Global Gender Gap Report 2021: WEF

India has fallen 28 places in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2021. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, One Stop Centre (OSC) Scheme, Ujjawala Scheme are some the initiatives launched by the government to address the issue of gender inequality. Further, the principle of gender equality is enshrined in the Indian Constitution in its Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental

Human Rights Report 2020

The US State Department, in its 2020 Human Rights Report, pointed out several Human Rights Issues in India. The report, which is submitted each year to the US Congress, is retrospective and contains a country wise discussion of the state of human rights. Earlier in March 2021, Freedom in the World 2021 report had downgraded India’s status from ‘Free’ to

The Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process

External Affairs Minister of India attended the 9th Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. He called for a “double peace” which means peace within Afghanistan and peace around Afghanistan and also said India supports the Intra-Afghan Negotiations (IAN). The Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process: The Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HoA-IP): It was founded in November, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. It provides

Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin

Due to adverse impact of Covid-19, only 5.4% of the sanctioned houses under the central government’s flagship rural housing scheme, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin, have reached completion for the year 2020-2021. Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin About the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G): Launch: To achieve the objective of “Housing for All” by 2022, the erstwhile rural housing scheme Indira Awaas Yojana

Asteroid Apophis

Recently, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has ruled out the possibility of the dreaded asteroid Apophis causing any damage to the Earth for the next 100 years. Asteroid Apophis: Size: Apophis is a near-Earth asteroid with a relatively large size (about 335 meters wide). Name & Discovery: Named after the ancient Egyptian god of chaos and darkness, it was discovered in 2004, after which NASA had

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