Gender Gap Index-2022

Context Recently The World Economic Forum has published its Global Gender Gap Report 2022. And within that report India was placed at 135th position out of 146 countries in Global Gender Gap Index. Relevance GS Paper 1: Role Of Women & Women Organization Mains Question Inclusion of more women in science and applied technologies is critical […]

I2U2 Group: The West Asian QUAD

Context According to a press release from the Ministry of External Affairs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the first-ever I2U2 Virtual Summit on Thursday (July 14), alongside the heads of state of Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States (MEA). A senior US official first mentioned the grouping in October of last […]

Everything About Jal Jeevan Mission

Everything About Jal Jeevan Mission

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? Recently, the Centre announced that over 50% of rural households have access to tap water supply. About Jal Jeevan Mission: Nodal: Ministry of Jal Shakti Jal Jeevan Mission, a central government initiative under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, aims to ensure access of piped water for every […]

National Mission for Clean Ganga

Focus: GS III- Environment Why in News? Recently, The 43rd meeting of the Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was held. About National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was registered as a society on under the Societies Registration Act 1860. The government had set up the […]

Cervavac

Context: The Serum Institute of India (SII)’s vaccine Cervavac recently received the Drugs Controller General of India’s (DGCI) approval for market authorisation. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Cervavac About Cervical cancer About Cervavac: Cervavac is India’s first quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) vaccine, and intended to protect women against cervical cancer. […]

About I2U2 Initiative:

Context: The U.S. believes that ‘I2U2’, a group comprising India, Israel, the U.S., and the UAE, can become “a feature” of the West Asian region, just like the Quad is for the Indo-Pacific. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About I2U2 Initiative What is the aim of I2U2 grouping? Significance About I2U2 […]

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA)

Context: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has removed some crucial data from the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) website. The information removed includes the annual returns of NGOs and a list of NGOs whose licences have been cancelled. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Government Policies & Interventions, Non-Governmental Organisations -NGOs), GS-III: Indian Economy (External […]

Centre’s Push for Labour Codes

Context: With the rollout of the labour codes getting delayed due to the pandemic, renewed deliberations are underway at the highest levels of government on a fresh implementation schedule, amid divergent views on whether to push through all four codes simultaneously or opt for the more practical option of staggering them. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice […]

Global Gender Gap Index, 2022

Context: India ranks 135 among a total of 146 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index, 2022, released by the World Economic Forum. The country is the worst performer in the world in the “health and survival” sub-index in which it is ranked 146. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Women Empowerment, Governance and Government Policies, Issues […]