GS-II: Social Justice

Last modified: Jan 08, 2018

Higher education is critical for developing a modern economy, just society and a vibrant polity. It equips the young people with skills relevant for labor market and opportunity of being absorbed to prominent positions. It provides people already in employment with skills to negotiate rapidly evolving career requirement. It prepares…
Last modified: Jan 08, 2018

By 2022, India will have the maximum number of working age population in the world; however, skilling has been a roadblock to reap this opportunity. What are the reasons and what can be done to bridge the skilling gap in the country? Discuss.Skill development refers to all the efforts to…
Last modified: Jan 12, 2018

Central Rural Sanitation Programme (CRSP), launched in 1986 was the first major structured initiative of cleanliness in India. The objective of that programme was to construct the individual sanitary latrines for the personal use of BPL population. The idea was to improve the quality of the rural people and also…
Last modified: Jan 08, 2018

Ultrasound applies to all sound waves with a frequency above the audible range of normal human hearing that is around 20 kHz. The frequencies between 2 to 18 MHz are used in diagnostic ultrasound or ultrasonography for visualizing subcutaneous (below skin) body structures including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels and internal…
Last modified: Jan 08, 2018

Rajasthan schools have been in a state of neglect and many successive governments did not pay attention to the dismal state of affairs. In addition the government has shut as many as 17,000 schools mostly in remote areas. The eligibility criteria for contesting elections of Panchayats were announced a few…
Last modified: Jan 08, 2018

Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education is a new Government scheme that aims to increase footfalls of reputed international faculty to Indian academic institutes; and thereby bring in international academic excellence in India’s higher education institutions. This programme was initially conceptualized as an Indo-US collaboration but was…
Last modified: Feb 14, 2018

In 2005, the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) had framed guidelines for ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) Clinics. However, there is no legal mechanism to enforce them or monitor compliance by clinics. The ART Bill was first drafted in 2010 by the previous UPA regime. The draft prepared in 2012…
Last modified: Jan 08, 2018

Several state governments are banning veterinary use of Ketoprofen drug to save vultures. Which drugs led to collapse of vulture population? There are three Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) viz. Diclofenac, Aceclofenac and Ketoprofen, whose veterinary use has led to collapse of populations of vulture species of genus Gyps in South…
Last modified: Jan 08, 2018

ICHR was established by the Indira Gandhi Government in 1972 to encourage 'objective and scientific historical research on India'. The idea was to expect the historians to give vision to the masses. It's a registered society. In recent times, it has been making news for wrong as well as right…
Last modified: Jan 08, 2018

The growth of e-commerce platforms in India has introduced the concept of E-pharmacies where the medicines are sold online. The e-pharmacy concept is more prevalent in developed countries. The concept is new to India. The concept is one of the recent innovations in the healthcare space in India. Presently there…