Important Issues

Children and Armed Conflict

Context: According to annual report of UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflict, over 21,000 cases of grave violations of children’s rights ...
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Legalizing “Gambling”

Context:  Recently the Law Commission of India has submitted a report to the government recommending “cashless” gambling in sports as ...
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Assam, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh worst states to be born in

Context: While India’s birth rate has dipped from 21 births per 1,000 population in 2014 to 20.4 births per 1,000 ...
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Report on ‘Women in Prisons’ launched

Context: The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) has come up with its report titled ‘Women in Prisons’ which aims ...
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World’s hungry population on the rise again, says U.N. report

Context: The number of hungry people in the world has risen for the first time in more than a decade, ...
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Can India manage its toxic e-waste?

Context: Even one and a half years after the E-Waste Management Rules, which were notified in October 2016 was passed, ...
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World Bank’s report ‘South Asia’s Hotspots’

Context: A World Bank report has found that rising temperatures and changing monsoon rainfall patterns from climate change could cost ...
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The Asia-Pacific Gender-Parity Imperative

Context: Gender equality offers a sizeable economic opportunity for any country. A government that hopes to achieve strong growth without ...
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Greener, Greater Cities

Context: What should a “green” city look like? Should it resemble Copenhagen, with its high rates of bicycle commuting and ...
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Skill development of the Youth

Context: Coupled with a continual increase in voluntary unemployment, the International Labour Organisation expects unemployment in India to be higher ...
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Right on Kashmir’s rights?

What prompted this human rights report? The first ever report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ...
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GST Report Card

Context: After one fiscal year into the implementation of the GST, it is worth asking how it has performed in ...
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Acres of contention

Context: The number of legal disputes involving property, contract, labour, tax and corporate laws is bound to increase with an ...
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First Health Repository

Context: The Union ministry of health and family welfare has launched the first ever registry in the country registry of ...
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Why so few women enter the job market in India

Context: Women’s participation in the labour force declined sharply in the country precisely when the country’s economic engine was growing ...
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What should an effective data privacy regulator in India look like?

Concerns: Multiple scandals involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have made one thing clear – the failure of market forces to ...
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The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018

A fast-changing climate, conflict, inequality, persistent pockets of poverty and hunger and rapid urbanization are challenging countries’ efforts to achieve ...
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Aadhaar biometric data

Context: The biometric data collected by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) cannot be used for any other purpose except ...
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E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016

Context: Waste management, especially when it comes to plastic, has been given much attention over the years in the country. Plastics ...
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States’ claim on fighting plastic only strong on paper

Context: While Maharashtra may be gearing up for a stringent ban on plastic, experience from across the country suggests that States’ claims ...
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