Important Issues

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 ...
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Supreme Court to hear plea against linking Aadhaar to bank accounts, phones

The Supreme Court will hear a petition challenging the government move to link bank accounts and mobile phones with Aadhaar ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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The Groundwater Bill, 2017

Introduction: The water crisis India faces is of such a magnitude that urgent measures are necessary to address it. Yet, ...
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Saving child brides

Overview: By ruling that marriage cannot be a licence to have sex with a minor girl, the Supreme Court has ...
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LAND RECORDS AND TITLES IN INDIA-An Analysis

Land ownership in India: In India, land ownership is primarily established through a registered sale deed (a record of the ...
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Six steps to job creation

Introduction: India is indeed the fastest growing large economy in the world; yet with investment low, credit offtake low, capacity ...
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Close gender gap to reduce inequality: IMF

Fodder Points for Mains: IMF chief Christine Lagarde said: Closing the gender gap in every aspect of economy is the ...
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SC asks Centre to strike a balance on Rohingya issue

The Supreme Court came close to ordering the government not to deport the Rohingya. It finally settled on merely observing ...
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Why hunger in India is worse than in Nepal?

HIGHLIGHTS: With over 21 per cent of children wasted-low weight for height, India has been ranked 100th among 119 developing ...
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The United States announced its withdrawal from UNESCO

The United States on October 12 announced its withdrawal from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), accusing it ...
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Need for harmonious construction of pro-child laws: SC

Introduction: Inconsistencies in laws dealing with offence of sexual assault of girl child today came to fore in the Supreme ...
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World Bank lowers India’s growth forecast

India’s GDP may slow from 8.6% in 2015 to 7.0% in 2017 because of disruptions by demonetisation and the GST, ...
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The Minority Status demand by Lingayats

Introduction: The agitation seeking minority status for Lingayats is once again revealing the politics of bad faith that often characterises ...
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Urban transportation-An Analysis

Introduction: India’s transport sector is large and diverse; it caters to the transport needs of 1.2 billion people. Mobility flows ...
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The issue of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail

Introduction: The Election Commission in the recent times had received a memorandum from political parties demanding that the paper ballot ...
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A waste management model for small towns

Introduction: India faces major environmental challenges associated with waste generation and inadequate waste collection, transport, treatment and disposal. Current systems ...
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