Ambedkar Social Innovation and Incubation Mission (ASIIM)

Context Union Social Justice Minister launched the Ambedkar Social Innovation and Incubation Mission (ASIIM) under Venture Capital Fund for SCs, with a view to promoting innovation and enterprise among SC students…

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KIRAN Helpline Number

Context Recently, the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has launched Helpline Number ‘KIRAN’. About KIRAN Helpline Number toll-free helpline number to enable access to mental health resources. The “Kiran” mental health rehabilitation helpline number, 1800-599-0019,…

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[Reports and Indices] Global Trends Report by UNHCR

Context Recently the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has released its annual Global Trends report before the World Refugee Day (20th June). Highlights of the report Nearly 80 million people were forcibly…

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Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and Mental Cruelty

Context The Bombay High Court, while granting a divorce last week, held that a wife writing to her husband’s employer with unfounded allegations about him constituted actionable cruelty under the…

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[PIB] Year of Awareness on Science & Health (YASH) Program

Context Recently National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) has launched a programme on health and risk communication ‘Year of Awareness on Science & Health (YASH)’ with focus on…

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Measles and COVID-19

Context A press release issued by the UN noted that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, measles immunisation campaigns have been delayed in 24 countries and will be canceled in 13 others…

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Tuberculosis and COVID-19

Context With WHO underlining the importance of continuing prevention and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) during the COVID-19 crisis,  What exactly has WHO said for TB patients during COVID-19? According to…

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Indian migrants, across India

Context The exodus of migrant workers from the cities following the announcement of the 21-day lockdown threw the spotlight on the vast number of Indians who live outside their home states. Facts and Figures:…

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The sudden return of quantity planning in the wake of COVID-19

Context One of the defining features of a war economy is that economic thinking is focused on quantities rather than prices. Much of the ongoing global response to the covid-19…

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