Social Sector Current Affairs

Draft National Health Policy 2015 Criticism of draft National Health Policy The national programmes provide universal coverage only with respect to certain interventions such as maternal ailments that account for less than 10 per cent of…

Human trafficking in India Human trafficking is the third largest organized crime after drugs and the arms trade across the globe. According to the definition of the United Nations – “trafficking is any activity leading…

District Mineral Foundation-Issues The District Mineral Foundation (DMF) is the feature of Mineral and Mines Development and Regulation act of 2015.   Opportunity- to improve economic status and empower communities   Challenge- to realize the…

Non-communicable diseases in India News PHFI published a report on premature deaths in India in 2013 due to non-communicable diseases. Some facts regarding effects of non-communicable diseases in India Of the five top risks, high…

  SMART cities chosen Summary Both smart city and amrut schemes are taking the agenda of JNNURM further in a slightly different form. Would it work? Center and state Government is providing 100 crore/year/city each…

  WORLD BANK REPORT ON LAWS DISCRIMINATING AGAINST WOMEN Recently the report entitled “Women, Business and the Law 2016” released by World Bank. The report, published every two years, looks at data on seven indicators…

NGOs versus Government (FCRA,1976) UPDATED News The Indian government has cancelled Greenpeace India Society’s registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).It stands accused of concealing and mixing foreign contributions with local contributions. Analysis NGO A…

Farmer Suicide issue  (Frontline + other articles) Problems: The lack of institutional credit and insurance cover for crop failure and the highly fractured small holdings of the overwhelming majority of cultivators have led to a…

In News Vice President remarks concerning muslims in india at  “All India Majlis-e-Mushawarat “ which initiates dialogues within the community.   CONDITION OF MUSLIMS A community of 180 million people amounting to 14 per cent…

SOME NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF NGOs AND GOVERNMENT STEPS News The Indian government has cancelled Greenpeace India Society’s registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). Analysis NGO A non-governmental organization (NGO) is any non-profit, voluntary…

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