Important Issues

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018’ report

Context: An upturn in the global economy—now growing by about 3 per cent—paves the way to reorient policy towards longer-term ...
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ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit

Context: New Delhi hosted an Asean-India Connectivity Summit (AICS) on December 11-12 on the theme “Powering Digital and Physical Linkages ...
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SC agrees to examine plea to bar politicians from contesting from two seats

Context:  The Supreme Court has agreed to adjudicate on whether politicians could be barred from contesting from more than one ...
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One nation, one education board

Context: A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court has dismissed a petition which sought for “one nation, one education board” ...
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U.P. becomes first State to endorse Centre’s triple talaq draft bill

Uttar Pradesh has become the first State to endorse the Central government’s draft bill that makes instant triple talaq a cognisable ...
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WTO: diverse views fuel bleak prospect for outcomes

Context: The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Buenos Aires meeting commenced amid concerns on support for anti-globalisation, protectionism and bilateralism. A ...
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New education methods will transform the way students learn

Education is set for massive transformation as technology is ushering in a new era in the field of learning, said T.V ...
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Border Protection Grid

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting with the Chief Ministers of the Indo-Bangladesh Border (IBB) States ...
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UAE, Saudi Arabia to form new economic partnership group

The UAE  announced it has formed a new economic and partnership group with Saudi Arabia, separate from the Gulf Cooperation ...
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India gets admission into Wassenaar Arrangement

The Ministry of External Affairs welcomed the decision of the Wassenaar Arrangement to admit India as the 42nd member of ...
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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 ...
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Universal health coverage is the best prescription

Context: Three recent incidents involving the health-care sector in Delhi have sparked widespread outrage over the alleged mercenary motives and ...
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Let us be realistic about the UNSC

Context: Our recent victory in the hotly contested election to the International Court of Justice seems to have lifted our ...
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What is DNA fingerprinting and how is it done?

The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) in Thiruvananthapuram is carrying out DNA fingerprint examination to identify the bodies of ...
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UN Global Compact on Migration

The United States has pulled out of UN Global Compact on Migration.  It has argued that Obama-era negotiated UN compact ...
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Kapu Reservation Bill, 2017

Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly has unanimously passed Kapu Reservation Bill, 2017 to provide 5% quota in education and employment. The ...
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Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into 2 Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) during the month of ...
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Combating Child Sex Abuse

In a first, the World Health Organisation has formulated clinical guidelines on responding to children and adolescents who have been ...
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Strategy on Resource Efficiency

NITI Aayog in collaboration with the European Union delegation to India have released the Strategy on Resource Efficiency at a ...
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Hepatitis B and C co-infection on the rise, say experts

Context; Cases of co-infection of hepatitis B and C viruses are rising and are yet highly underestimated. A large number ...
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