A Study on Ageing in India

Syllabus: Indian Society/ Government  Policies and Interventions/ Vulnerable sections Source: TH, TH Context: The study titled ‘Ageing in India – Exploring Preparedness & Response to Care Challenges – A HelpAge India Report’ was released on the eve of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15th June). Key Findings of the Study (India): Working Status: Only 15% …

World Food India 2023

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Prime Minister inaugurated the second edition of the ‘World Food India 2023’ event recently. The event aimed to showcase India as the ‘food basket of the world’ and celebrate 2023 as the International Year of Millets.   Key growth pillars of FPI:  Empowering small farmers through …

Erosion of the traditional Indian family

GS1/GS4 Paper   Syllabus: Indian Society: Family System/ Ethics   Source: IE  Context: The article highlights the increasing cases of violence within families, suicides among young individuals, and the rising number of children involved in criminal activities as symptoms of societal ill-health and disruptions in the traditional family system.   What is a family?  A family …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 13 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Special Marriage Act

GS Paper 1   Syllabus: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.   Source: Indian Express  Context: Recently several interfaith couples including some celebrities chose to marry under a secular personal law i.e. through the Special Marriage Act, of 1954.    About Special Marriage Act, 1954: The Special Marriage Act of 1954 (SMA) was …

Does India’s Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 protect patients’ rights and dignity in institutions?

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government policies and Interventions   Source: TH    Context:  NHRC in a recent report flagged the “inhuman and deplorable” condition of all 46 government-run mental healthcare institutions across the country (3 Central Run and the rest of state-run Institutions)   What is Mental Health? It is a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or …

Kerala announces menstrual leave: Time to talk period

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Indian Society/ Women issues   Source: Indian Express   Context: Kerala government announced that it will grant menstrual leave for female students in all state universities under the Department of Higher Education as part of the government’s “commitment to realise a gender-just society” In accordance with the decision, a girl of …

Asian Ageing society

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Indian Society/ Social justice   Source: Businesstimes   Context: With populations across East Asia declining and fewer young people entering the workforce, workers are working well into their 70s and beyond.    Impact of an ageing society: On Finance: Early retirement ages have bloated the pension bills, making it difficult for …

Why do some Indian states ban alcohol and its impacts?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation   Source: IE Direction: The article highlights the impact of the liquor ban in India against the backdrop of the recent hooch tragedy in Bihar.  Context: The official death toll from the latest …

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Issues related to children   Source: The Hindu 1, 2  Context: The POCSO Act brings tribals in the Nilgiris into conflict with the law, as youth under the age of 18 in relationships within or outside marriage are subject to the Act’s stringent provisions. In another case, the High Court of …

Where Does India Stand On Anti-Superstition And Black Magic Legislations?

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Salient features of Indian Society; Women empowerment   Source: The Hindu, Outlook India Context:  In the aftermath of the alleged human sacrifice of two women in Kerala, the ruling CPI (M) in the state has stressed the need for new legislation to curb such superstitious practices.   Prevalence of superstitious killings …

The consequences of declining fertility are many

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Indian Society/Social Justice/ Geography   Source: The Hindu  Direction: Go through once. See the trend and a few solutions.  Context: The author of the editorial argues that a below replacement level fertility rate would mean a smaller dividend window than expected Status: Global population could grow to around 8.5 billion in …

India Discrimination Report 2022: Oxfam India

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Indian Society: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues.   Source: BBC Direction: You can easily relate the reports released by OXFAM, but no need to remember who prepared which report etc. (UPSC generally focuses on conceptual Information more) Context: Oxfam discrimination report: Why …