Important Issues

Graded Response Action Plan

Context Starting October 15, some stricter measures to fight air pollution will come into force in Delhi’s neighbourhood, as part ...
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What does ‘no dengue deaths’ really mean?

Context Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted the “stunning results” of his government’s campaign to get people to invest 10 minutes every week to ...
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Why has India banned e-cigarettes?

Context The Union Cabinet approved the promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, ...
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Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (PMEAC or EAC-PM)

Context The government has reconstituted the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (PMEAC or EAC-PM), dropping Rathin Roy and ...
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The National Population Register

Context In the backdrop of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam excluding 19 lakh among the 3.3 crore who had ...
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Explained: How waived loans impact states

Context The Reserve Bank of India shared the report of an Internal Working Group (IWG), which was set up in February ...
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Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)

Context A new global study has quantified the damage that the modern food industry does to human health, development and ...
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Explained: What is Jammu and Kashmir’s Public Safety Act?

Context It emerged that former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has been detained under the state’s stringent Public Safety Act ...
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FDI policy on various sectors

Context The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for Review of Foreign ...
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Why women are still being treated as unequal to men

Context According to a study published in American Psychologist, for the first time in history, 86% of US adults have ...
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Reforming the Law Commission of India

Context Over a month ago, the media reported that Cabinet will soon take a call on reconstituting the Law Commission ...
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Prohibition of E-cigarettes Ordinance 2019

Context The Prohibition of E-cigarettes Ordinance 2019 is being sent to a Group of Ministers as directed by the Prime ...
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Marine Fisheries Regulation and Management (MFRM) Bill 2019

Context A Marine Fisheries Regulation and Management (MFRM) Bill 2019 is in the public domain for discussion. Comprehending the Bill’s ...
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When did the Anthropocene Epoch begin on Earth?

Context Although global archaeological data show that human transformation of environments began at different times in different regions, by 3,000 ...
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Status of Policing in India Report 2019

In a new report that looks at the working conditions of police in India, one key finding is about the ...
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Explained: How and why RBI transfers to government

Context The RBI Central Board decided to transfer a record surplus — Rs 1.76 lakh crore — to the government ...
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Explained: A war on plastic

Context Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined the importance of shunning single-use plastic both in his latest Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast and ...
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E-cigarette ban

Context When the NDA government completes 100 days of its second term on September 7, the Health Ministry will hope ...
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Explained: How hurricanes are categorised?

Context Dorian is coming for Florida — that much gets clearer with each bulletin from the National Hurricane Center, even if ...
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Explained: How India and the world are ageing

Context In the United Nations report that projects India will overtake China as the most populous country by around 2027, other ...
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