Ways to achieve nutrition security in the country to drive sustainable growth for India

Context :  A recent United Nations report-  The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2020 highlighted that there are 189.2 million undernourished people in India Even though this number has declined by 60 million over the past decade, the progress is far too slow. While we recorded a drop in undernourishment, obesity

What is article 32?- Why are petitions under article 32 being discouraged?

Context : The Supreme Court while seeking a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on a plea challenging the arrest of Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan, said that the top court is trying to “discourage” filing Article 32 petitions. The top court, which has now posted the plea of Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) seeking

Messenger RNA

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines which recently announced their success use the same technology, based on messenger RNA, or mRNA. What is mRNA? Messenger RNA (mRNA) is a single-stranded RNA (Ribo Nucleic Acid) molecule that is complementary to one of the DNA strands of a gene. The mRNA is an RNA version of the gene

Gupkar Declaration

Gupkar Declaration was a joint resolution signed on August 4, 2019, at Gupkar Residence by the major political parties in Jammu and Kashmir to oppose the Centre’s decision on abrogation of Article 370 which granted a special status to the erstwhile state (now a Union Territory). Gupkar Residence is the house of National Conference president

Conflict in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Nobel Prize winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed started a military operation in the rebellious Tigray region earlier this month. Mr. Abiy has said it would be a limited campaign focusing on the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the militia-cum-political party that runs the northern region. However, almost two weeks into the conflict, Ethiopia risks falling into an

Winter Session of Parliament

The winter session of Parliament, which usually commences by the last week of November, is unlikely to be held due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi. Going by parliamentary records, there had been only three instances — in 1975, 1979 and 1984 — when the winter session was called off. The Cabinet Committee

Appointment of Judges

President of India in exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India has appointed 28 judges to the Allahabad High Court. As per article 217, the Chief Justice of the high court is appointed by the President in consultation with the Chief justice of India as well

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