Naga peace process

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Internal security related issues.   Naga peace process Context: Naga rebel group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) or NSCN(IM) has stuck to its demands for a separate flag and a constitution in an indication that the deadlock in the peace talks with the central government, aimed at bringing an end …

Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP):

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   Context: The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has approved the extension of the Prime …

Safety of Aadhaar:

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Government Policies and associated issues.   Context: The Unique Identification Development Authority of India (UIDAI) chose to withdraw its advisory two days after it was issued, encouraging users to desist from distributing photocopies of their Aadhaar Card. The notification has been withdrawn to avoid any misinterpretation.   What did the UIDAI …

Caste-based census in Bihar:

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: An all-party meeting held in Bihar has unanimously decided to start the caste-based census very soon.   Background: Bihar Legislature’s two resolutions demanding caste-based census had already been rejected by the …