The Perils of Manual Scavenging

Context All cleaning jobs are regarded as demeaning and are assigned to people at the bottom of the social hierarchy. The majority of Dalits work in sanitation as manual scavengers, drain cleaners, garbage collectors, and road sweepers. According to government data, 97 percent of manual scavengers in India are Dalits. Despite the fact that manual […]

Regional languages Are Vital to Indians’ Success

Context To commemorate the completion of two years since the launch of National Education Policy 2020, the union Home Minister recently launched a slew of education and skill development initiatives. Relevance GS Paper 1: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Mains Question Should Hindi be India’s official language? Comment on the linguistic diversity […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who Are the Pasmanda?

Context: In a political conclave in Hyderabad, PM made a special mention for the Pasmanda muslim community and their social upliftment. Relevance: GS I-  Salient features of Indian Society Dimensions of the Article: Who are the Pasmanda Muslims? Why political parties are focusing on them? What is the history of the Pasmanda movement? Who are […]

Reservation in Public Employment

Context Recently the discussion on reservation in promotions was going on in Supreme Court. Relevance GS-II: Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections of the population by the Centre and States and the Performance of these Schemes Dimensions of the Article Reservation in Promotion Reservation not a Fundamental Right Major Events Reservation in Promotion The jurisprudence of […]

Supreme Court Recognizes Sex Work as a ‘Profession’

Context In a significant order recognizing sex work as a “profession”, the Supreme Court has directed that police should neither interfere nor take criminal action against adult and consenting sex workers. Relevance GS-I: Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Social Empowerment, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues Dimensions of the Article What did […]

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 […]