The POCSO Act Context: Ten years have passed since the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, enacted in consequence to India’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1992. Why is it required? The purpose of this […]

Paediatric Cardio-Care

Paediatric Cardio-Care Context: According to the Pediatric Cardiac Society of India (PCSI), the prevalence of congenital cardiac anomalies is one in every 100 live births; or an estimated 2,00,000 children are born with CHD every year. Only 15,000 of them receive treatment.  What is the […]

Telecommunication Bill, 2022

Telecommunication Bill, 2022 Context: The Ministry of Communications released a draft of the Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 last week for public comments. The draft is an attempt by the government to update the extant regulatory framework in keeping with the advancements and challenges in the […]

Operation Megh Chakra

Operation Megh Chakra Context: Searches at 59 locations across 20 States and one Union Territory, as part of a pan-India drive against the circulation and sharing of child sexual abuse material was done by The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recently conducted. This operation was […]

Delays mar MGNREGS Social Audits

Delays mar MGNREGS Social Audits For Prelims About MGNREGA: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was enacted on 23rd August 2005 and it guarantees 100 days of employment, every financial year to rural households. About MGNREGS: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme […]

What next on data protection?

What next on data protection? For Mains Privacy as a fundamental right In Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India case the Supreme Court held that the right to privacy is a fundamental right under Right to Life in Article 21. The court also held […]

Question on Credibility of the Survey Data

Question on Credibility of the Survey Data Context: Academics have questioned the quality of NFHS data for various reasons, based on the previous four rounds of NFHS databases. Similarly, such questions have been raised against the NFHS 5 database also. Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) – […]