Important Issues

What NHRC, SC have said on encounter killings?

Context While several voices, including senior officials and public figures, have hailed the killing by police of all four accused in the ...
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Palestine-India techno park

Context Recently the Representative of India to Palestine, Sunil Kumar, released third tranche of funding, worth $3 million, for the ...
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Why ‘carbon market’ is debated

Context Almost halfway through the climate conference in Madrid, one big thing it had to resolve — disagreements over setting ...
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Virtual Autopsy

Context It is likely to be possible soon to carry out autopsies without dissecting the body, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan ...
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Why is India’s labour productivity growth faltering?

Context An analysis done by India Ratings and Research of Annual Survey of Industries data on India’s labour productivity growth ...
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National Registry of Voluntary Organ Donors

Context The Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the Centre and the states of Punjab and Haryana, as well as ...
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National Health Stack (NHS)

Context With the launch last year of Ayushman Bharat, the world’s largest state-funded health insurance programme, and the slow but ...
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Why India has said no to RCEP?

Context India decided to hold off on signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) until “significant outstanding issues” were resolved, even ...
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What is trade deficit and what does it signify

Context India decided that it won’t sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Participation agreement. While India decided to pull out, the ...
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India’s Act East Policy

Context Prime Minister mentioned India will consider whether its concerns and interests in trade in goods, services, and investments are ...
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Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh

Context The state of Jammu and Kashmir bifurcated into the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh on October 31. This ...
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National Health Profile (NHP) 2019

Context According to the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence’s (CBHI) National Health Profile (NHP) 2019, India has registered an improved ...
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Global Hunger Index 2019

Context Recently India has slipped to 102 positions in the Global Hunger Index 2019 of 117 countries, slipping from its ...
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Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report

Context According to the latest report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), India accounted for 27 per cent of ...
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The Artificial Intelligence and Human Intentions

Context Recently Prime Minister has urged business leaders and technocrats to build a bridge between the artificial intelligence and human ...
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Legislative Impact Assessment

Context: The Chairman of Rajya Sabha has advocated detailed Legislative Impact Assessment and called for informed law making in the ...
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Flood Risks for India

Context According to a study that uses a new modelling approach the number of Indians who stand to be affected ...
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Two Child Limit

Context : Following up on the population policy passed in the state assembly two years ago, the Assam Cabinet decided Tuesday ...
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National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2017

Context : Recently the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) was released the much delayed crime data for 2017. About NCRB data ...
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Land Acquisition Law-2013

Context : At one level it is a legal issue over the interpretation of a provision in the new land acquisition ...
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