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AYUSH: Benefits and Challenges

AYUSH is the acronym of the medical systems that are being practiced in India such as Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.

Agriculture Land Leasing

Land distribution was quite skewed in favor of influential people during the British rule and therefore, land leasing was very common during that period.

White paper on data protection framework

Government-appointed Justice B.N. Srikrishna committee released a white paper to prepare a data protection framework.

Ordinance making power and role of judiciary

Article 123 of the Constitution grants the President certain law making powers to promulgate Ordinances when either of the two Houses of Parliament is not in session and hence it is not possible to enact laws in the Parliament.

Newborn child trafficking racket in India

Human trafficking is often referred to as the modern day equivalent of slavery. Both slavery and human trafficking are moral wrongs.

CHINA'S DAMS & REGIONAL SECURITY IMPLICATIONS

One of the characteristics of China’s ‘peaceful rise’ has been its endeavour to control environment, demonstrated mainly by its dam-building policy.

UNDER-TRIAL PRISONERS

The term ‘Under-trial’ denotes an unconvicted prisoner i.e. one who has been detained in prison during the period of investigation.

CHINA PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR (CPEC)

In 2013, China and Pakistan announced plans to construct an economic corridor to connect Uygur Autonomous Region with the southwestern Pakistani port of Gwadar.

Drugs Menace in India

Drug abuse is a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others.

India’s Africa Policy

India has had centuries-old connections with Africa with brisk travel and trade across the Indian Ocean, colonial linkages and ties forged in the post-colonial days of South-South cooperation and Third World solidarity.

Delegated legislation

 WHAT IS DELEGATED LEGISLATION? Delegated legislation (also referred to as secondary legislation or subordinate legislation) is law made by an executive authority under powers given to them by pri

FAQ on FIR

What is an FIR? First Information Report (FIR) is a written document prepared by the police when they receive information about the commission of a cognizable offence. It is a report of information

FAQ on Teacher’s day

Why is it celebrated? Teacher's Day is celebrated on the 5th of September in India since 1962 to celebrate the birthday of former president Professor Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. About Sarvepalli R

Ahmedabad: World Heritage City

Context: Ahmedabad has became the first Indian city to earn the World Heritage City tag from UNESCO, beating New Delhi and Mumbai for the title in the process. About Ahmedabad: The city wa

SHARADA PRASAD COMMITTEE ON SKILL COUNCILS

   Introduction Ministry of Skill Development has constituted Sharada Prasad Committee to Review the Functioning of Sector Skill Councils. Objective: In order to ensure convergen

UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME

UBI is based on the idea that everybody should be given a basic minimum income as an entitlement and not as compensation for work, which shall be directly cash transferred to the eligible beneficiarie

RADHAKRISHNA COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURAL INDEBTEDNESS

Introduction • The issue of farmers suicides is a burning one- one that has forced the central and state governments to offer relief packages for the affected. The Radhakrishna Committee was consti

BIMSTEC at 20

Context On June 06, 2017 the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) completed 20 years of its establishment. Comprising of Bangladesh, India, Mya

NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL RANKING FRAMEWORK (NIRF)

Overview of NIRF • MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) has released Ranking System Framework for Higher Educational Institutions of India. This is the first time that a reliable, transpar

OVERVIEW OF LAND DEGRADATION AND DESERTIFICATION

Meaning of desertification What is it not? Desertification is not the natural expansion of existing deserts. What is it not? Instead it is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid, and dry

RASHTRIYA KISHOR SWASTHYA KARYAKRAM

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched a health programme for adolescents, in the age group of 10-19 years, which would target their nutrition, reproductive health and substance abuse, among other issues.

UN emission Gap Report, 2017

The goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as agreed at the Conference of the Parties in 2015, is to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Operation Greens

Operation Greens aims to promote farmer producers organisations, agri-logistics, processing facilities and professional management.

National Health Policy 2017

The primary aim of the National Health Policy, 2017, is to inform, clarify, strengthen and prioritize the role of the Government.

Captive breeding

Captive breeding is the process of breeding animals outside of their natural environment in restricted conditions in farms, zoos or other closed facilities.

Saraswati River

The Sarasvati River is one of the main Rigvedic rivers mentioned in the scripture Rig Veda and later Vedic and post-Vedic texts.

Long Term Capital Gains Tax

Any profit or gain that arises from the sale of a ‘capital asset’ is a capital gain. This gain or profit is charged to tax in the year in which the transfer of the capital asset takes place.

Vermin Animals

Vermin are pests or nuisance animals that spread diseases or destroy crops or livestock.

Light Emitting Diodes

A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor device that emits visible light when an electric current passes through it.

Virtual ID for AADHAR

Virtual ID for Aadhar is a temporary 16-digit, randomly-generated number that an Aadhaar holder can use for authentication or KYC services along with his/her fingerprint instead in lieu of the Aadhaar number.

Chilika lake

Chilika Lake is a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal.

Generic drugs

A generic drug is a pharmaceutical drug that is equivalent to a brand-name product in dosage, strength, route of administration, quality, performance and intended use, but does not carry the brand name.

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