On financial devolution among States

On financial devolution among States Context: Opposition-ruled States, particularly from southern India, are expressing concerns about the fairness of the current financial devolution scheme. Article 270 of the Constitution outlines the distribution of net tax proceeds between the Centre and the States, forming the divisible […]

Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer Context: The government’s plan to encourage vaccination against cervical cancer is a positive step. Relevance: GS-02 (Health) Key Highlights Cervical cancer is closely linked to HPV infection and is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in India. Screening for cervical cancer […]

Having panchayats as self-governing institutions

Having panchayats as self-governing institutions Context: The 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments Acts aimed to establish local self-government through Panchayati Raj institutions. Despite three decades since these amendments, the revenue generation capacity of Panchayats remains low. Relevance: GS-02 (Governance, Panchayats) Key Highlights Panchayats depend heavily […]

Young Scientist Programme (YUVIKA)

Young Scientist Programme (YUVIKA) Context: Recently, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced the Young Scientist Programme (YUVIKA) 2024 session. Relevance: GS-3- (Science and Technology) Overview: ISRO unveils the Young Scientist Programme (YUVIKA), targeting school children passionate about space science, technology, and its applications. The program […]