Solar storms and L1 point

Context: A group of researchers from Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, have, for the first time, figured out the conditions under which certain types of solar storms can flow towards the earth and affect its atmosphere. This is important because such storms contain charged particles travelling at very high speeds Read More …

A woman does not mortgage herself to a man with marriage: CJI

Context: A woman does not mortgage herself to a man by marrying him and she retains her identity, including her religious identity, even after she exercises her right to marry outside her community under the Special Marriage Act, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra orally observed while heading a five-judge Read More …

10 New Iconic sites identified under Swachh Iconic Places

A two-day National Consultation of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) was recently held at New Delhi.  Representatives from 20 Iconic Sites including central and State officials, representatives of iconic places and Corporate and development partners including World Bank took part in the consultations. Initiated as a project to implement Prime Minister’s Read More …

WHO releases guidelines on child sex abuse

Context: In a first, the World Health Organisation has formulated clinical guidelines on responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused. About the guideline: The guidelines put forward recommendations for the frontline health care providers — general practitioners, gynaecologists, paediatricians, nurses and others — who may directly receive Read More …

Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendras

The main objective of the scheme is to increase the care, protection and development of women across the country. Improving the child sex ratio, survival of new born girl child, girl education and empower them through several initiatives under the scheme are the main motives of the Mahila Shakti Kendra Read More …

More than just a counting game

World Toilet Day: November 19, 2017, was World Toilet Day, with the theme ‘Wastewater and Faecal Sludge Management’.  There is greater awareness about the importance of using toilets, largely due to the Swachh Bharat Mission launched in 2014, so much so that even Bollywood capitalised on this topic in the Read More …