GS-II: Social Justice

KPME (Amendment) Bill, 2017

November 22, 2017

Karnataka’s Health Minister KR Ramesh Kumar had tabled Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill (KPME), 2017 in the Karnataka State Assembly to increase transparency in private medical establishments of the state as well as to fix uniform package rates for various treatments under health assurance schemes of the state...


Criminal Responsibility and Juvenile Justice Act

November 20, 2017

Recently, the father of the victim in the Ryan school murder demanded that the juvenile accused in the case should be tried as an adult. In the aftermath of Nirbhaya case, the parliament had amended the Juvenile Justice Act to allow juveniles above 16 years to be tried as...


Social Progress Index – 2017

November 18, 2017

In October, 2017, the Social Progress Index 2017 for the States of India was released by Social Progress Imperative and Institute of Competitiveness. The key findings of this report are uploaded in this 120 page document. Here are some relevant questions and answers for your examinations. What are Social...


Recent Amendments in Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

November 13, 2017

India is the second most populous country of the world and will be overtaking China by 2030 with a population of 1.53 billion which almost 14% of World’s population. The country is creating a lot of human capital but is still caught under societal paradox which has resulted in...


National Testing Agency

November 3, 2017

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has given approval for the setting up of National Testing Agency (NTA) for conducting entrance examinations for higher educational institutions. The need for such a specialised agency is due to the fact that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is already...


Therapeutic Food: Basics and Current Issue

November 2, 2017

Ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) is a packaged paste nutritious food items like peanuts, oil, sugar, vitamins, mineral supplements etc. In addition to these ingredients, RUTF contains nuts, sweeteners and grains for improving the taste. RUTF is also known as energy dense nutritious food (EDNF). Intake of RUTF is a...


Liquor in Constitution and Topics Related to Liquor Prohibition

November 1, 2017

Right since 1948, many states in India have imposed ban on sale and consumption of liquor. The issue was being debated recently in connection with prohibition in Bihar. Facts and Fundamentals Liquor in Indian Constitution Liquor finds its place in the constitution in seventh schedule (article 246) and Article...


Witness Protection Law in India: Issues and Current Status

October 23, 2017

A witness is a person who possesses relevant information to criminal proceedings about which he or she has given or is about to give testimony. The testimony may be out of free will or under some compulsion; and it can be oral or written. What is Importance of witness...


Public Financial Management System

October 20, 2017

Public Financial Management System (PFMS) was previously known as Central Plan Scheme for Monitoring Scheme (CPSMS) rolled out by the Planning Commission in the fiscal year 2008-09. This project was initially implemented as a flagship scheme in the states of Bihar, Punjab, Mizoram and Madhya Pradesh. The initial phase...


Organ Transplantation: Basic Knowledge; Legal Framework and Key Issues

October 17, 2017

The transplantation of an organ from one body to another is known as the organ transplant. The person who gives the organ is called the donor while the one who receives is called the recipient. Organ transplant is done to replace the recipient’s damaged organ with the working organ...