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Strengthening Legal Education

Context: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law, and Justice has recently presented a significant report on legal education, proposing several groundbreaking recommendations to enhance the quality of legal education in India. Unlike fields such as medicine and engineering, legal education has not been a primary focus for India’s policymakers since Independence. Relevance: […]

Child Safety in the Online World

Context: In the initial days of February, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, publicly apologized to parents whose children fell victim to online predators during a Congressional hearing. This hearing was convened to scrutinize and investigate the widespread problem of online child sexual exploitation, with executives from these companies being criticized for neglecting their responsibility […]

Slower Pace of Job Creation

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation released the results for the Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) for 2020-21 and 2021-22. Relevance: GS Paper 2: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Dimensions of the Article: Key Terms related to Employment: Analysis of the Annual […]

Bills To Modify SC/ST List In Odisha and AP

Context: Recently, the Rajya Sabha passed two bills, which seek to modify the list of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Relevance: GS Paper – 2: Constitutional Bodies, Issues Related to SCs & STs Dimensions of the Article: Inclusion of PVT groups in ST list: Scheduled Tribes in […]

Rural India Deserves Better Schooling

Context: The recent release of the ‘Annual Status of Education Report’ (ASER) by the NGO Pratham has once again captured the attention of those concerned with education and India’s journey toward becoming a knowledge society. Relevance: GS2- Education Mains Question: The recently released Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) suggests that despite the Government’s support, the urgency for […]

About National Girl Child Day 2024

Focus: GS II- Vulnerable sections. Why in News? Nation Celebrates National Girl Child Day every year on 24th of January. About National Girl Child Day: Objective: Aim:

Scheme for Residential Education For Students in High schools in Targeted Areas

Context: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently issued instructions for Residential Private Schools interested in joining SHRESHTA Scheme Relevance: GS II- Welfare schemes About SHRESHTA The government has approved a new scheme named SHRESHTA (Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas) for the purpose of providing seats for the meritorious […]

Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2023

Context: According to the ASER 2023, nearly 43% of children in the 14-18 age group cannot read sentences in English, while among their rural counterparts, 25% struggle to read a Class 2 level text in their respective regional language. Relevance: GS II: Education Dimensions of the Article: Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2023 Overview: Background: Survey […]

The Fading Role of Universities in Society

Context: The directive from the University Grants Commission (UGC) instructing universities and colleges across the country to display the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao logo on their premises is viewed as another effort to limit academic freedom, already under threat. Previously, institutions were directed to engage in activities such as raising awareness about G-20 meetings and participating in […]

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

Context: The insured gross cropped area of non-loanee farmers under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) has reached a new high. This indicates growing acceptance of the Centre’s crop insurance scheme. Relevance: GS II- Welfare Schemes Dimensions of the Article: About Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) Objectives Beneficiaries: All farmers growing notified crops in a […]