Current Affair Category: Social Issues

February 3, 2024

Examining Tech CEOs’ Apology Amidst Allegations of Failing to Protect Kids Online

Introduction: • The recent US Senate hearing featuring CEOs of major tech companies, including Meta, X, Snap, TikTok, and Discord, shed light on allegations regarding the platforms’ failure to safeguard children online. The hearing, held by the Committee on the Judiciary, addressed concerns about online child sexual exploitation and related issues. Mark Zuckerberg’s apology to […]

January 10, 2024

Punjab’s Approach to Drug Enforcement: Targeting End Users Over Major Players

The crackdown on drugs in Punjab seems to primarily ensnare end users while the larger drug trade operators continue to evade authorities. Instances like the seizure of trivial paraphernalia leading to arrests, such as a lighter or foil paper, highlight a concerning trend. Even minor drug seizures result in prolonged detainment, raising questions about the […]

December 3, 2023

Peace Accord: Union and Manipur Governments Sign Pact with UNLF

Understanding the UNLF Formation and Leadership: Founded in 1964 under Arembam Samarendra Singh, the UNLF, representing Manipur’s oldest valley-based insurgent group, boasted diverse leadership comprising Naga and Kuki leaders. Activities and Status: With its armed wing, the Manipur People’s Army, formed in 1990, the UNLF has carried out multiple attacks against Indian security forces. Presently […]

November 1, 2023

Safeguarding Against the Rising Threat of SIM Swap Scams: A Comprehensive Guide

Introduction: In recent years, the SIM swap scam has emerged as a significant threat to individuals’ financial security. This fraudulent scheme exploits the connection between physical SIM cards and banking applications, providing scammers access to victims’ bank accounts and personal information. SIM Swap Scam: An Overview: Exploiting Technological Advances: The SIM swap scam takes advantage […]

October 27, 2023

Revitalizing Women’s Labor Force Participation in India: Challenges and Solutions

Introduction: The article delves into the concerning decline in women’s labor force participation rates, particularly focusing on married women in India. It underscores the economic ramifications of this trend and highlights the various hurdles that contribute to it. The discussion encompasses societal norms, limited educational opportunities, and government initiatives aimed at ameliorating the situation. This […]

October 26, 2023

Analyzing Gender Disparities in Earnings and Work Hours: Insights from the Periodic Labour Force Surveys

Introduction: The Periodic Labour Force Surveys (PLFS) have provided a comprehensive view of the gender earnings gap in India from April-June 2019 to 2023. This latest iteration delves deeper into the intricacies of weekly hours worked, shedding light on a dimension of inequity that goes beyond total earnings. Drawing from Claudia Goldin’s influential research, this […]

July 20, 2023

Harnessing The Gender Dividend: Empowering Women for Inclusive Development in India

Source: The Hindu  Introduction India’s remarkable demographic journey, marked by significant population growth and transformative changes, has had both positive and negative impacts on the lives of Indian women. While advancements in public health and medical breakthroughs have contributed to improved living conditions, challenges such as son preference, early marriage, limited access to education, gender-based […]

July 14, 2023

Supreme Court’s Vigilance on Mob Lynching

Source: The Hindu       Introduction: The Supreme Court of India has taken a proactive approach in assessing the actions taken by the Union and State governments to address incidents of mob violence and lynchings. Since its July 2018 judgment condemning these acts as mobocracy, the court has directed State governments to provide comprehensive data on […]

July 13, 2023

Nari Adalat: Gender Justice at the Grassroots Level

Source: The Hindu   Introduction: The government is embarking on a groundbreaking initiative called “Nari Adalat,” which aims to establish women-only courts at the village level. These courts will serve as an alternative dispute resolution forum, addressing issues such as domestic violence, property rights, and patriarchal norms. The pilot project will commence in 50 villages […]

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