UPSC Syllabus : Achievements of Indians in science & technology
2. More bang for the buck: (GS-3)
UPSC Syllabus : Achievements of Indians in science & technology.
While satellite launches make for a good spectacle, they are meaningful only in so far as they aid commerce and generate revenue and jobs. Indian regulations restrict access to satellite images sharper than one metre to the government.
3. Stubble burning is not the only culprit (GS-3)
UPSC Syllabus : : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation
The International Labour Organisation’s Labour Inspection Convention of 1947 (Convention C081) — it has been ratifi-ed by India — provides for a well-resourced and independent inspectorate with provisions to allow thorough inspections and free access to workplaces. Ignoring these provisions, the draft rules propose another ad-hoc and unclear mechanism called the “inspection scheme”.
UPSC Syllabus : Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre; laws constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
India’s vocal LGBTQI community had problems with the Bill’s basics — right from the nomenclature. Calling it a ‘Transgender Persons’ Bill would not give adequate play to the diversity the non-binaries included, it argued, instead calling for a more broad-based definition.
5. Govt. extends 15th finance panel term : (GS-2)
UPSC Syllabus : Indian polity; finance commission
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