Social Sector Current Affairs

India assumes presidency of World Health Assembly What is WHO? The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7…

2015 is the target year of MDGs MDG’s: Eight international development goals   Established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration.   Development…

NGOS What are NGOs ? A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business. Usually set up by ordinary citizens, NGOs may be funded…

One Rank One Pension (OROP) One Rank, One Pension is an old demand of Indian military personnel. The term means armed forces personnel holding the same rank and same length of service will get the…

Skill Development There are hundreds of youth who complete government training schemes but cannot find employment commensurate with their new skills. Over the next few decades, India has an opportunity to reap a potential demographic…

Issue related to showing warning scrolls in Movies A group of leading film-makers is seeking to dilute the strong tobacco control measures undertaken by successive governments. The film-makers have made a representation to the Information…

Empowerment refers to increasing the economic, political, socio-cultural, educational or spiritual strength of an entity or entities.   A couple of months earlier this year, three women made news. Vankadarath Saritha from Telangana became the first…

ISSUES RELATED WITH HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIA   Not a single Indian institution of higher learning figures in the list of top 200 universities prepared by The Times Higher Education Supplement. Lower budgetary allocationThe Union…

Greenpeace India Issue What is Greenpeace India? Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace by: Catalysing an energy…

Recent reports about some Muslim families and individuals being denied housing accommodation or not being allowed to buy apartments in Indian cities point to an endemic issue of urban bias. While discrimination and biases of…

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