Significant decline in the Maternal Mortality Ratio: Basics Explained

There has been a significant decline in the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in the country:from 130 in 2014-16 to 97 per lakh live births in 2018-20.          As per the Special Bulletin on MMR released by the Registrar General of…

Freedom of religion not a right to convert: Basics Explained

The Centre told the Supreme Court it is contemplating measures to curb the “menace” of conversion through “force, fraud, allurement and deception”, while arguing that the “right to freedom of religion does not confer a fundamental right to convert other…

Bail is the rule and jail an exception: Basics Explained

Read: Bail is the rule and jail an exception: How the right to bail has been eroded in the name of ‘public safety’ | The Financial Express The article talks about how denying bail to undertrials compromising the concept of…

India participated in the 22nd (COM) meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

India participated in the 22nd Council of Ministers’ (COM) meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) held at Dhaka. The Indian delegation was led by Minister of State External Affairs (MoS), Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh. MoS, in his remarks…

ISRO PSLV-C54 launches 9 satellites: Basics Explained

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) PSLV launched Earth Observation Satellite – 06 (EOS-06) and eight nanosatellites on 26 November. The eight nanosatellites include ISRO Nano Satellite-2 for Bhutan (INS-2B), Anand, Astrocast (four satellites), and two Thybolt satellites. The EOS-6…

An international conference on trade in endangered species: Basics Explained

An international conference on trade in endangered species ended in Panama, with protections established for over 500 species. The measures were approved by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, known by its initials…

Ministerial conference on Antimicrobial Resistance: Basics Explained

Oman  hosted the 3rd high-level ministerial conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), on 24 and 25 November 2022, to accelerate tackling AMR at the national, regional, and global levels and to enhance international cooperation. The conference, which was held under the…