About PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation )

Focus: GS II: Polity and Governance Why in News? Prime Minister  chaired the meeting of 40th edition of PRAGATI, the ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving Centre and State governments. About PRAGATI PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation), as the name suggests, is aimed at starting a culture of Pro-Active […]

Who are ASHA workers?

Context: The World Health Organisation has recognised the country’s 10.4 lakh ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers as ‘Global Health Leaders’ for their efforts in connecting the community to the government’s health programmes. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Who are ASHA workers? How many ASHAs are there across the country? What […]

Inter-State Council

Context: The Inter-State Council, which works to promote and support cooperative federalism in the country, has been reconstituted with PM Modi as Chairman and CMs of all States and six Union Ministers as members. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance  (Federalism) Dimensions of the Article: About Inter-State Council Aims of the ISC Composition Functions of Inter-State […]

Look Out Circular

Context: Recently, the Punjab and Haryana High Court while quashing a Look Out Circular (LOC) against petitioner Noor Paul passed omnibus instructions to the respondents including the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Bureau of Immigration (BOI) to serve a copy of the LOC to the affected person, state the reasons for issuing the […]

Competition Commission of India

Focus: GS II- Polity and Governance (Government Interventions) Why in news? Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs virtually commemorated the 12th Annual Day of the Competition Commission of India. About competition commission of India: Nodal: Ministry of corporate affairs Competition Commission of India (CCI) is a statutory body of the Government of India responsible for enforcing the Competition Act, 2002. Competition Commission […]

State of Inequality in India Report

State of Inequality in India Report

Focus: GS II- Polity and Governance Why in News? Recently, the ‘State of Inequality in India’ Report was released by the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM). About  State of Inequality in India Report The report gathers information on inequities in health, education, household factors, and the labour market. Inequity in these areas makes the population more vulnerable […]

Hunar Haat

Focus: GS II- Government Policies and Intervention Why in News? The 41st edition of Hunar Haat, an effective campaign of “Acclamation to Art” and “Splendour to Skill”, is being organised in Agra, Uttar Pradesh About Hunar haat: Nodal: Ministry of Minority affairs Hunar Haat is an effective platform wherein opportunity is given to the exhibition of handicrafts […]

Election Commission of India

Focus: GS II- Polity and Governance Why in News? Recently, the President appointed Rajiv Kumar as the Chief Election Commissioner (25th CEC). About Election Commission of India The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering Union and State election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya […]

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Context: A team of scientists from Australia have found that babies at risk of the mysterious Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, generally have low levels of an enzyme called butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) in their blood. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance (Health and Education) Dimensions of the Article: What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome? What is the […]

Supreme Court Frees Perarivalan

Supreme Court Frees Perarivalan

Context: In ordering the release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict A G Perarivalan, the Supreme Court Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai invoked the extraordinary power conferred on the court under Article 142 of the Constitution. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is Article 142 of […]