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 […]

Marital Rape And Exemption

Context: The Supreme Court has sought a response from the government on appeals to criminalize marital rape. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Issues related to Women, Government Policies and Initiatives), GS-II: Polity and Governance (Important Judgements and Committees) Dimensions of the Article: About Marital Rape What is the marital rape exemption? What is the broad takeaway […]

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Context: The delay in payment of wages has pushed MGNREGS workers in West Bengal to the brink. There are allegations of corruption against the State government, the Centre’s reluctance in releasing payments, and the plight of the workers caught in this tussle. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Health and Poverty related issues, Government Interventions […]

Boosting the Women Workforce

Context India’s Prime Minister stated during the two-day National Labour Conference (in Tirupati) that India must prepare for future labour needs by providing flexible workplaces with flexi work hours and developing a work-from-home ecosystem, particularly to increase women’s participation in the workforce. The Conference aims to address a variety of issues concerning the implementation of […]

Centre To Expand Its Food Security Coverage

Context The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to expand coverage under the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) so that more and more needy people and citizens can benefit from the Act. • Coverage under the NFSA is based on population figures from the 2011 census. Relevance GS Paper 2: Issues relating to poverty […]

History of Triple Talaq and Legislation

Context: Five years after the Supreme Court’s five-judge Bench invalidated instant triple talaq in August 2017, the women petitioners continue to live a life of half-divorcees.  No arrests could be made for giving instant triple talaq as the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 came into force long after pronouncement of instant talaq. Relevance: […]