RIGHT TO PRIVATE PROPERTY
The case starts with an 80-year-old woman whose 3.34 hectare of land was forcefully taken over by the government of Himachal Pradesh in 1967 for a road construction.
Nature strikes when it suffers
Each life on this Earth has a closely intertwined history with that of nature. The world of which we are a member is a dynamic, continuously changing natural system. Throughout human history, natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, volcanoes, etc. have been recurring.
Vivad se Vishwas (The Scheme)
The scheme introduced by the Ministry of Finance gives the taxpayers who pay their contested taxes on or before 31 March 2020 a full waiver on interest and penalty. Inspired by the success of the Sabka Vishwas Scheme that reduced a number of indirect tax disputes, on February 5, 2020, the Finance Minister tabled The Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Act, 2020 in Parliament.
What is a plasma bank?
Convalescent plasma therapy is an experimental treatment for patients with severe coronavirus disease (Covid-19). It is being used as a trial since no drug has been proved effective for treating Covid-19 till date. It is similar to a blood bank and stores plasma received from the persons who have recovered from Covid-19.
Why is it in the News?
The recent fiasco related to the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC) has brought to the fore the problems associated with Cooperative banks and the need for regulating them.
Draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2020
What is Environmental Impact Assessment?
Environmental Impact Assessment is the study which predicts the environmental, social and economic effects of a proposed industrial or infrastructural project. It prevents the proposed project from being approved without proper oversight or taking adverse consequences into account.
ASER stands for the Annual Status of Education Report and seeks to include an annual report on the basic learning rates of children across the country for each district and state. ASER survey uses the 2011 census as a sample, which is the only annual source that provides information on the results of children's enrolment, schooling and foundation skills in India.
Effect of lockdown - a massive increase in Unemployment
India has implemented one of the world's strictest lockdowns to control the Covid-19 outbreak. This resulted in an almost complete shutdown in April 2020 of all economic activity, with gradual and partial lifting of restrictions throughout the month of May. The apparent consequence of this shutdown was a huge rise in joblessness.
RAPID ANTIGEN DETECTION TEST
A rapid antigen test also called rapid diagnostic test used for point-of-care testing which directly detects the presence or absence of an antigen.
e-Raksha competition has been launched by National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) in partnership with Cyber Peace Foundation and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisations (UNESCO)