India got Swaraj in 1947. It must now strive for good governance

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Indian society   Source: The Indian Express Context: This is in continuation of yesterday’s article India, democracy and the promised republic Direction: Few points from this Venkaiah Naidu article can be seen once. No need to make notes. What is the ancient cultural ethos that present India needs to follow? Principle …

Launch a national tribal health mission

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Vulnerable section of society   Source: The Hindu Context: The Hindu editorial section Direction: Make note of important few stats and 1-2 recommendations. Issues concerning Tribals (health-related): As per ‘The Lancet: ‘Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Health’ (2016)’: India has the second highest infant mortality rate for the tribal people, next only …

ASHA for elderly

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government policies and intervention for vulnerable populations   Source: Indian Express Context: The article came in the editorial section and suggests some solutions for caring elderly with chronic diseases. You can copy a few points from this in your notes for ‘elderly care’. Status of elderly in India: The UN World Population …

BBBP to be extended to all districts

 GSPaper-2 Syllabus: Welfare schemes for women Source: Indian Express   Context: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao will now be extended across the country. BBBP is the Centre’s flagship programme (under the Women and Child Development Ministry)  for women’s empowerment, which focuses on the education of girls child and improving the sex ratio. It was launched in January …

India’s demography at crossroads: Elderly may outnumber the youth

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Issues related to poverty and population, demography etc.   Source: Indian Express Context: (this is in continuation to yesterday’s article  on population) The population share of the youth is starting to taper off as the share of the elderly is expected to steadily surge during 2021-2036. The world Population prospects are …

Philanthropy is a critical part of a democratic society as it focuses on the elimination of social problems in the country. Explain.

Topic:Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. Philanthropy is a critical part of a democratic society as it focuses on the elimination of social problems in the country. Explain. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Key Demand of the question: To write about the role of Philanthropy in solving social problems …

Insights into Editorial: Ploughing a new channel for India’s food systems

  Introduction: In an effort to spur national and regional action to deliver the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through transforming food systems. The UN Food Systems Summit called for action by governments in five areas: Nourish all people; Boost nature-based solutions; Advance equitable livelihoods, Decent work and empowered communities; Build resilience to …

In India, prejudices and differences and how they project onto politics co-exist alongside valuing diversity. Alternative ideas, inclusionary narratives exist even if the corresponding politics does not. Comment.

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. In India, prejudices and differences and how they project onto politics co-exist alongside valuing diversity. Alternative ideas, inclusionary narratives exist even if the corresponding politics does not. Comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Indian Express Why the question: Pew Research survey findings on religion …

Census and NPR:

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Population and Related Issues.   Context: The first phase of the census and collection of details to update the National Population Register (NPR) have been postponed at least till September.   Mandatory requirements for Census: Freezing of boundary limits of administrative units: Freezing of boundary limits of administrative units (boundaries …

Do we need a caste-based census for India?

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.   Context: The Bihar chief minister wants the central government to reconsider its refusal to hold a caste-based census, as he feels such data can help his government design more focused policies for the really needy among OBCs. However, the Government of India …

Child Malnutrition In India – Magnitude, Its Causes, Consequences and Remedies

“Though quieter than famine, persistent undernutrition kills many more people slowly in the long run than famine do”   (Dre’ze and Sen 1998) India’s much coveted ‘demographic dividend‘ might be  in jeopardy. It is estimated that by 2030, there  will be 484.86 million youth (aged between 15 to 34) in India. Much has been said about its …