News: The Minister of State for Home Affairs has inaugurated the National Centre for Divyang Empowerment(NCDE). Facts: National Centre for Divyang Empowerment(NCDE): It has been set up by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Objective: To skill, re-skill and rehabilitate Divyang warriors of the force suffering from disability that occurred in line of duty. Location: Rangareddy, Telangana.
  • Sanitation in India- Cultural stigma
    Context- The problem with sanitation in India is not lack of infrastructure but the social and cultural stigma attached to it. What is the state of sanitation in India? Lack of proper toilets– the lack of proper restrooms makes long distance journeys an ordeal for women. However, NHAI maintains one restroom every 40-50 Km, ...
  • Disability – policy and challenges
    Context: 3rd dec is the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities, established by the United Nations in 1992. More on news: International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development. Increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities ...
  • Impact of COVID-19 on tribal communities
    Context – The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on forest community and their spirited efforts to tackle it.  What are the problems faced by forest community during COVID-19? Losses of livelihood and shelter-Due to sudden lockdown, the forest-dwelling communities who got stuck in the cities without any support system, shelter, food or water. The lockdown measures have badly affected ...
  • PRISON REFORMS IN INDIA | 21st November, 2020
    The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) had invited research proposals from academics and legal experts in 2018. Among those two topics were shortlisted for further research by the Ministry of Home Affairs recently. The topics were “Status of radicalisation in India: an exploratory study of prevention and remedies” “Functioning and ...
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