“Saathiya” – education on issues considered taboo by adolescents and their families (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II, III)

At the release of the Saathiya Resource Kit and Saathiya Salah, a mobile app which can be downloaded from the Google play-store, the health ministry outlined its plan to have 1.6 lakh peer educators on the field to answer queries from teenagers and to also impart life lessons to them. These educators would be taking

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’39 writers have returned awards’ (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II, III)

Thirty-nine writers returned their Sahitya Akademi awards during the past three years, saying the Akademi “kept silent” when their freedom of expression was “under attack”. Reason for returning awards The writers returned their awards against the backdrop of the institution’s “silence” on the murder of fellow writer M.M. Kalburgi as well against the “communal” atmosphere

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Suspension of NDTV for a day initiated a debate over media freedom (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II, Topic: Media Ethics)

The order of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, directing that Hindi television channel NDTV India be taken off air for 24 hours on November 9, is a serious violation of media freedom.  Why was the suspension undertaken? The decision arises from the telecast of developments relating to the terrorist attack on the Pathankot Air Force

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Reducing prejudice against people with AIDS (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II)

The revival of the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014, and the Union Cabinet’s approval for provisions that make discrimination against people living with the virus punishable, are positive steps. Possible Implementation of the bill 1. Such laws, however, can only deliver benefits within the overall constraints imposed by an underfunded public health

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University copying books for teaching is not copyright violation: Delhi HC (Relevant for GS Mains Paper III)

Decision by Delhi High CourtThe Delhi High Court on Friday held that the photocopying of course packs prepared by Delhi University comprising portions from books published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor & Francis did not amount to infringement of copyright. The court dismissed the suit initiated by the publishing majors, which

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