20 Sep, 2019

  • Integration of Himalayan States (Article) - Economy
  • Being mindful of diversity - Hindi (Article) - Polity and Governance
  • Can Hindi unite India (Interview) - Polity and Governance
  • India unlikely to meet Poshan Abhiyan targets - Social Justice
  • Access to internet a basic right - Polity and Governance
  • Keeladi findings traceable to 6th century BCE - History and Culture
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    KEELADI FINDINGS TRACEABLE TO 6TH CENTURY BCE: REPORT                  

    The Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department (TNAD) has stated that the cultural deposits unearthed during excavations at Keeladi in Sivaganga district can be safely dated to a period between 6th century BCE and 1st century CE.

    • About the study

     

    ACCESS TO INTERNET IS A BASIC RIGHT : KERALA HC                                     

    The Kerala High Court has held that the right to have access to the Internet is part of the fundamental right to education as well as the right to privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution.

    • The petition
    • Judgement

     

    CAN HINDI UNITE INDIA?

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement last week that Hindi can unite the country once again evoked sharp disapproval from political parties, especially in south India. Mr. Shah later clarified that he meant Hindi as a second language.

    • Views of GN devy
    • Views of Yogendra Yadav
    • Is there need for single language as Inter-state migration increasing?
    • Is it time to rethink the three-language policy?

     

    BEING MINDFUL OF DIVERSITY

    This article highlights that what binds us is our shared common history and we do not need imposition of a particular language to feel connected.

    • Example of Ashoka

     

    OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

    The article highlights about lack of integration of Himalayan regions with the rest of India from the context of their specific needs – political, social, economic and ecological

    • Demand for green bonus
    • The India Himalayan region
    • About green Bonus

     

    INDIA UNLIKELY TO MEET ‘POSHAN ABHIYAN’ TARGETS, FINDS STUDY

    As per a new study published in Lancet, India is unlikely to meet its target under national Nutrition Mission  or Poshan Abhiyaan.

    The report is a joint initiative of Indian Council of Medical Research, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

    • Finding of Lancet Study
    • About Poshan abhiyan
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