Risk-reduction strategies using traditional knowledge

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Disaster Management   Source: UNDRR Context: Indigenous peoples’ understanding of disaster risk uses an enormous dataset – traditional knowledge and folklore reaching back many generations. It was highlighted in the recently concluded Global Platform For Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (GP2022) in Bali. These indigenous practices have used traditional knowledge, alongside modern …

What the draft medical devices Bill says and what it does not

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Issues related to the social sector involving healthcare, schemes for vulnerable sections of society, medical devices etc   Source: Indian express Context: The Union Health Ministry last week released a draft of a proposed Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics Bill, 2022 to replace the existing Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, and …

Tele-Law service is being made free of cost for citizens from this year- Minister of Law and Justice

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Laws, institutions and bodies for betterment and protection of vulnerable sections of society, Tele-Law etc   Source: PIB Context: From this year, Tele-Law service is being made free of cost for citizens in the country,” Minister of Law and Justice at the 18th All India Legal Services Meet at Jaipur. The …

Minority status of religious, and linguistic communities is State-dependent: SC

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Mechanism, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections of society, minority status etc   Source: The Hindu Context: Every person in India can be a minority in one State or the other. The minority status of religious and linguistic communities is “State-dependent”, the Supreme Court …