Rural Health Statistics Report
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently released the Rural Health Statistics Report. According to the report, there is an overall shortage of specialist doctors at the Community Health Centres.
There is an overall shortfall of 76.1% specialist doctors at the Community Health Centres in rural areas.
There are 5,183 Community Health Centres currently functioning in India.
There is a shortfall of 78.9% of surgeons, 78.2% of physic
17 May, 2021
Delay In Judicial Appointments
In light of extraordinary delay in filling up judicial vacancies and to clear the mounting arrears in the various High Courts , the Supreme Court decided to invoke a “dormant provision” in the Constitution to clear the way for appointment of retired judges as ad hoc judges.
Article 224A of the Constitution, which provides for appointment of ad hoc judges in the High Courts based on their consent. A Bench headed by CJI S.A. Bobde has made it clear
20 April, 2021
OCI regulations by Ministry of Home Affairs
New regulations by Home Ministry
The Home Ministry’s March 4 order that required professional Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), such as journalists, engineers and researchers, to notify the Ministry about their activities in India has left them in the lurch.
A portal that was to come up for the purpose is not operational yet.
The official said the OCIs could intimate the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) through e-mail
14 May, 2021
Citizens and citizenship
Civil Services Prelims-2021 postponed to on October 10
The Civil Services (Preliminary) examination, which was scheduled to be held on June 27, has been postponed to October 10.
Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the novel coronavirus, the Union Public Service Commission has deferred the Civil Services Examination, 2021, which was scheduled to be held on June 27, 2021. Now, this examination will be held on October 10, 2021.
The decision comes after the UPSC, last month
14 May, 2021
Maratha quota unconstitutional, violates right to equality, says SC
The Supreme Court struck down the findings of the Justice M.G. Gaikwad Commission, which led to the enactment of the Maratha quota law, and set aside the Bombay High Court judgment which validated the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act of 2018. It declared the Maharashtra law unconstitutional.
Only Centre is empowered to identify SEBC
06 May, 2021
The Supreme Court unveiled its Artificial Intelligence (AI) portal, the Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Court’s Efficiency (SUPACE). A pet project of Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, SUPACE is a tool that collects relevant facts and laws and makes them available to a judge.
The portal is not designed to take decisions, but only to process facts and to make them available to judges looking for an input for a decision.
It is designed to make research easier f
29 April, 2021
Law and Order
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched a Global Diabetes Compact Initiative.
About Global Diabetes Compact Initiative:
Global Diabetes Compact aims to reduce the risk of diabetes. It will ensure that all people diagnosed with diabetes have access to equitable, comprehensive, affordable, quality treatment and care.
This initiative launched at the Global Diabetes Summit.
WHO and the government of Canada Co-hosted the summit with the support of the University of Toronto
20 April, 2021
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has recently launched the EatSmart Cities Challenge and Transport 4 All Challenge.
About EatSmart Cities Challenge:
EatSmart Cities Challenge is organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The challenge is organised in association with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
It aims to motivate Smart Cities to develop a plan that supports a healthy, safe and sustaina
18 April, 2021
Policies and Programmes
NITI Aayog has launched a platform named “Poshan Gyan”.
About Poshan Gyan:
Niti Aayog launched Poshan Gyan in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Centre for Social and Behaviour Change, Ashoka University.
It is a National Digital Repository on health and nutrition.
It is a comprehensive online resource for anybody working in the nutrition sector in India.
It is a collection of effective communication materials created by th
16 April, 2021
Policies and Programmes
The government said that it is fully prepared to implement the mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts from June 1, 2021.
What is Gold hallmarking?
Gold hallmarking is a purity certification of precious metal. At present, It is voluntary in nature.
Gold Hallmarking in India:
In 2019, the Government announced that hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts will be made mandatory across the country.
The government had given jewellers more than a year to shift t
15 April, 2021