GS-I: Indian Society & Social Issues

Critically discuss the significance of the Economic Survey findings on sex ratio of the last child (SRLC) and so called “son meta preference” and “unwanted girls” in India.

February 10, 2018

The preference for sons and strict legal enforcement of PCPNDT act has led the parents to continue having children until they have a son or desired number of son. This so called “son meta preference” has avoided sex-selective abortion, but has hurt the female children by reducing resources available to them. The consequence is that

What makes a large number of film personalities in India to enter politics? Critically examine their contribution to India’s democracy.

January 11, 2018

celebrities and film personalities have been a part of politics since 50s. The constitution under Article 80, provided President with a power to nominate 12 members to the Rajya Sabha. These nominations are to be made on the basis of expertise or practical experience of such matters as literature, science, art and social service. Thus,

Swachh Bharat Mission and Behavioral Change

October 13, 2017

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan  is a campaign by the Government of India to keep the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country’s cities and towns and its rural areas clean. It aims to make rural and urban areas open defecation free by 2019. Under the programme toilet construction was undertaken at expeditiously leading to 64% increase from 2014-15

Living Will and Passive Euthanasia

October 11, 2017

Passive euthanasia, is the act of withdrawing life support to a terminally-ill patient. The Supreme Court of India legalised passive euthanasia by means of the withdrawal of life support to patients in a permanent vegetative state  in 2011 as as part of the verdict in a case involving Aruna Shanbaug, who had been in a Persistent Vegetative State (PVS)

While highlighting the key features of “Khelo India initiative”, discuss its relevance towards changing the sporting culture and infrastructure in India.

September 22, 2017