GS2: Governance Delhi govt. gives green signal to set up fast-track courts (TH)Matter to be taken up in the Cabinet for approval: GahlotThe Delhi Government has given the green signal to set up 16 more fast-track special courts (FTSCs) to deal with sexual assault cases against women and children in the city. Targets missed, Accessible India campaign’s deadline extended (TH)It aims at making public spaces friendly for the disabled. The deadline for ... .
Updated on 14 December, 2019
GS2: Governance India Design Council launches two Initiatives to promote Design Education and Standards (PIB) The India Design Council (IDC) launched the Chartered Designs of India (CDI) and the Design Education Quality Mark (DEQM) in New Delhi today.These two initiatives of IDC and National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad will help to address the 5 challenges of scale, quality of design, quality of education for design, raising the priority for desig... .
Updated on 13 December, 2019
Social Issues The many structural flaws in India’s higher education system: The furore surrounding fee hikes at the Jawaharlal Nehru University has spurred deeper questions about the quality of university education. Home Ministry sanctions Women Help Desks in Police Stations across the country: Ministry of Home Affairs has sanctioned a sum Rs. 100 crores from Nirbhaya Fund for setting up/strengthening of Women Help Desks in Police Stations. ... .
Updated on 6 December, 2019
GS1: Art & Culture Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (IC), Shri Prahlad Singh Patel participates in the Hornbill festival at Kisama today (PIB) Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (Independent Charge), Prahlad Singh Patel today attended the ongoing Hornbill Festival at Kisama, near Kohima. GS2: Governance E-pharmacies in for more pain, but cure in sight (Mint) The Centre has ordered a halt to online drug sales through unl... .
Updated on 5 December, 2019
GS2: Health Issues Arsenic and iron in water: 30,000 rural habitations affected, 20,000 in two states (IE) Iron is the most common contaminant of drinking water, with over 18,000 rural habitations affected, followed by salinity that affects roughly 13,000 rural habitations, arsenic (12,000), fluoride (nearly 8,000) and heavy metal. GS2: International Relations INDIA and ADB sign $206 million loan to strengthen urban services in 5 Tamil Nadu ... .
Updated on 4 December, 2019
GS2: Governance Govt. seeks review of SC/ST creamy layer (TH) The fresh petition has been filed by Samta Andolan Samiti and O.P. Shukla, a former IAS officer Corporate Affairs Ministry Launches Independent Director’s Databank (PIB) The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, with the objective of strengthening the institution of Independent Directors under the Companies Act, launched today the Independent Director’s Databank in accordance with the pro... .
Updated on 3 December, 2019