Indian Society

Nirbhaya Fund: Features, Schemes and Implementation Issues

March 15, 2017

Nirbhaya Fund was announced in 2013 Union Budget to support initiatives by the government and NGOs working towards protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women in India. The fund was started with a corpus of Rs 1,000 crore. The Fund is administered by Department of Economic...

Proposed National Sex Offender Registry

March 5, 2017

Seeing the recent increase in sexual crimes, the NDA Government has proposed to create a National Sex Offenders Registry, which will contain certain details about the sex offenders. The list shall even include juveniles. By adopting this step, the government aims to follow the footsteps of countries...

Social Start-ups in India

March 4, 2017

In recent times, a new form of startups known as the social startups has started mushrooming in India. Although very few in number, their impact is being felt in both the economy and the welfare of society. What are Social Start ups? Social startups are those enterprises...

MTP Act: Issue of pro-life vs pro-choice

March 4, 2017

Norma McCorvey who was the litigant in the famous case Roe vs Wade in the US that led to the legalisation of abortion recently passed away. The debate of pro-life vs pro-choice and the abortion dilemma revolves around the issue of abortion. Abortion and family planning in...

Current Status: Nirbhaya Fund

March 4, 2017

Nirbhaya fund was announced with a corpus of Rs.1000 crore by the UPA government after the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape incident. The fund was expected to be used by the government and NGOs to run initiatives aimed at protecting the dignity and safety of women...

Nagaland Issue: Status of Women and Opposition to 33% Reservation

March 3, 2017

Nagaland saw torching of dozens of government buildings by tribal organizations in February, 2017. The protest was against the 33% reservation for women in urban local body elections. The result was that state government was forced to cancel the polls. But then, the agitators started demanding that...

Recent SC Judgement on Christian Marriage and Divorce

January 24, 2017

The church weddings are considered to be civil marriages because church is a registrar of marriage. The church sends a copy of the register to government every few months. At the same time, Churches allow divorce also. However, there has been a misconception regarding divorce granted by...

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016

January 13, 2017

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha in August 2016 and currently this bill is pending with the standing committee on social justice and empowerment. In December 2016, this committee has sought a three-month extension for submitting its report on the bill....

Digital Divide in India

November 1, 2016

The term digital divide describes the discrepancy between people who have access to and the resources to use new information and communication tools, such as the Internet, and people who do not have the resources and access to the technology. The term also describes the discrepancy between...

Impacts of Globalization on Aged Population of India

October 31, 2016

Globalization along with industrialisation, urbanization and technological changes has affected all segments of population including aged persons everywhere. The positive and negative impacts of Globalization on older people can be summarized as follows: Positive Impacts Healthcare This is one of the major benefits to the old age...

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