How India remains poor: As many as 22 states have become poorer (DTE) Latest NITI Aayog counts no state as 'achiever
1023 Fast Track Special Courts will be set up for Speedy disposal of Rape and POCSO Act Cases
U.P. tops list in crimes against women (TH) As per the report, 3,59,849 cases of crime against women were reported in the country.
Telling Numbers: In India, police don’t care much for rights bodies (IE) Telling Numbers: In India, police don't care much for rights bodies ... of human rights abuses and atrocities on women, children, and Dalits.
In crimes against women, rise in cases of rape with murder (IE) From 223 cases of rape with murder in 2017, the count increased to 291 in 2018. Assam recorded the highest number at 66 followed by Madhya Pradesh (46)
Telling numbers: In riot cases, signature of economy (IE) Latest NCRB crime report shows shifting trends in causes of riots. The overall number of cases has dropped, driven by a decline in riot cases
GS2: Social issues
Teaching research ethics better (TH) Image preparation should be included as part of the UGC’s course on research ethics
GS2: International Relations
Foreign envoys in J&K on a fact-finding visit (TH) A 15-member foreign envoys' delegation arrived in Srinagar on a two-day visit to J&K and met over 100 people
GS2: International bodies and conventions
Nepal’s Seke ‘near-extinct’: The 6 degrees of endangerment of a language (IE) Recently, The New York Times reported that the “near-extinct” Nepalese language Seke has just 700 speakers around the world
GS3: Science and Technology
What is the state of ‘open source’ in India today? (TH) The open source movement, which has focused on democratising technology access, has over a two-decade history in India.
Huge increase in open-loop scrubber usage in ships: Report (DTE) Open loop scrubbers release sulphur exhaust that they clean in ships back into the sea and are thus more harmful than closed-loop scrubbers.
Poison, unlimited: India's chemicals industry remains dangerously (DTE) Poison, unlimited: India's chemicals industry remains dangerously. India has failed to come up with effective legislations
Panel approves scheme to ‘trade’ in forests (TH) Panel approves scheme to 'trade' in forests. It allows Forest Dept. to outsource reforesting to non-government agencies.
60 listed firms disclose ₹75,000 cr. default (TH) SEBI had asked companies to disclose loan defaults at the end of every quarter»
Mining deep (TH) While opening up the coal mining sector, the govt. must protect the interests of Coal India
CDS and the path to jointmanship (TH) The announcement on a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) last year and the appointment of Gen. Bipin Rawat as the first CDS has been one of the