Social Issues

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

26/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

“Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana”, a ‘Scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category’ will be ...

National Commission for Schedule Tribes

25/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

National Commission for Schedule Tribes (NCST) has approved the proposal for five additional seat for tribals in Sikkim assembly.Out of the proposed a ...

Labour code to provide social security cover to all workers

19/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

The government of India has proposed a labour code which will provide social security cover to the entire workforce in the country, including self-emp ...

World ranking of the number of women parliamentarian

19/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

UN Women — the international organisation’s arm for empowering women has released a world ranking of the number of women parliamentarians. India is at ...

Maternity law goes a long way

18/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2017 has made 26 weeks of paid maternity leave mandatory for all women employed in the organised sector. The new l ...

Swachh Bharat Kosh (SBK)

12/3/2017 | Social Issues | Sanitation |Read more

Rural Electric Corporation (REC) Limited has contributed Rs. 25 crores towards SBK as part of REC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Objective o ...

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

11/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha , months after the Rajya Sabha approved the measure that makes India third on ...

“Sahayaks”

11/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

The long-simmering controversy over the use of ‘Sahayaks’ — or helpers — by officers of the Army has returned with the surfacing of two videos on soci ...

Commonwealth unveils initiative against domestic violence

9/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Commonwealth is launching an initiative to help member states tackle domestic violence. The programme, which is being launched on Women’s Day, wil ...

Aadhaar and midday meal Scheme

8/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

Govt has linked Aadhaar to school midday meals, among several other schemes. About mid day meal Scheme: The Mid-day Meal Scheme (MDMS) is the largest ...

National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4)

6/3/2017 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

A latest survey by the government has shown positive trends in key health indicators, including an improvement in sex ratio at birth and a decline in ...

Kurukh Language

6/3/2017 | Social Issues | Tribes |Read more

The West Bengal government has given an official status to Kurukh language in the state which has been listed as an endangered language by the UNESCO. ...

Working Group on Migration

2/3/2017 | Social Issues | Migeration |Read more

The "Working Group on Migration" set by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) in 2015 has submitted its report to the governmen ...

75th meeting of Central Wakf Council

2/3/2017 | Social Issues | Minorities |Read more

75th meeting of Central Wakf Council was recently held in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Inde ...

‘Tejaswini’ project

1/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Union Government has signed a Financing Agreement with World Bank for International Development Association (IDA ) credit of $63 million for the T ...

12 supergerms threaten world with incurable diseases

1/3/2017 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

World health organization (WHO) urged governments, scientists and pharma companies to create new drugs to tackle 12 antibiotics-resistant supergerms t ...

NDMA prepares States to deal with Heat Wave 2017

25/2/2017 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

A national workshop on Preparation of Heat Wave Action Plan was recently organised in Hyderabad . Discussions were held with all stakeholders resolvin ...

WHO Assessment on National Regulatory Authority of India

24/2/2017 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The National Regulatory Authority of India (NRAI) has been given the maximum ratings by global health body World Health Organisation for vaccine regul ...

Economic survey on Health and Fertility

23/2/2017 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

According to economic survey 2016-17, despite overall growth, there is a striking evidence of divergence or widening gaps in income as well as consump ...

FSSAI constitutes panel to identify nutritional gaps

21/2/2017 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has constituted a Scientific Panel on “Food Fortification and Nutrition” to take the food for ...

Budget And Women Welfare

3/2/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

In the Union Budget 2017-’18 Finance Minister announced a hike in budget allocation for the welfare of women and children, from Rs 1.56 lakh crore las ...

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

28/1/2017 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

A global coalition to create new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases, designed to help give the world an insurance policy against epidemics was ...

National Action Plan for Children, 2016

28/1/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC) was launched on National Girl Child Day. The NPAC has been developed by the Ministry of Women & Child D ...

Corruption Perception Index, 2016

27/1/2017 | Social Issues | Corruption |Read more

The annual index of Transparency International for the year 2016 has been released. Highlights of the index: Transparency International, the Berlin-ba ...

Universal Immunisation Programme

24/1/2017 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The basket of vaccines in India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) was static for many years — until the entry of the Pentavalent [which protect ...

International Vaccine Institute (IVI)

22/1/2017 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal for India’s taking full membership of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) Governing Cou ...

Eleventh Annual Survey of Education Report (ASER), 2016

21/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

The Annual Status of Education Report, ASER 2016 was released after a break of one year in 2015. This is the eleventh annual report. Highlights of the ...

ShaGun

20/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

To put an innovative progress in elementary education sector of the country by continuous monitoring of the flagship scheme - Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (S ...

National Alliance against online Child sexual abuse and exploitation

18/1/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

The Ministry of Women & Child Development is planning to form a National Alliance against Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. The alliance aim ...

E- Cigarettes in India

16/1/2017 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The current unregulated sale of e-cigarettes is dangerous for a country like India where the number of smokers is on the decline. About E-cigarettes: ...

WHO(World health organization) report on Polio in South East Asian Region

15/1/2017 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Amid a global shortage of injectable inactivated polio vaccines (IPV), a new inoculation regimen, employed by governments in the South-East Asian regi ...

Right to Education Act, 2009

15/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

The NITI Aayog has called for a review of the provisions of the Right To Education Act that stipulate that children who don’t perform well cannot be h ...

‘Good Samaritan Policy’

11/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

Delhi government has approved ‘Good Samaritan Policy’ under which monetary incentive of Rs 2,000 and appreciation certificate will be given to people ...

India’s great school education challenge

5/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

According to an analysis by IndiaSpend on literacy, school enrolment, learning outcomes, By 2020, India will have the world’s largest working populati ...

Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative

31/12/2016 | Social Issues | Sanitation |Read more

‘Swachh SwasthSarvatra’, is an inter-ministerial joint initiative between the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and the Ministry of Health and ...

Annual report of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs

29/12/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

According to the latest annual report of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the tribal population In India lags behind other social groups on various soc ...

DoPT’s fresh guidelines on sexual harassment at workplace

29/12/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

Brief details of the implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act including the number of cases received and disposed shall form ...

India fares poorly on health indicators: WHO

28/12/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

India is among the 194 countries that are aiming to attain Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 under the commitment to attain Sustainable Developm ...

RS passes Disabilities Bill with more benefits

18/12/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014, which was introduced in Rajya Sabha in 2014, was recently cleared with 119 amendments. The legislat ...

World Malaria Report 2016

14/12/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

According to recently released world malaria report, 2016, Global access to key anti-malarial interventions has improved over the last year, but persi ...

Vanjeevan

14/12/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes |Read more

Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with UNDP and National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) is all set to l ...

Murder rate declining in India

13/12/2016 | Social Issues | Social Justice |Read more

According to the recently released official data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the murder rate in India has been steadily declining o ...

India Social Development Report (SDR)

10/12/2016 | Social Issues | Social Justice |Read more

With the objective of bridging the gap between the mainstream social rights activists and disability rights groups, the Council for Social Development ...

Steps taken by government to improve Gender gap in India

8/12/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

As per the Global Gender Gap Report 2016 by World Economic Forum, India ranks at 87th in respect of Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) among 144 countries ...

Delhi HC quashes government ban on fixed dose combination drugs

3/12/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Delhi high court has quashed the ban on Fixed dose combination (FDCs). The ban was imposed based on the recommendations of Kokate committee. It was im ...

Report on global health released by Credit Suisse

25/11/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

According to a report on global health released by Credit Suisse, the total quantum of wealth is rising in India but so is the disparity between those ...

HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014

22/11/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

In a move to grant stronger protection to the country’s HIV community, the government plans to introduce the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bil ...

International Conference on Brucellosis 2016

20/11/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The three day International Conference on Brucellosis, is organized by the Department of Biotechnology in collaboration with Indian Council for Agricu ...

Jallikattu

19/11/2016 | Social Issues | religion |Read more

Supreme Court has declined to review its 2014 judgment banning jallikattu, the popular bull-taming sport held alongside annual harvest festivities in ...

Supreme Court on sex selection ads

18/11/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Supreme Court directed the Centre to constitute a nodal agency to keep a tab on keywords used on search engines to enable a system of ‘auto-block’ ...

India’s fight against child pneumonia, diarrhoea epidemics

15/11/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report published annually by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ...

Free LPG connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana cross 1 Cr

14/11/2016 | Social Issues | Poverty |Read more

The number of rural households were distributed with free LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri UjjwalaYojana (PMUY) has crossed the 1 crore. This ...

Supreme Court gives more teeth to law banning sex determination

10/11/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

Concerned over the declining sex ratio in the country, the Supreme Court passed a raft of measures including fast-tracking legal proceedings for effec ...

9th International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines

9/11/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The 9th Annual Meeting of International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines (IRCH) has begun at New Delhi. The Ministry of AYUSH has organized ...

Conference of the Parties (COP 7) On FCTC

9/11/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) has begun in Delhi. It is the first occasion that a COP meeting is being held in India. CO ...

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan

6/11/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) is a new initiative of the Government of India. This scheme mainly aims at boosting the health care ...

Swachh Bharat Mission(Gramin)

4/11/2016 | Social Issues | Sanitation |Read more

Kerala has become the third State to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) (Gramin) after Sikkim and Himachal P ...

Attendance Status Of Disabled Population

2/11/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

Registrar General of India has released Census 2011 data on Disabled Population in the age-group 5-19 by their Attendance Status in Educational Instit ...

National Academic Depository

31/10/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

The Union Cabinet has accorded its approval for establishment and operationalization of a National Academic Depository (NAD). The decision aims at bri ...

Safety concerns regarding Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

29/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), which envisages providing LPG connections to families below the poverty line (BPL), has run into trouble as ...

Global gender gap report, 2016

28/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

According to Global gender gap report, 2016, the gender gap has narrowed. However, if the projections are correct, the gap will not close until 2186. ...

Female literacy in India

26/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

According to a recently conducted research by New York-based International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, India’s school educat ...

H5 Avian Influenza

25/10/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Centre formed a three-member committee to keep a close watch on the bird flu situation even as over 40 avian deaths have been reported in the nati ...

Law Commission suggestions on draft Bill on child abduction

20/10/2016 | Social Issues | Social Justice |Read more

The 21st Law Commission in its first report has recommended a series of changes in the draft Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Bill-2016, ...

Global Hunger Index, 2016

14/10/2016 | Social Issues | Poverty |Read more

India ranked 97th out of 118 countries on the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Global Hunger Index (GHI) in 2016, behind Nepal, ...

Gender disparity

14/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2015 ranked India at 139 out of 145 countries on the economic participation and opportunity gap. Ind ...

Supreme Court widens ambit of Domestic Violence Act

13/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Supreme Court has widened the scope of the Domestic Violence Act by ordering deletion of the words “adult male” from it, paving the way for prosec ...

Janani Suraksha Yojana

13/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

A new study conducted by India Human Development Survey (IHDS) brings in first conclusive evidence of the role played by Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) ...

HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014

9/10/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved the amendments to the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014. The Bill was first introduced in Parliament by ...

Bihar brings in new law banning liquor consumption

5/10/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Bihar government came out with a new and more stringent liquor-ban law- ‘Bihar prohibition and excise act, 2016’. Key provisions of the law: This is a ...

65% elderly in India are financially dependent: Agewell survey

4/10/2016 | Social Issues | Population issues |Read more

A nation-wide survey was recently conducted by Agewell Foundation on the state of elderly people in India. The survey conducted involved a random samp ...

Scrub Typhus

28/9/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

There is rise in number of cases of Scrub Typhus in Himachal Pradesh. Scrub typhus - a mite-borne disease, has claimed 20 lives and affected over 700 ...

Mission Parivar Vikas

26/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The government is planning to launch Mission Parivar Vikas to improve family planning services in seven states where the combined total fertility rate ...

Maternal health: The Lancet Report

21/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Lancet has published a new series of papers on maternal health which reveal that while progress has been made in reducing maternal mortality globa ...

Pre-Natal Sex Determination Advertisements

21/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

Search engines Google, Yahoo and Microsoft informed the Supreme Court (SC) that they have developed a system to block advertisements on sex determinat ...

Supreme Court verdict on Sterilizations Camps

19/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Supreme court had directed the Centre to do away with sterilisation camps within three years and strengthen the primary healthcare centre system. ...

India Declares itself Free from Avian Influenza (H5N1)

18/9/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare has declared India free from Avian Influ ...

Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)

16/9/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal for initiation of the Third Phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Progr ...

Higher Education Financing Agency

15/9/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

To give a major push for creation of high quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions, the Union Cabinet approved the establishment of ...

Chikungunya

15/9/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Chikungunya outbreak in New Delhi is sending alarms of caution in the national capital. Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease that affects mainly adul ...

Task force on poverty

14/9/2016 | Social Issues | Poverty |Read more

The task force headed by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya to prepare a road map for elimination of poverty has submitted its report to the P ...

Leprosy Case Detection Campaign

9/9/2016 | Social Issues | Diaseases |Read more

In a bid to eradicate Leprosy from India, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has launched the biggest Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC) in ...

Cleanest Districts In India

9/9/2016 | Social Issues | Sanitation |Read more

According to a survey released by Quality Council of India (QCI), Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra have emerged the cleanest di ...

India is now Yaws And Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) free - WHO

8/9/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged India as the world's first Yaws-free country and also declared it free from maternal and neonatal ...

Zika alert in India

7/9/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Indian Medical Association has issued a Zika alert in India asking physicians and the public to be vigilant and not ignore chikungunya-like symptoms w ...

Literacy among religions : Census 2011

7/9/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

Muslims have the highest number of illiterates at nearly 43 per cent, while Jains have the highest number of literates among India's religious communi ...

Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA)

6/9/2016 | Social Issues | Service delivery |Read more

Delhi government invoked the stringent ESMA declaring as illegal the nurses’ stir which has severely affected functioning of state-run hospitals at a ...

Annual Report of ‘Crime in India – 2015’

1/9/2016 | Social Issues | Internal Security |Read more

The Union Home Minister has released the 63rd edition of ‘Crime in India – 2015’. This report is published by National Crime Records Bureau. This repo ...

Children’s Court

29/8/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children |Read more

South India’s first Children’s Court was recently inaugurated in Hyderabad. After Goa and Delhi, Telangana has become the third state in the country w ...

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign

29/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

India’s Olympic Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik was announced as the new brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign recently. Sakshi became th ...

Loans to women self-help groups at 7%

28/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Reserve Bank asked banks to provide loans to women self-help groups (SHGs) at 7% per annum, as per the government's revised guidelines for 2016-17 ...

Central Board for Workers’ Education renamed

26/8/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

Union government has renamed the Central Board for Workers’ Education as “Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development”. Ab ...

Draft National Education Policy, 2016

20/8/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

The draft of New Education Policy 2016 is released by HRD ministry. This document focuses on addressing gender discrimination, the creation of educati ...

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

12/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

This bill amends the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The Act regulates the employment of women during the period of child birth, and provides maternity b ...

FMD(Foot & mouth disease) Mukta Bharat

11/8/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Agriculture ministry has conceived a ‘FMD Mukta Bharat‘ (FMD Free India) programme to cover all the states which have not yet been covered under the s ...

MAA– a programme to promote breastfeeding

10/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

Government has launched National Breastfeeding Promotion Programme– MAA (mothers’ absolute affection) to ensure adequate awareness is generated among ...

Mental Health Care Bill, 2013

9/8/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Rajya Sabha passes the Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 . The Bill repeals the Mental Health Act, 1987. The key features of the Bill are: Rights of perso ...

Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana

9/8/2016 | Social Issues | State Legislature |Read more

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana’, a pension scheme for weaver community in the state. Under this schem ...

New Guidelines For AYUSH

5/8/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released draft guidelines for conducting testing medicines from Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeop ...

Parliament passes bills assigning constitutional status to NEET

3/8/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016 are passed by Parliament to provides a Constitutional st ...

Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016

1/8/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children |Read more

Parliament has passed Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016, which has paved the way for India to ratify two International La ...

Jallikattu

29/7/2016 | Social Issues | Animal Rights |Read more

Supreme court decided to hear the final hearing of constitutionality of Jallikattu. The Supreme Court already banned Jallikattu once, in May 2014 by s ...

CHARGE syndrome

28/7/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Scientists from the Delhi-based CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology created a possibility to solve the problem of children born with CH ...

Global Nutrition Report 2016

26/7/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The “Global Nutrition Report 2016” once again demonstrates India’s slow overall progress in addressing chronic malnutrition, manifest in stunting (low ...

WHO report on ‘doctors’ in India

21/7/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

WHO recently released a report titled ‘The Health Workforce in India’ . For this study data from 2001 census is extracted which provided a comprehensi ...

Atal Pension Yojana

20/7/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

The Centre has released nearly 100 crore rupees as its share of contribution for members of the Atal Pension Yojana. The fund has been released throug ...

Rise in literacy among disabled

18/7/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

According to Census 2011 data released by the Registrar General of India (RGI), the percentage of literates in the disabled population increased for b ...

Cabinet improve fresh changes in Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

16/7/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development |Read more

The Union Cabinet approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an outlay of Rs 12000 crore to impart skill training to one crore peop ...

Frontline Gist: Issue :July 8, 2016

8/7/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

Frontline Gist: Issue July 8, 2016 The Rot in School Education Significance of Education India has young population & within few years it will be most ...

Uniform civil code

5/7/2016 | Social Issues | religion |Read more

The Union Law Ministry has asked the Law Commission to examine in detail all issues pertaining to the Uniform Civil Code and submit a report to the go ...

Women in the workplace

5/7/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

It appears that gender gap has increased in India with the passage of time and women are in much better place than 25 years ago. But still it is not a ...

Infant mortality rate: Target set by Millennium Development Goals not met

28/6/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Sample Registration System (SRS) Bulletin 2014, is published by the Registrar General of India. This report is released for only 23 states and Union t ...

T.S.R. Subramanian committee on New Education Policy

24/6/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

The T.S.R. Subramanian committee, entrusted with preparing a new education policy for India submitted the report to the government suggesting measures ...

AYUSH(Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy)

23/6/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Indian government has decided to popularize AYUSH internationally by sending out experts to all the members countries of United Nation. About AYUSH AY ...

Yellow Fever Vaccination facility inaugurated at Tuticorin

22/6/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Government has introduced yellow fever vaccination facility at VO Chidambaranar Port, one of the top 12 major ports in the country. This will be the 3 ...

UN adopts action plan to end AIDS by 2030

12/6/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

United Nations has adopted a political declaration that stresses the need to help intravenous drug users, sex workers, gay men and transgender people ...

Draft Bill on passive euthanasia

11/6/2016 | Social Issues | Fundamental Rights |Read more

The Union Health Ministry has drafted and put up ‘The Medical Treatment of Terminally Ill Patients (Protection of Patients and Medical Practitioners) ...

Skill India Mission

3/6/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development |Read more

According to government estimates, more than 1.04 Crore youth have been trained under the Skill India Mission in the year 2015-16 which is 36.8% highe ...

ASER – 2014 report

3/6/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

Highlights The 25 percent of Class 8 students cannot read a Class 2 level text. Only one-fourth of all children in Class 3 can read a Class 2 text flu ...

Mission Indradhanush

1/6/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The health ministry is planning to revamp its flagship immunisation programme ‘Mission Indradhanush‘ to include four new vaccines. The mission, curren ...

Rise of Anti biotic resistance

31/5/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

A new superbug carrying mcr -1 gene is found in USA which is resistant to an antibiotic drug called colistin . Collistin is considered as a last resor ...

A big boost for public health

31/5/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is no longer a major public health problem in the South-East Asia region. As immunisation coverage and access to m ...

Gender Pay gap in India

28/5/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

According to the recently released Monster Salary Index, there exists a huge gender pay gap in India. Highlights of the report: There is gender pay ga ...

Potassium Bromate

27/5/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The latest study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has claimed that many bread, burger and pizza samples contained potassium bromated(Kb ...

Draft on National Policy for Women

21/5/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

Centre has come up with draft on national policy for women with the main aim of “re-scripting” women’s empowerment by following a “socially inclusive ...

Last Two Decades of Poverty and Well-Being in India: World bank Report

20/5/2016 | Social Issues | Poverty |Read more

India has successfully decreased poverty level over the last decade. Though this decline was faster and more broad-based than in the preceding decades ...

Health Protection Scheme (HPS)

17/5/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Health Protection Scheme (HPS) was announced in the Union Budget 2016 . With this, the government has announced its plans to roll out a health pro ...

National Rural Livelihood Mission/ Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Anotodya Yojana

13/5/2016 | Social Issues | Rural Development |Read more

Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) was launched by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India in Jun ...

Larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products

12/5/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Supreme Court directed all tobacco companies to implement the rule mandating 85% pictorial warnings on packets of tobacco products. The Cigarettes ...

Jan Aushadhi Scheme

11/5/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Jan Aushadhi, the government scheme to make quality drugs available at affordable prices, was relaunched with private participation. Non-governmental ...

Parliament passes Constitution (Schedule Caste) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016

2/5/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Parliament, with the Rajya Sabha expressing it's approval. The Lok Sabh ...

Centre issues notification for protection of Good Samaritans

25/4/2016 | Social Issues | Legal issues |Read more

The government has issued a notification for the protection of Good Samaritans in the wake of the Supreme Court (SC) direction on helping accident vic ...

National Sample Survey (NSS) report on open defecation

23/4/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

According to national sample survey , more than half of people in rural areas still go for open defecation though things seems to be changing after co ...

Risk of Chewless Tobacco

20/4/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Delhi government has banned for one year the sale, purchase and storage of all forms of chewable tobacco, including "guktha, pan masala, khaini an ...

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)

17/4/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

The Supreme Court on Monday recalled its 2013 judgment on the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and has now paved the way for a single ent ...

National Sample survey Report: Elderly women In India

15/4/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The latest National Sample Survey report on ‘Health in India’ notes that the share of 60-plus women is higher than that of men in both rural and urban ...

Poor status of health cover in India: NSS (National Sample survey)

12/4/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Recently a survey was released by NSS(National Sample survey) on the status of health insurance cover in India. In India Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojan ...

Dispute on AMU minority status

6/4/2016 | Social Issues | Minorities |Read more

The row over minority status of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) intensified with the Centre informing the Supreme Court that it would withdraw the ...

Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS)

1/4/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development |Read more

Union Minister for Minority Affairs recently launched innovative entrepreneurship and skill development programme of Maulana Azad National Academy for ...

India lags in Innovation

31/3/2016 | Social Issues | IPR |Read more

A recent survey conducted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a US based think tank, ranked India at the bottom of a list ...

Longitudinal Ageing Study in India

24/3/2016 | Social Issues | Population issues |Read more

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI) . It will survey more than 60,000 elderly over 25 years ...

Ban on Drugs in India

23/3/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Health Ministry banned 344 fixed dose drug combinations. Among the commonly used brands that stand banned after the notification are the cough syr ...

Women at Work in 2016: A report by ILO

10/3/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

This report provides a picture of where women stand today in the world of work and how they have progressed over the past 20 years. This report examin ...

Centre Drafts Bill To Decriminalise Beggary

3/3/2016 | Social Issues | Poverty |Read more

The government has drafted a Bill that seeks to decriminalise beggary and offer a life of dignity to the beggars, homeless and others who live in pove ...

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY)

22/2/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

A report conducted by Council for Social Development concluded that RSBY has made very less impact on the medical impoverishment in India. Topic Map W ...

National Deworming Initiative

12/2/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has launched National Deworming initiative to benefit more than 270 million children. This was launched b ...

Sehat(Social Endeavour For Health And Telemedicine)

11/2/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

SEHAT(Social Endeavour for Health and Telemedicine) is launched in line with Digital India vision. This initiative will boost the telemedicine mission ...

Project Sunrise

10/2/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Government of India has launched Project Sunrise for prevention of AIDS in the eight North-Eastern states. Government is working towards bringing the ...

Sex Determination: An Old Law, A New Debate

6/2/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

Minister of Women and Child Development had proposed that the gender of the child be compulsorily registered and the birth be tracked. Minister stress ...

The Scheduled Castes And The Scheduled Tribes (Prevention Of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015

2/2/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015 to ensure more stringent provisions for prevention of Atr ...

Caste System and Genes

29/1/2016 | Social Issues | Features of Indian Society |Read more

A genetic study has traced the emergence of caste system in India to about 1,575 years ago during the rule of the Gupta dynasty. This study is conduct ...

Pradhan Mantri Nai Manzil Scheme Yojana

26/1/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

The scheme “Nai Manzil” scheme is launched to address the educational and livelihood needs of minority communities in general and Muslims in particula ...

Women Empowerment: NFHS(National Family Health Survey )-4

23/1/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

Indian women seem to have finally embarked on their journey to empowerment Though the fertility rate or the number of children each woman has is dropp ...

National Family Health Survey (NFHS- 4)

23/1/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Fourth National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) is a nationally representative household survey that measures a wide range of indicators relating to ...

Lancet Journal On Stillbirths

22/1/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children |Read more

Main Highlights: An estimated 2.6 million third trimester stillbirths occurred in 2015 across the world. Most stillbirths (98%) occur in low and middl ...

Four Mobile Health Services To Strengthen Public Health Infrastructure

20/1/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has launched four mobile health (m-Health) services to provide citizen-centric health services. These ...

Tribes in 2015

20/1/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes |Read more

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is responsible for overall development (including health and education) of people belonging to Scheduled Tribes and to ...

Radio : Alternate Problem Solving Tool For Tribal Areas

17/1/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes |Read more

Many of the estimated 80 million members of India's tribal communities lack access to any mainstream media outlets. This often poses serious barriers ...

New Skill Initiatives For Youths

15/1/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development |Read more

The Union Ministry of Tourism has launched the new skill initiatives on the occasion of “National Youth Day” in order to improve the sectoral service ...

Liquor Ban In Kerala

2/1/2016 | Social Issues | States |Read more

Supreme Court upholds the controversial ‘Liquor-Free Kerala’ policy restricting the serving of liquor to five-star hotels in the State. Th ...

Jallikattu Festival

30/12/2015 | Social Issues | Culture |Read more

Political parties of Tamil Nadu are seeking revival of Jallikattu festival. In May 2014, the Supreme Court banned this sport citing animal welfare iss ...

Accessible India Campaign

5/12/2015 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

For Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) universal accessibility is critical for enabling them to gain access for equal opportunity and live independently ...

Permanent Commission to Women Navy Officers

21/11/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Supreme Court suspended the operation of the Delhi High Court order which directed the navy to give permanent commission to all women officers ser ...

Global Gender Gap Report

20/11/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

India has improved its ranking to 108th position among 145 countries in the global gender gap index prepared by the World Economic Forum. India rank i ...

Enable Makeathon

19/11/2015 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

The union ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has partnered with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for Enable Makeathon. What ...

AMRIT outlet

16/11/2015 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda recently inaugurated the Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment ( ...

World Giving Index

11/11/2015 | Social Issues | Indexes |Read more

India is at number 106 in the list of 145 generous nations put on The Charities Aid Foundation’s World Giving Index. India is last among the eig ...

E-Pathshala, Saransh, Shaala Siddhi Portals/ Mobile APPS

8/11/2015 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

The Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on 7 November 2015 launched the e-Pathshala, Saaransh and National Programme on School Stan ...

“Why Children Commit Offences” Report

2/11/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children |Read more

A report titled ‘Why Children Commit Offences’ released by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) states that “The ...

“Why Children Commit Offences” Report

2/11/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children |Read more

A report titled ‘Why Children Commit Offences’ released by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) states that “The ...

UN releases report-“The World’s Women 2015”

22/10/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The report, World’s Women 2015, is released by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of theUnited Nations. The report is published every ...

UNESCO report-Gender and Education for All (EFA) 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges

22/10/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Gender and EFA 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges report is produced in partnership with the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative ...

World Bank: extreme poverty to fall below 10% of world population

12/10/2015 | Social Issues | Poverty |Read more

As per the recently launched report by WB the number of people living in extreme poverty is likely to fall for the first time below 10% of the world&r ...

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

6/10/2015 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was launched by Human Resource Development ministry for educational institutions. Developed by a team ...

Socio Economic and Caste Census

1/10/2015 | Social Issues | Caste system |Read more

The government has released the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 for Rural India, the first such data since 1932, which paints a grim pictu ...

“Leveraging Urbanization in South Asia: Managing Spatial Transformation for Prosperity and Livability”-WB report

29/9/2015 | Social Issues | Urbanisation |Read more

As per the report, released by World Bank, despite progress South Asia has failed to capitalize on urbanization. The region’s share of global GD ...

National Health Profile (NHP) 2015

29/9/2015 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare released the National Health Profile (NHP)-2015 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CB ...

Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) gets cabinet approval

26/9/2015 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC). The centre will be established as a socie ...

Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme for the Persons with Disabilities

25/9/2015 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

The Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, under the Department of Empowerment of People with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justi ...

Census 2011 - Religious Communities

3/9/2015 | Social Issues | religion |Read more

The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India today released the data on Population by Religious Communities of Census 2011. The distribution i ...

Religion Based Count

1/9/2015 | Social Issues | religion |Read more

Four years after census figures on religion were compiled; the Central Government has released the data, still keeping with it the caste count, in a m ...

Web portal Vidya Lakshmi

1/9/2015 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

The web portal has been launched by Government of India launched for students seeking educational loan. Vidya Lakshmi portal is a first of its kind po ...

Report on Early Childhood Development and Legal Entitlements

1/9/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children |Read more

The Law Commission of India submitted the 259th report titled “Early Childhood Development and Legal Entitlements” to the Union Law Minist ...

LAW PANEL - MAKE EDUCATION COMPULSORY, FREE FROM AGE 3

27/8/2015 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

Children should be provided free and compulsory education from the age of three, not six to 14 as provided under the Right to Education Act, the Law C ...

Delhi Decleration

26/8/2015 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Twenty-two countries, including India, which contribute 70 per cent of the world’s child and maternal mortality burden, have adopted the Delhi D ...

India Population To Outnumber China’s in 2022

4/8/2015 | Social Issues | Population issues |Read more

There will be more Indians than Chinese by 2022 when both Asian giants will have 1.4 billion people each and India's population will grow at a fas ...

National Policy For Skill Development

7/7/2015 | Social Issues | Skill Development |Read more

The government has approved the country’s first integrated national policy to develop skills and promote entrepreneurship at a large scale with ...

US Legalises Gay Marriage

30/6/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender |Read more

The Supreme Court ruled that the United States Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph for the American gay ri ...

Irish Voters Back Same-Sex Marriage

2/6/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender |Read more

Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country. Ireland ha ...

Irish Voters Back Same-Sex Marriage

2/6/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender |Read more

Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country. Ireland ha ...

Bill To Check Benami Deals Gets Cabinet Clearance

20/5/2015 | Social Issues | Corruption |Read more

As a sequel to the announcement in the Budget, the Union Cabinet gave its approval to amend the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 by moving ...

Penalty For Corruption

12/5/2015 | Social Issues | Corruption |Read more

Seeking to bring corruption into the heinous crime category, the Union Cabinet has approved official amendments to an anti-graft legislation, enhancin ...

Penalty For Corruption

12/5/2015 | Social Issues | Corruption |Read more

Seeking to bring corruption into the heinous crime category, the Union Cabinet has approved official amendments to an anti-graft legislation, enhancin ...

Equal Rights For Transgenders

29/4/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender |Read more

In a first in last 45 years, the Rajya Sabha has unanimously passed a private member’s Bill seeking to protect rights and dignity of transgender ...

Rajya Sabha Equal Rights For Transgenders

28/4/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender |Read more

In a first in last 45 years, the Rajya Sabha has unanimously passed a private member’s Bill seeking to protect rights and dignity of transgender ...

India Votes In Favour Of Anti-Gay Resolution At UN

1/4/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender |Read more

India was among the 43 countries that voted in support of a Russian-drafted resolution that proposed removing benefits for same-sex partners of UN sta ...

Govt to Go Ahead With Law Treating Juveniles As Adults In Grave Crimes

1/4/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children |Read more

Rejecting the recommendations of a parliamentary committee which disapproved of treating juveniles accused of heinous offences as adults, the Central ...

Haryana Clears Bill To Ban Cow Slaughter

14/3/2015 | Social Issues | religion |Read more

The Haryana Assembly has unanimously passed a Bill imposing a complete ban on cow slaughter in the state and providing for a rigorous imprisonment ran ...

Juveniles as Adults In Heinous Cases

25/2/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children |Read more

The government’s plan to treat juveniles of 16 to 18 years of age accused of heinous offences as adults suffered a huge setback with the parliam ...

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Scheme

15/1/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

After Swachh Bharat and Make In India, the Modi government's big bang flagship scheme will be "Beti bachao, beti padhao'' that will b ...

Annual Status Of Education Report 2014

15/1/2015 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

NGO Pratham on 13 January 2015 released 10th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2014). The report noted that overall situation with basic reading ...

Mission Indradhanush

3/1/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children |Read more

The government has launched “Mission Indradhanush” depicting seven colours of the rainbow, aiming to cover all those children by 2020 who are either u ...

Section 309 Of Ipc

2/1/2015 | Social Issues | Legal issues |Read more

The government has decided to decriminalise “attempt to suicide” by deleting Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code from the statute book &m ...

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