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Temple Management

4th August – Chardham Board Verdict

Chardham Board Verdict In a major setback to the arguments on the state’s control of Hindu temples, the Uttarakhand High Court has recently upheld the constitutionality of the Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board Act, 2019 that was enacted by the Uttarakhand government. What is the controversy? The Uttarakhand law allegedly takes control of four …

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Women

24th July – Women in pandemic

How pandemic strengthens patriarchy? Domestic maintenance work and care, much of which are done largely by women within the confines of the home, have become the pillars of post-COVID life and coping strategies. Though central to the survival, well-being and flourishing of human beings, such work has historically been viewed with disdain. This is especially …

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Temple

22nd July – Temple Management

A template to manage temples In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has held that the erstwhile Travancore royal family is the “human ministrant” or the shebait (manager) of the properties belonging to Sri Padmanabha, chief deity of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. The judgment also makes it clear that the temple is a …

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Women in workforce

6th July – Women in workforce

Reset rural job policies, recognise women’s work The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on women’s work, but official statistics do not capture women in workforce adequately and accurately. A survey by the Azim Premji University, of 5,000 workers across 12 States — of whom 52% were women workers — found that women workers …

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Suicide

23rd June – Section 309 of the IPC

Section 309 of IPC A recent suicide case of a popular actor has moved the conversation around the sensitivity with which issues surrounding mental health should be handled. However, one of the most archaic laws that punishes attempts to commit suicide – Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)— contrary to popular perception that …

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Immunity Passports

20th June – Immunity Passports

Immunity Passports In a recent article, Paul Romer suggested that as nations come out of lockdown, they should be adopting an “identify and isolate” strategy. To do this, they need to dramatically increase the volume of their testing. Doing more tests – His recommendation for the US is that everyone should be tested once every …

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Migration

29th May – Migration in India (Gandhian view)

The echo of migrant footfalls and the silence of policy In December 2019, an economist provided figures on migration, based on the 2011 national census, showing that the number of internal migrants had grown by another 100 million. Or that a third of India’s population — one in every three Indians — are migrants. Most …

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Aatmnirbhar Bharat Fiscal Package

27th May – Aatmnirbhar Fiscal Stimulus Package

A well-balanced fiscal stimulus package Cognisant of its constraints and compulsions, the government of India has adopted a twin mantra for shaping its stimulus package, rolled out in five phases plus one earlier phase. Objective of the fiscal package- The first strand has been to first ensure that the human cost of the COVID-19 crisis …

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Gender Equality

16th May – Gender Equality

Gender Rights : Reflection, Commitment and Action Constitution ensures protection against discrimination on the basis of gender through Article 14, 15(1) and 16(2). Article 39(a), 39(c) and 42 of the Directive Principles of State Policy provided in Part-IV guides that India’s governance shall ensure gender equality in law and policy. Article 51A(e) imposes fundamental duty …

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Population

25th March – Population

Rising population – Disastrous dividend India is set to become the most populous nation in 2027, surpassing China, according to an estimation by the United Nation’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs.  Details – India’s population has been growing at a much faster rate than China’s, with the poorer regions contributing the most to that …

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