NISHTHA: Teachers Training Programme

NISHTHA: Teachers’ Training Programme: Ministry of Tribal Affairs and NCERT come together on a joint mission for NISHTHA Capacity Building Programme for Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) Teachers and Principals. National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) is a national mission to improve learning outcomes at the elementary level. This is done […]

Cinematograph Act Of 1952

The Cinematograph Act Of 1952: The draft was recently released by the Centre. It seeks to amend the Cinematograph Act of 1952. Key Provisions: Revision of certification: This provision will give the Centre “revisionary powers” and enable it to “re-examine” films already cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). It seeks to introduce […]

Land For Life Award : UN

Land For Life Award: UN: Shyam Sundar Jyani, a Rajasthan-based climate activist, has won the prestigious United Nations’ Land for Life Award for his environment conservation concept, Familial Forestry. The winner was announced on 17th June 2021 which is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Familial Forestry means transferring the care of the […]

Flash Sales Ban: Consumer Protection (e-Commerce) Rules 2020

Flash sales: The government proposed changes to the Consumer Protection (e-commerce) Rules 2020, banning all “flash sales” in order to monitor the deep discounts offered on e-commerce websites. Conventional flash sales by third party sellers are not banned on e-commerce platforms but only the predatory ones. Small businesses complain of misuse of market dominance and […]

Delimitation Exercise Has Started In Jammu And Kashmir

Delimitation Exercise Has Started In Jammu And Kashmir (J&K): The completion of the delimitation exercise will mark the political process in the Union Territory (UT) that has been under Centre’s rule since June 2018. The delimitation exercise in J&K in the past has been slightly different from those in the rest of the country because […]

Suicide Worldwide In 2019 : WHO

Suicide Worldwide In 2019: WHO: A report titled Suicide worldwide in 2019 was published by the World Health Organization (WHO). Suicide is defined as death caused by self-directed injurious behavior with intent to die as a result of the behavior. Suicides in 2019: The Covid-19-pandemic has increased mental stress globally. However a crisis was already […]

China As A Security Risk : NATO

China As A Security Risk: NATO: The recently held North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit for the first time has explicitly described China as a security risk. The other two threats identified by the NATO ‘declaration’ are Russia and terrorism. North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO): Formation: NATO was established by the North Atlantic Treaty (also […]