India’s efforts to achieve SDGs

Synopsis-  The idea for Sustainable development aims to maintain progressive development and at the same time retaining sustainability, catastrophe risk resilience, and community building at its heart. But, India’s efforts to achieve SDGs is commendable. Introduction World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on June 5, every year, to encourage awareness and environmental protection. Also, one… Continue reading India’s efforts to achieve SDGs

SDG India Index and India’s Sustainable development – Explained, pointwise

Introduction Recently the NITI Aayog has released SDG India Index 2020-21. In that, India’s overall SDG score improved by 6 points — from 60 in 2019 to 66 in 2020-21. Areas such as Industry, innovation and infrastructure showed a considerable decline in the current index. The report also points out socioeconomic and governance gaps in India.… Continue reading SDG India Index and India’s Sustainable development – Explained, pointwise

Issues with NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index 2020-21

Synopsis: Although India has a better score in the latest SDG India Index 2020-21, some procedural changes in the methodology have resulted in an inadequate measurement of economic inequality.  Introduction  NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index 2020- 21 was released recently. India has improved its overall SDG score from 60 in 2019 to 66 in 2021.… Continue reading Issues with NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index 2020-21

NITI Aayog releases “SDG India Index 2020-21”

What is the News? NITI Aayog has released the SDG India Index 2020-21. It is the 3rd edition of SDG India Index. Key Findings of the SDG India Index 2020-21: India’s overall SDG score improved by 6 points — from 60 in 2019 to 66 in 2020-21. This is due to improvement in providing facilities… Continue reading NITI Aayog releases “SDG India Index 2020-21”

The Case of Caste-Based Violence against Women

Synopsis: The Supreme Court convicted the accused of rape under Section 376 of IPC (Indian Penal Code) in the recent Patan Jamal Vali v. State of Andhra Pradesh case. However, the conviction under the Prevention of Atrocities Act (PoA) was set aside. It shows insensitivity towards the recognition of caste-based violence against women in India.… Continue reading The Case of Caste-Based Violence against Women

Government launches “CBID Program” on Rehabilitation of Divyangjan

What is the News? The Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment has virtually launched a 6-month CBID (Community Based Inclusive Development) Program on rehabilitation of Divyangjan(Persons with Disabilities). About CBID (Community Based Inclusive Development) programme: Firstly, the programme has been co-designed by the Rehabilitation Council of India and the University of Melbourne. Secondly, the… Continue reading Government launches “CBID Program” on Rehabilitation of Divyangjan

Expansion of Social Security Net is Need of the Hour

Synopsis: The pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have hurt the poor on multiple fronts of healthcare, livelihood, and hunger. Both urban and rural regions are facing difficulties, however, miseries in rural regions were less due to wide coverage of social security net. This calls for expanding social security nets across the country. Background: The April… Continue reading Expansion of Social Security Net is Need of the Hour

Puducherry becomes ‘Har Ghar Jal’ UT under “Jal Jeevan Mission”

What is the News? Puducherry has become the ‘Har Ghar Jal’ Union Territory by ensuring that every rural home gets a household tap connection. Note: Puducherry has become the fourth state or UT after Goa, Telangana and Andaman and Nicobar Islands to provide assured tap water supply to every rural home under Jal Jeevan Mission(JJM).… Continue reading Puducherry becomes ‘Har Ghar Jal’ UT under “Jal Jeevan Mission”

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?

Significance of Universal Social Welfare – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The Covid-19 pandemic struck India in 2020. It brutally impacted the lives of the Indian masses especially the marginalized community. Despite having multiple social welfare schemes, the country failed to provide adequate social welfare services to the marginalized during the pandemic. Thus, Universal Social Welfare is the need of the hour. This pandemic, along… Continue reading Significance of Universal Social Welfare – Explained, Pointwise

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

“NCSC” Launches Online Grievance Management Portal for Scheduled Castes

What is the News? National Commission for Scheduled Castes(NCSC) launched an Online Grievance Management Portal for Scheduled Caste. About Online Grievance Management Portal: The Online Grievance Management Portal will allow submission of complaints about atrocities against the Scheduled Castes. The portal also allows users to track the progress of their complaints. The portal was developed… Continue reading “NCSC” Launches Online Grievance Management Portal for Scheduled Castes

State of Human Rights in India -Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The US State Department released the “2020 Human Rights Report” or the “2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices”.  It is a retrospective report that contains a country-wise discussion on the state of human rights. The 2020 Human Rights report severely criticised the state of Human Rights in India. Similarly, the report also mentions… Continue reading State of Human Rights in India -Explained, Pointwise

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Data on participation of marginalised Communities in leading IITs

What is the News? The Hindu Newspaper has published the data obtained through the RTI queries. Data provides info. on the representation of marginalized communities such as OBCs, SCs, and STs in the leading IITs of the country. About the data: The RTI query data covers Ph.D. admissions made in the five-year period from 2015… Continue reading Data on participation of marginalised Communities in leading IITs

Government initiatives for welfare of Scheduled Castes (SC)

Synopsis: Government has recently launched post-matric scholarship scheme for SCs, apart from many other steps taken for the welfare of Scheduled Castes (SC) in India.  Post-matric scholarship scheme  Government has recently passed an outlay of Rs 59,000 crore for the post-matric scholarship scheme for students from Scheduled Caste groups. Almost 60 percent of the cost of scheme will… Continue reading Government initiatives for welfare of Scheduled Castes (SC)

What are the issues in anti-conversion law?

Synopsis: After UP, MP has also promulgated an ordinance related to anti-conversion laws. But UP’s anti-conversion law itself is fraught with many challenges. Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religious Ordinance, 2020: Law prohibits conversion from one religion to another by “misrepresentation, force, fraud, undue influence, coercion, allurement or marriage”. Marriage will be declared “shunya” (null and void) if… Continue reading What are the issues in anti-conversion law?

Cabinet Approves changes In Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme For Scheduled Caste Students

Source: The Hindu News: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved changes to the post-matric scholarship scheme for students from the Scheduled Castes. Facts: Changes are aimed to benefit more than 4 Crore SC students in the next 5 years so that they can successfully complete their higher education. Post Matric Scholarship scheme For Scheduled… Continue reading Cabinet Approves changes In Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme For Scheduled Caste Students

Issue of “love jihad”: Right of “free consent” for Marriage

Context: Many state governments have announced that they are considering enacting an appropriate law to stop marriages which they term as “love jihad”. What are the recent cases? A Muslim girl by birth converted to the Hindu religion and just after a month, she married a Hindu man according to Hindu rites and rituals. The Allahabad… Continue reading Issue of “love jihad”: Right of “free consent” for Marriage

SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act: New developments and Evolution

SC has delivered a judgment in a recent appeal filed by a person booked under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for allegedly abusing a Dalit woman in her house. SC judgment on SC/ST (PoA)act In this latest judgment related to the SC/ST Act, the Supreme Court has said:   All types of intimidations or… Continue reading SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act: New developments and Evolution