30 Jan, 2020

  • Time limit on anticipatory bail violates personal liberty: SC - Polity & Governance
  • Cabinet nod for raising abortion limit to 24 weeks - Social Issues
  • A mindset problem - Editorial - Economy
  • Time to prioritise Education & Health - Lead Article - Social Issues
  • Will Trump's peace plan help resolve Israel-Palestine crisis - Editorial - International Relations
  • A road map for robust trade ties - Article - Economy
  • Month-long Nagoba Jatara concludes in Telangana - History & Culture
  • Yellow rust in wheat crop - Science & Technology
  • State of Corruption - Data Point - Reference
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    A mindset problem

    The editorial highlights that MGNREGA has the potential to raise or increase rural demand and considering the poor state of rural economy, demand for work under MGNREGA has increased in the last few months across various parts of the country. However, the central government should not consider MGNREGA as a secondary scheme and must allocate sufficient money to the scheme in the upcoming budget.   

    • About MGNREGA
    • The Problem with MGNREGA
    • Benefits of MGNREGA
    • Conclusion

     

    Time limit on advance bail violates personal liberty: SC

    Five Judge Constitution Bench ruled that the protection of anticipatory or pre-arrest bail cannot be limited to any time frame or “fixed period” as denial of bail amounts to deprivation of the fundamental right to personal liberty in a free and democratic country

    • Question Referred to the Constitution Bench
    • The Ruling
    • Further Clarifications by SC

     

    Yellow rust in wheat crop causes alarm in Punjab and Haryana

    • About Rusts
    • Yellow Rust
    • Brown Rust

     

    Month-long Nagoba Jatara concludes in Telangana

    • About Nagoba Jaatara

     

    Will Trump’s peace plan help resolve Israel-Palestine crisis?

    • The beginning of the trouble can be traced to the Zionist movement:
    • But how could this migration take place in the reigns of Ottoman Empire?
    • How the numbers of Jews did grew so much in Palestine?
    • But how did the local Arabs react to this?
    • Then how did the state of Israel come into existence?
    • What was the United Nations resolution?
    • How was the reception of the UN resolution?
    • How has the situation evolved post UN resolution

     

    A roadmap for robust trade ties

     

    Cabinet nod for raising abortion limit to 24 weeks

    The Union Cabinet has approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.

    • Salient features of proposed amendments:
    • Objective

     

    Time to prioritise education and health

    In the backdrop of current economic slowdown, the author in this article has prescribed investment in human capital formation in order to spur growth.

    • Summary
    • Countering Economic Slowdown
    • Importance of Investments in Education
    • Conclusion

     

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