GS-I: Indian Society & Social Issues

Why Swachh Bharat Mission has failed to realise its objectives in true sense?

October 24, 2018

Swachh Bharat mission was a flagship programme of the government which aimed to make country open defecation free by 2019 as a tribute to the father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The critics blame that the very structural framework of the programme was flawed; hence the mission would not be able to achieve to achieve its

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What are the findings about the suicides in India in 2016 Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors (GBD 2016) report?

October 24, 2018

As part of the research for 2016 Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors (GBD 2016) report the researchers have estimated suicide rates for both sexes in each state of India from 1990 to 2016 based on multiple sources, including official sample registration and vital registration surveys, medically certified causes of death, and verbal autopsy

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Why the UN agencies have called for a worldwide ban on virginity testing?

October 23, 2018

UN agencies have documented a practice of virginity tests in at least 20 countries spanning all regions of the world. The UN agencies which include UN Human Rights, UN Women and the World Health Organization have called to end virginity testing. Why the call by UN agencies? Virginity tests are a form of gender discrimination.

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Why the Citizenship Amendment Bill has created lot of unrest in Assam?

October 23, 2018

The Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 has met with lot of resistance in Assam which is facing the crisis of illegal migrants. The state of Assam is facing lot of unrest as the bill proposes granting citizenship to a section of illegal migrants. Controversial Features of the bill: The citizenship amendment bill 2016 aims to amend

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Why India needs to address the issue of overcrowding in prisons?

October 23, 2018

Much has been debated about the need of prison reforms in the India. But very little has been moved in this direction even after reports submitted by many committees. Why India needs to address overcrowding of its prisons? The cardinal principle of the Indian judicial system is reformative not punitive. Hence the conditions in the

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