Fewer POCSO Act Convictions

Context Relevance GS Paper 2: Issues related to children Mains Question We shouldn’t let talk of severe penalties take our focus away from the issues with the POCSO Act’s current implementation. Talk about the POCSO (Amendment) Bill 2019 here. (150 words) Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO): Key Findings Way ahead

Does India Have Anti-Superstition legislation?

Context In Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district, two women were recently found murdered as part of a ritual involving human sacrifice. The state government then emphasised the necessity of new legislation to counter these superstitious practises and urged strict adherence to existing laws. Relevance GS Paper 2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and […]

About the E-Shram Portal

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? e-SHRAM Portal registration facility available at over 4 lakh CSC centres across the country. About the E-Shram Portal

About Jal Jeevan Mission

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? The Government of India, in partnership with States, is implementing Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) to make provision of tap water supply to every rural household of the country, including those in Andhra Pradesh, by 2024.  About Jal Jeevan Mission: Nodal: Ministry of Jal Shakti Implications  Challenges

Measures for Tribal Welfare

Focus: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Why in News? In Union Budget 2023 speech, Finance Minister announced some targeted schemes for tribal welfare, ranging from better education to clean drinking water to sanitation. Facilities for Eklavya Schools Eliminating Sickle Cell Anaemia Focus on Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) Note: PVTGs are the most vulnerable section […]

Groundwater Charges on Non-Exempted Users

Context: From now onwards, groundwater extraction by industries and other establishments will be metered and charged, and anyone with an existing borewell or anyone digging afresh will have to take permission from Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority (PWRDA). Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: What are the latest directions […]

Groundwater Governance in Nigeria

Context Relevance: GS Paper-2: Government Policies, Governance and related issues. GS Paper -3: Water Resources and its conservation. Mains Question What steps is the Indian government taking to improve groundwater governance? Include some recommendations for additional improvement. (250 Words). Key Points:  According to a World Bank report, India uses more groundwater than any other country […]

India Has Better Groundwater Governance

Context Relevance: GS Paper-2: Government Policies, Governance and related issues. GS Paper-3: Water Resources and its conservation. Mains Question What steps is the Indian government taking to improve groundwater governance? Include some recommendations for additional improvement. (250 Words) Key Points According to a World Bank report, India uses more groundwater than any other country in […]

Grievances Appellate Committees

Context: The Centre has notified the formation of three grievance appellate committees that will address users’ complaints against social media and other internet-based platforms, including being empowered to oversee and revoke content moderation-related decisions taken by these platforms. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Composition of Three Grievances Appellate Committees […]

The Death Penalty Approach

Context Relevance GS Paper 2: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. Mains Question Some argue that “capital punishment serves neither justice nor deterrence against any crime.” Do you agree? Explain your response. (250 Words) Background SC’s most […]