11 Jan, 2020

  • RBI Chalks out financial inclusion strategy for 2024 (Economy)
  • SC tells govt. to review orders curbing basic rights in J&K (Polity & Governance)
  • Human rights are not solely an internal matter (International Organisation)
  • All set for water bird census in AP (Environment & Ecology)
  • A health emergency (Polio) (Social Issues-Health)
  • Practice Questions

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    SC tells govt. to review orders curbing basic rights in J&K

    Supreme Court has Supreme has declared that the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression and the right to carry on trade or business using the Internet are constitutionally protected. This judgment came in the backdrop of the five-month-long Internet shutdown in Kashmir


    • What did the SC order?
    • What procedure does the government follow to suspend Internet services?
    • Does Government use section 144 of Cr.PC. for internet shutdown?
    • SC on following Rules for internet shutdown
    • Review Committee of Central Government
    • Review Committee of State Government

     RBI chalks out financial inclusion strategy for 2024       


    The promotion of Financial inclusion is considered to be essential to promote economic growth and development across the world. Access to formal finance can boost job creation, reduce vulnerability to economic shocks and increase investments in human capital. Seven of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of 2030 view financial inclusion as a key enabler for achieving sustainable development worldwide. 

     Financial Inclusion in India

    Financial Inclusion in India

    Strategic Pillars for Financial Inclusion

     Human rights are not solely an ‘internal matter’                                                             

    India is recently being criticized by the UN Human Rights experts as witnessing a degradation of human rights protection standards


    • Grounds for criticism
    • Inconsistent with International Laws
    • Sovereignty v/s Human Rights
    • Weakening Civil Society

         All set for water bird census in A.P.                                                                             

     The annual water bird census will start in the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary and surrounding wetlands (Kumbabhishekam Site) in the Godawari mangrove


    • More about Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary

    A healthy emergency                                                                                                               

     WHO has announced that polio will continue to remain a Public Health Emergency of International Concern for three months.


    • About WHO report
    • Vaccines for Polio