Uniform Civil Code debate, and the significance of the citizens’ intervention

A diverse group of eight Indian citizens submitted a draft Progressive Uniform Civil Code to the Chairman of the Law Commission. Indian Express explains the background of the Uniform Civil Code debate, and the significance of the citizens’ intervention today What is the Uniform Civil Code (UCC)? It is the Read More …

Legislation should guarantee for providing service to peoples

Crux from PIB: View Points of Vice President of India on Civil Service: The Vice President of India has said that Legislation should guarantee for providing service to peoples. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the book ‘The Mavericks of Mussoorie’ authored by Shri M. Ramachandran. Dr. Ramachandran made Read More …

Women Scientist And Entrepreneurs

In the field of Science and Technology and Entrepreneurship, Indian women have had a major presence over the last 100 years. The first women to receive a medical doctorate degree was  Anandibai Joshee in 1885, the first Indian women Doctorate in Basic Science was Janaki Ammal in 1931 and India’s first woman to get Read More …

Exercise INDRA – 2017

Giving the Indo-Russian defence cooperation a major boost, Exercise INDRA-2017, the first ever Tri Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces will be conducted in the Eastern Military District of Russia. Exercise INDRA in its previous nine avatars has been conducted as a single service exercise alternately between Read More …

India’s consistently poor performance on Global Hunger Index

Background: Published by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Concern Worldwide, an Irish aid agency, and Welthungerhilfe, a German private aid organisation, the Global Hunger Index tracks hunger worldwide. The report and India’s stand: India has consistently brought up the rear of the hunger index, that was first published in Read More …

SC seeks views on guidelines for abortion

The Supreme Court has sought a response from the government on framing of guidelines for setting up a permanent mechanism for termination of pregnancy beyond 20 weeks in exceptional cases. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra issued notices to the Ministries of Health, Women and Child Development and Read More …

Why do infant deaths vary between States?

Why should States track child deaths? Infant mortality, the number of babies that die before their first birthday for every 1,000 live births, is a powerful indicator of the quality of life in a community. High infant mortality has been linked to poor maternal health and inter-generational poverty in families. Read More …

The case for a public health cadre

All about the idea of having dedicated personnel for public health management: Committees in the past: The idea of having dedicated personnel for public health management goes back to 1959 when advocated by the Mudaliar Committee, which observed that “personnel dealing with problems of health and welfare should have a Read More …

Redrawing the arc of influence-India’s Foreign Policy

Deals with the India’s Foreign Policy (PM’s Visit to US & Israel) The U.S. visit: The Prime Minister charted a time-tested course, concentrating mainly on counter-terrorism and the defence security partnership, avoiding contentious trade-related issues. The naming of the Hizbul Mujahedeen chief as a “specially designated global terrorist” and a Read More …