HIV/AIDS ACT, 2017

Why in News? Health Ministry issues notification to bring HIV/AIDS Act, 2017, into force. Problems faced by HIV Patients Apart from the mental and physical trauma the HIV/AIDS patients go through, there are various problems that they face socially, like- • Stigma and Discrimination- Sometimes, people wit HIV/AIDS are abandoned by their families and are […]

AYUSHMAN BHARAT – PRADHAN MANTRI JAN AROGYA YOJANA

Why in news? Prime Minister on 23rd September 2018 launched the world’s largest state funded health insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY). Background In the General Budget 2018-19, the Government announced a major initiative in health sector- Ayushman Bharat programme aimed at making path breaking interventions to address health holistically, in primary, secondary […]

STATE OF INTERNAL MIGRANTS IN INDIA (STATE OF INTERNAL MIGRANTS IN INDIA)

Why in news? The recent exodus of migrant workers from Gujarat especially workers from UP and Bihar, following a rape incident has brought into limelight the issue of internal migration in India. Reasons of Migration • Structural transformation of the economy- The economic reforms of 1992 brought about fundamental changes in the economy of India. […]

DEFINING MINORITIES IN INDIA

Why in news? The Supreme Court recently asked the National Commission for Minorities to take a decision on a plea seeking guidelines for defining the term ‘minority’ and for their identification State-wise. More on news • The PIL sought minority status for Hindus in Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, J&K, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Punjab. • […]

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN INDIA

Why in news? Recently in the Monsson session of Parliament, the government has responded to the questions on human trafficking in India. About Human Trafficking • Elements of Human Trafficking: Trafficking in persons has three constituent elements: o The Act (What is done): Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons; o The Means (How […]