Current Affair Category: Social Justice

June 24, 2024

The National Forensic Infrastructure Enhancement Scheme (NFIES):

 Why in News ?The National Forensic Infrastructure Enhancement Scheme (NFIES) is a significant initiative approved  recently by the Indian Union Cabinet to strengthen the country’s forensic science capabilities. The scheme will be operated by the Union Home Ministry. The scheme will be a central sector scheme (100% financed by Central Government) with a total outlay […]

June 15, 2024

Migrant workers: The Invisible workers

Why in News ? In recent fire in Kuwait   around 49 deaths have been reported and at least 50 people have been injured. Among the deceased, 42 were reportedly Indians and 24 of them were from Kerala. The cause of fire is still not confirmed This incident has once again brought attention to the lack […]

June 11, 2024

About the National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX):

Why in News ? The Health Ministry and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) are collaborating to launch the National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX). About the National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX): The National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX) is a digital platform launched by the National Health Authority (NHA) in India. It aims […]

May 25, 2024

Allahabad HC Acquits Husband in Dowry & Harassment Case:

Why in News ?  The Allahabad High Court has acquitted and quashed the conviction and sentence of a husband in a case under Section 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act (DP Act) and IPC Sections 498A, 307, 323 and 34  IPC based on lack of credibility in the testimony of wife. The Court also held […]

May 16, 2024

Dengue Vaccine Qdenga  

Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical will scale up production of its dengue vaccine Qdenga through a partnership with Indian vaccines maker Biological E. These doses will be available for governments in endemic countries by 2030 as part of their national immunization programmes. Biological E. will ramp up to a manufacturing capacity of 50 million doses a year, […]

May 15, 2024

Daily Current Affairs-UPSC – 15 May 2024 What is Floor Space Index (FSI)? Urbanization

What is FSI? FSI, or Floor Space Index, also known as Floor Area Ratio (FAR), is a fundamental term in real estate. It emerges during property transactions and holds immense importance. In simple words, FSI represents the maximum allowable floor area a developer can construct on a specific piece of land. It is the ratio […]

May 8, 2024

History of religion-based reservations in India:

Why in news? In election season, India is debating fundamental constitutional questions around reservation. Can a secular country like India have religion-based reservation? Have Muslims ever been given reservation by reducing the quota for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), or Other Backward Classes (OBCs)? Does reservation for SCs that is limited to only certain […]

May 8, 2024

What is Formal Vs Substantive equality?

The right to equality is a fundamental human right belonging to all human beings. As we learned in my previous article, article 1 of the Declaration of Principles on Equality states that: “The right to equality is the right of all human beings to be equal in dignity, to be treated with respect and consideration […]

May 7, 2024

Expanded Programme on Immunization:

Expanded Programme on Immunization was launched in 1978. It was renamed as Universal Immunization Programme in 1985 when its reach was expanded beyond urban areas. In 1992, it became part of Child Survival and Safe Motherhood Programme and in 1997 it was included in the ambit of National Reproductive and Child Health Programme. Since the […]

May 2, 2024

What are different types of Vaccines: What is Viral Vector? What is adenovirus?

There are several different types of vaccines. Each type is designed to teach your immune system how to fight off certain kinds of germs—and the serious diseases they cause. When scientists create vaccines, they consider: How your immune system responds to the germ Who needs to be vaccinated against the germ The best technology or […]

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