Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Context: The Central government has constituted a committee to review the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme, especially to assess the programme’s efficacy as a poverty alleviation tool. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Health and Poverty related issues, Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out of the design […]

Draft National Credit Framework

Focus: GS II: Education Why in News? Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, participated in the stakeholders’ consultation on draft National Credit Framework (NCrF) at IIT Delhi.  What are ‘credits’ in the education system? How does the credit system work? What are credit frameworks? How is the NCrF different from the existing frameworks? […]

Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act 2012

Context: Ten years after the enactment of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, which deals specifically with child sexual abuse, an analysis of POCSO cases across India has found gaps in its implementation – including increasing pendency of cases and a high rate of acquittals. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Issues related to […]

Uplifting India’s Tribal Population

Context The article emphasised the importance of uplifting India’s tribal population and the government’s efforts to empower them, address their pressing institutional issues, and integrate them into society by valuing their cultural heritage. Relevance GS Paper 2: Social Justice Mains Question Explain how the imperatives of ‘development’ have shaped Indian attitudes toward tribes. Discuss how […]

NAAC Secret College Grade And Benchmark Scores

Context Relevance GS Paper 2: Social Justice, Education Mains Question “There are challenges in providing quality education to India’s children and youth.” In light of this statement, discuss the significance of new educational policy. (250 words) About National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) NAAC’s objectives are as follows What is the difference between assessment and […]

Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act 2012

Context: Recently, the Dharwad Bench of the Karnataka High Court, while dismissing a case filed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, said the Law Commission of India would have to rethink the age criteria, to take into consideration the ground realities. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Issues related to Children, Government Interventions […]

Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission

Focus: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Welfare Schemes, Government Policies and Interventions) Why in News? Aibawk cluster in the Aizwal district of Mizoram has become the first cluster to be completed under the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM). The need for the Rurban Mission Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission (SPMRM) Rurban Clusters  

Teaching In Mother Tongue

Context The Union Ministry of Education recently released the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for foundational stage education (children aged 3 to 8 years). With the unveiling of the first NCF for the foundational stage by the government, pre-primary school children in India have entered the formal schooling system for the first time. In addition to […]

Global Hunger Index 2022

Context: India ranks 107 out of 121 countries on the Global Hunger Index in which it fares worse than all countries in South Asia barring war-torn Afghanistan. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Issues related to Hunger and Poverty, Government Policies and Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: About Global Hunger Index (GHI) Highlights of the […]

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Context: In a first providing empirical evidence, a study conducted on the impact of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) during the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that the wages earned under the Act helped people compensate between 20% and 80% of the income loss incurred because of the lockdown. The report also […]