Bharat Ke Veer & Gallantry Awards Portal – New Initiatives

Recently the ministry of home affairs has launched two portals. One is Bharat ke Veer Portal & other is gallantry awards portal. This post would discuss the two portals in some detail: Bharat Ke Veer Portal Ministry of Home Affairs has recently(April 2017) launched the BharatkeVeer web portal and mobile application. The portal is an IT based platform, with an objective to enable willing donors to directly contribute towards the family of Continue Reading

Antibiotic Resistance: Why a concern for India

WHO has recently published first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” which is a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that poses a grave threat to human health.  India is the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics and where carelessness in antibiotic use and environmental antibiotic pollution has been documented. While the government drafted policy measures to tackle the problem, it has not been so forthcoming on the issue. What are antibiotics? Continue Reading

Treatment of Terminally ill Patients Bill and Euthanasia: Explained

A five-member team of the think tank Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy has recently submitted a report on “Medical Treatment of Terminally-Ill Patients (Protection of Patients and Medical Practitioners) Bill, 2016” and asked for scrapping the bill in its current form and suggested drafting a fresh bill. The Treatment of Terminally ill Patients Bill, 2016 was introduced in Parliament, last year. According to bill  terminally ill patient above the age Continue Reading

Supreme Court bans Alcohol on Highways: Analysis

Last week, the Supreme Court confirmed its December order on banning sale of liquor near National and State highways.The SC bench, which consisted of Justice DY Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao were of the opinion that allowing liquor vending within 500 metres of highways would negate the purpose of curbing drunken driving.The important points to note include: In December 2016, the apex court had ordered a complete shutdown of liquor shops Continue Reading

BSIII BSIV Issue Explained: What is Bharat Stage Emission Standard

During last 2 days there has been unprecedented rush to buy new vehicles, vehicle showrooms had to be closed and at some places even police protection was required. The huge rush to buy vehicles has been triggered by heavy discount in terms of 12000-15000 + free insurance being offered by Auto-Companies. Why are company offering such heavy discounts on vehicles ? On 29th March, 2017, the Supreme Court of India passed a Continue Reading