SOP for Adoption of Integrity Pact Amended: CVC
Central Vigilance Commission
CVC is the apex vigilance institution, free of control from any executive authority, monitoring all vigilance activity under the Central Government and advising various authorities in Central Government organizations in planning, executing, reviewing and reforming their vigilance work.
It is an independent body and is only responsible to the Parliament.
It was set up by the Government in February, 1964
26 October, 2020
Moral injury is the damage done to one’s conscience or moral compass when that person perpetrates, witnesses, or fails to prevent acts that transgress one’s own moral beliefs, values, or ethical codes of conduct.
Within the context of military service, particularly regarding the experience of war, “moral injury” refers to the lasting emotional, psychological, social, behavioral, and spiritual impacts of actions that violate a service member’s co
19 July, 2020
10 ELEMENTS OF Good Journalism
Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel spelt out 10 elements common to good journalism.They are:
1) Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth;
2) Its first loyalty is to citizens;
3) Its essence is a discipline of verification;
4) Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover;
5) It must serve as an independent monitor of power;
6) It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise;
7) It must strive
06 July, 2020
Transparency and accountability
NITI Aayog: Navigating the New Normal
Part of: GS-IV- Ethics-Persuasion (MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST)
The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, in partnership with several other stakeholders has launched a behaviour change campaign called ‘Navigating the New Normal’, and its website.
The campaign has two parts:
Covid-safe behavioural norms: The first is a web portal, containing resources informed by be
29 June, 2020
AYUSH Ministry gears up for International Day of Yoga 2020 with the “Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family” campaign
In context of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, slowdown in daily activities and restrictions on the movement of people, this year’s observance of International Day of Yoga will aim to highlight the health-building and stress-relieving aspects of Yoga.
To facilitate this, the Ministry of AYUSH is organising a trainer-led session which will be
17 June, 2020
Profit, not profiteering
States have done well to step in to regulate charges for COVID-19 care in private hospitals
The role of the state as a big brother is problematic, and yet only a vigilant, just state can temper the avaricious excesses in the society it governs. The move by certain States to regulate hospital fees charged in the private sector for COVID-19 care falls square in this category. Bombarded with reports about exorbitant bills being raised in the private se
08 June, 2020
My Life My Yoga
Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India today called upon one and all to participate in the “My Life – My Yoga”(also called “Jeevan Yoga”) Video Blogging Contest, a joint effort by the Ministry of AYUSH and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), during the course of his monthly Mann Ki Baat address to the nation.
About My Life – My Yoga
The contest focuses on the transformative impact of Yo
01 June, 2020
Older men worry less about Covid-19 than others: study
Data on Covid-19 so far has indicated that men are more vulnerable than women, and the elderly more vulnerable than the young.
Now, a study has found that older men worry less about Covid-19 than women their age or than younger men and women, and thus may be at greater risk of contracting it.
This is a concern given that older men are already more at risk, according to the study by researchers at Georgia State University, and publ
30 May, 2020
Forced to adopt new habits-COVID-19
Starting new habits is tough and requires overcoming inertia. Most of the time humans like maintaining the status quo.
The majority of us don’t change the default settings when we buy a new mobile phone.
Nor we do change the default settings of any new app we download.
The tendency to stick with defaults happens across different aspects of our lives, from personal to social to office work.
Rise of New habits
14 May, 2020
Right to Information
Part of: GS-IV- Ethics (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST)
The right to information gained power when Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948 providing everyone the right to seek, receive, information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
The International Covenant on Civil and Political rights 1966 states that everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression, the freedom to seek and i
10 May, 2020
Transparency and accountability