There are growing instances of deaths while cleaning septic tanks and sewage treatment plants in several states. This highlights the need for better understanding the problems being faced by manual scavengers and addressing the challenges in the implementation of the manual scavenging law.
Minimum Support Price Scheme (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) is a centrally-sponsored scheme launched at the end of 2013-14 (during the 12th five-year plan) to ensure fair and remunerative price to MFP gatherers. Known as ‘Mechanism for marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and development of value chain for MFP’, the scheme was planned as a social safety initiative for MFP gatherers.
In August 2018, Union Cabinet approved a policy framework that permits both private and government players to explore and exploit unconventional hydrocarbons including shale gas.
CSP was a socialist group within the Indian National Congress (INC). It was founded in 1934 by socialists such as Jayaprakash Narayan and Acharya Narendra Dev.
A recent survey points out that the women participation in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine) is only around 14%. This suggests that many of our best brains that showed the maximum potential do not pick research as their career.
In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court of India ruled that consensual adult gay sex is not a crime because sexual orientation is natural and human being have no control over it.
It proposes to set up National Anti-Trafficking Bureau. It provides for the prevention, rescue, and rehabilitation. Impacts consenting adult sex workers. Key features of the bill include…
What is the monsoon? Monsoon is defined as a change or shift in the prevailing wind direction every 6 months in the Indian subcontinent. Monsoon is caused by the difference in temperature between land and sea, which brings a seasonal and predictable period of considerable rainfall. The Indian monsoon is …