Need for Abortion Law in India

Recently, it has been enquired by the Delhi High Court from the Centre about a petition seeking to raise the time period for termination of pregnancy in case of any health risks either to the mother or the fetus, from 20 weeks to 24-26 weeks. Key Facts Related to Abortion According to a study report […]

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Teenage Pregnancies Increase Chance of Child Malnutrition By 10%-WHO Report

Recently, Global Childhood Report 2019 released by UK-based NGO Save the Children has stated that India has been gradually improving its performance in preventing child marriage and related health indicators. According to the report, India has strived to bring down the number of married girls in the age group of 15-19 years by 51% in […]

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NEED FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT POLICY IN INDIA

Hyperconsumption is a curse of our modern times. Humans generate monumental amounts of waste, a sizeable portion of which is disposed in landfills and through waste-to-energy incinerators. However, billions of tonnes of garbage, including microplastics, never make it to landfills or incinerators and end up in the oceans. This garbage chokes marine life and disturbs […]

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TRICKERIES OF MONEY BILL

A Bill is said to be a Money Bill if it only contains provisions related to taxation, borrowing of money by the government, expenditure from or receipt to the Consolidated Fund of India. Bills that only contain provisions that are incidental to these matters would also be regarded as Money Bills. Article 110 of the Indian […]

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FIRST PAST THE POST SYSTEM

A first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system is one in which voters indicate on a ballot the candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins. This is sometimes described as winner takes all. First-past-the-post voting is a plurality voting method. FPTP is a common, but not universal, feature of electoral systems with single-member electoral divisions, and is practised in close […]

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Unique Civil Times Snippets for April 2019

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has named State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs), which in other words mean banks that are too big to fail. Implications As per the norms, these banks will have to set aside more capital for their continued operation. RBI comes with the list every year since 2015. Inclusion in D-SIB indicates that failure of […]

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E-Waste

What is E-Waste? | The Problem with E-Waste

Rapid innovation and lowering costs have dramatically increased access to electronic products and digital technology, with many benefits. This has led to an increase in the use of electronic devices and equipment. The unintended consequence of this is a ballooning of electronic and electrical waste: e-waste. By 2020, this is projected to be between 25- […]

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