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12th September 2022 (10 Topics)

12th September 2022

QUIZ - 12th September 2022

5 Questions

5 Minutes

Mains Question:

Q1. “Suicide is an emerging and serious public health issue in India. While the mental disorders as causative factors are highlighted, the social causes are often under-rated.” Comment (250 words)

Approach

  • Subject: Society (GS-I)
    • Sub-topic: Population & Associated Issues
  • Subject: Polity & Governance (GS-II)
    • Sub-topic: Issues related to Health
  • Introduction- increasing suicide rates in India
  • Discuss the social related factors of suicide
  • Challenges 
  • discrimination associated with mental illnesses
  • Lack of clarity in the systematic compilation of data
  • Potential possibilities of underreporting and misclassifying suicides
  • Attributing the cause of suicides to socioeconomic factors than mental health issues
  • Required measures 
  • develop effective, scalable, and innovative strategies for suicide prevention
    • Give example of Madhya Pradesh (first State to draft suicide prevention strategy)
  • develop the national suicide registry of India
  • Continuous, systematic, and sustainable data collection
  • Multidisciplinary teams and training
  • gender-friendly mental health services 
  • Wrap Up your answer with a way forward

Editorials

Context:

Recently, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina was on a state visit to India. The bilateral relationship has matured to a great extent, both nations require continued cooperation to resolve the many evolving and existing issues.

Dhaka’s expectations:

  • Bangladesh is looking forward to maximize the momentum in India-Bangladesh relations by increasing the cooperation in the diverse domains.
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