Government Sets Malnutrition Target 

Context The Union Minister for Women and Child Development informed the Rajya Sabha that the Central government intends to reduce stunting and undernutrition (underweight prevalence) among children under the age of six by 2% per year. Relevance GS Paper 2: Social justice, Health Mains Question Even with a number of programmes in place to combat […]

What is Minimum Support Price? 

Context: The Centre has finally constituted a committee headed by former Union Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agrawal here to look into the issues of Minimum Support Price (MSP), as promised to protestant farmers after the repeal of three farm laws. Relevance: GS-III: Agriculture (Agriculture Pricing), GS-II: Social Justice (Welfare Schemes) Dimensions of the Article: What is […]

 Juvenile Justice Board

Context: Recently, The Supreme Court asked the central government, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) to consider issuing guidelines or directions to assist and facilitate the Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) in making the preliminary assessment for determining whether a child of 16 […]

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme

Context: According to recent guidelines issued by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme will be extended to all Districts. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What are the Guidelines? About Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme Criticism of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao What are the […]

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 […]

‘Lavender Scare’ and NASA

Context NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which will show the clearest-ever images of the universe, is set to bring about a change in the way we perceive space. However, the telescope’s name has come under intense criticism from the LGBTQ community. The telescope has been named after James Webb, who ran the US space agency […]

The Subtle Approach to Ayurveda

Context Valuable observations on health need to be delinked from outdated theories, implausible conjectures and superstitions. Relevance Essay and GS Paper 2: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health Mains Question Ayurveda is now positioned to become a major player in the health and medical care system as a result […]

The Choice Is Narrowing The Circle or Widening It

Context An editorial comment recently opined ‘India is witnessing the progressive normalization of minority baiting’. Recent happenings within the country and their reactions in lands far and near tend to pose the problem. Relevance GS-I: Social Empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism & Secularism. Dimensions of the Article Neighbourhood Impact An emerging disquiet Furtherance of hate Indic versus […]

State Food Safety Index

State Food Safety Index

Context: In an effort to galvanize States/UTs to work towards ensuring safe food for citizens, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare released Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)’s 4th State Food Safety Index (SFSI) to measure the performance of States across five parameters of food safety.  Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Issues related […]