Safety of Women

Focus: GS I- Indian Society,  Women Why in News? To enhance the safety and security of women in the country, Ministry of Home Affairs has taken several initiatives which are funded by the Nirbhaya Fund. Details: Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO) is an online analytical tool launched to monitor and track timely completion of […]

Bridging The Health Policy To Execution Chasm

Context In April this year, the Union government released a guidance document on the setting up of a ‘public health and management cadre’ (PHMC) as well as revised editions of the Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) — for ensuring quality health care in government facilities. Relevance GS-II: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social […]

On Marital Rape, Regressive Notions Undermine Autonomy of Women

Context On 11 May, two judges of the Delhi High Court handed down separate judgments in RIT Foundation v Union of India. Relevance GS-I: Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues, Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Dimensions of the Article Background The Two Judgements Way Forward Background […]

Still a Long Way For Termination of An Unconditional Right

Context The issue of abortion is in the news again, internationally because of Roe vs. Wade Case in the US. Relevance GS-I: Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues, Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Dimensions of the Article Criminal law provisions related to termination of pregnancy Background […]

Literacy and Delivery of Services, Not Religion, Influences Fertility

Context The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 5 report that was awaited for nearly six months is finally out. And it provides a heartening outlook. Relevance GS-I: Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues, Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Dimensions of the Article About NHFS Replacement Rate […]

Understanding the Olga Tellis Judgment

Context: A 37-year-old Constitution Bench judgment of the Supreme Court which held that pavement dwellers are different from trespassers. This may become a game-changer in the Jahangirpuri case. Relevance: GS I- Indian Society (Urbanization, Their Problems & Remedies) Dimensions of the Article: What is the Olga Tellis judgment? What led to the judgment? What were […]

Understanding the Olga Tellis Judgment

Context A 37-year-old Constitution Bench judgment of the Supreme Court which held that pavement dwellers are different from trespassers. This may become a game-changer in the Jahangirpuri case. Relevance GS-I:  Poverty and Developmental issues, Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Dimensions of the Article What is the Olga Tellis judgment? Key takeaways of the Judgment […]

Time Banking as a Crucial Tool to Empower Women

Context Time Banking can be an important tool which can help women manage their work and personal lives. Relevance GS-I: Role Of Women & Women Organization Dimensions of the Article Defining Work Narrative of Unpaid Work Time Poverty and Unpaid Work Issues with Unpaid Work The conception of Time Banking How does time bank function? […]

It Is Time To Let Sleeping Dogmas Lie

Context Recent remark of the Home Minister of using Hindi as the ‘linking language’ has drawn criticism of the various sections in the country. Relevance GS-I: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Dimensions of the Article What is the issue? Part of ‘Hindi Promotion’ Missing the Point About Efficiency Vehicle of Entertainment Fear […]

Defining who is ‘Assamese’: Attempts, Challenges

Context: Recently, the Assam government informed the Assembly that nearly 1.44 lakh illegal foreigners had been identified in the state until January 31 this year based on the 1985 Assam Accord, and around 30,000 of them had been deported to their country of origin. The government added that definitions of phrases mentioned in the Accord […]