Governance and Social Justice

Governance

# CCTNS Project: Reforming the Policing in India

# Lodha committee’s recommendations on the BCCI

# Direct Benefits Transfer: The Big Reform – Issues with current DBT implementation and recommendations, DBT in fertilizers.

# RTI – About Central Information Commission (CIC), Bringing political parties under RTI

# Land Acquisition: Issues and Challenges – Land Reforms in India, India’s land laws and FDI

# Liquor Policy of States: A New Era of Prohibition – Kerala’s Liquor Policy, Bihar’s prohibition law

# Aadhaar Cards: The Identity Revolution – Aadhaar Bill 2016, Hopes and Concerns.

# Empowering The Democracy – PM’s annual award for extraordinary and innovative work, Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan

# Prime Minister’s Office : Important Updates – PRAGATI – the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.

# Ministry of Railways: Important Updates – Transforming Indian Railways through 7 Mission Mode activities – Avataran, smarter railway stations, Railway Budget to be merged with General Budget from 2017, IT Enabled Applications For Transparency in Indian Railways, Financial reforms for railways, 5 investment models in Indian Railways.

# Ministry of Home Affairs: Important Updates – Performance grading of Police Stations, MHA sends back anti-conversion Bills, Beat Policing and Counter-radicalisation. Related: Home Ministry Denies Clearance to TV & Radio Networks.

Health

# World Health Organisation: Important Updates – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), WHO report on doctors in India, International Agency for Research on Cancer.

# Policy Wise: India’s Health Sector – The Global Hunger Index (GHI), Janani Suraksha Yojana, HIV and AIDS Bill, 2014, WHO report on doctors in India, Public spending on health, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Janani Suraksha Yojana,Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY)

# Organ & tissue transplant- policies, technologies – India’s organ transplant programme and National registry of organ and tissue donors

# The Fight Against Tuberculosis – India’s TB burden, India sets an example in subsidised TB diagnosis, Chennai’s new strategy to eliminate TB.

# Tobacco: The Silent Killer – National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP)? Pictorial warnings on tobacco products, E-Cigarettes: Risks that they hold.

# Drug Pricing Policy and Essential Medicines – National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, Bulk drugs, Essential medicines, Drug price control, Pharma Jan Samadhan.

# Polio Eradication And Endgame Strategy – Polio vaccine switching

# Zika virus outbreak: WHO declares public health emergency – What’s special about Cuba’s health care?

# Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: Important Updates – Regulation of medical devices, Bar coding of drugs, Pharma zones, GIS-enabled HMIS application and the self-printing of e-CGHS card, Kayakalp awards, project Clean Street Food, New Health Protection Scheme, Arogya Fair, National Deworming initiative, National Resource Facility for Bio-medical Research (NARF), Health as a Fundamental Right.

# Developments In Pharma Sector – Pharmacovigilance Programme, India’s drug monitoring programme, Katoch Committee recommendations, First malaria vaccine.

 Education

# The State Of Affairs In Higher Education – Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), National Institutional Ranking Framework, University Grants Commission (UGC) and AICTE, All India Survey on Higher Education, The Global Initiative of Academic Networks, Bharatvani project.

# Ministry of Human Resource Development : Important Updates – Degrees in digital format, IIMs’ demands on autonomy, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Modernization of Madarsas’ Education, Seema Darshan, Athulyam programme, Recommendations of Devnani Committee.

# New Education Policy and TSR Subramanian committee – Draft proposal by TSR Subramanian committee, RTE provisions about minority educational institutions, Issues with UGC.

 Social Justice:

# Child labour Law & the Way Forward – Child Labour Law amendments

# Social Sector Expenditure: India’s Approach – Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, ESI scheme, social sector spending.

# National Food Security Act: Issues & Developments

# Social isolation of Dalits: Is this Equality? – Rohith Vemula

# Ministry of Tribal Affairs: Important Updates – Tribal rights, Recommendation of Prof. Xaxa Committee

# National Human Rights Commission : Important Updates – Why more complaints in NHRC than FIRs?

# Child Protection & Child Rights in India – Draft Bill on child abduction, UNICEF, Central nodal agency to curb human trafficking, Operation Smile, Operation Vatsalya.

# Crop Insurance: Issues & Developments – Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

# MGNREGA

# One Rank One Pension

# Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao – Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Sukanya Samridhi Yojana

# Developmental and Welfare Policies – Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Programme, MGNREGA, Nai Manzil, Giriputrika Kalyana Pathakam, Balamrutam, Eyeway National Helpdesk, Accessible India Campaign, Himayat Programme, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana or DDU-GKY, National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Atal Pension Yojana, Bhavishya – Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System, National Mission on Bamboo Applications (NMBA), Makeathon, Housing for All, Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana.

# Other Government Schemes and programs – Schemes from the ministry of minority affairs, Schemes for the development of north-east, Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana, Schemes on Protection of Women, One Stop Centre Scheme and the Nirbhaya Fund, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), School Nursery Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY), Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram, Social Security Scheme for Farmers : Ministry of Agriculture.

# Themes, Indexes & Reports Around the World – World Happiness Report, Conflict Armament Research (CAR), Internet readiness index, USCC IP Index, Global Talent Competitiveness Index, World Economic Forum (WEF), World Development Report, Global ICT Development Index, Human Development Report by UNDP and Human development index.

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