Editorials

National Health Mission

national health mission

Introduction: The National Health Mission (NHM) was launched in 2013 as an umbrella program to integrate various ongoing health initiatives under one overarching framework. It aims to provide accessible, affordable, and equitable healthcare services to all citizens, especially those in rural and remote areas, as well as marginalized communities. Objectives: …

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Industrial Alcohol -Centre and State Laws for its Regulation

Industrial Alcohol Regulation

Concept : Industrial alcohol, unlike alcoholic beverages, is not meant for human consumption (denatured). It finds applications in various sectors, including manufacturing pharmaceuticals, disinfectants, chemicals, and even biofuels. Constitutional Framework: State List (Entry 8): Entry 8 in the State List grants states authority over intoxicating liquor legislation, including production, possession, …

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Higgs Boson – The God Particle of Quantum Physics

Higgs Boson

  Concept : About Higgs Boson The Higgs boson imparts mass to elementary particles like electrons and quarks, being fundamental to the Higgs field. It is among the 17 elementary particles constituting the Standard Model of particle physics, the leading framework describing the universe’s fundamental constituents. The Higgs boson earns …

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Dual Emergence of Cicada

cicada

  Concept: Cicadas are insects belonging to the hemipteran order, renowned for their loud, intricate, and species-specific acoustic signals or songs. Cicada Diversity: India and Bangladesh boast the highest generic diversity of cicadas globally, closely followed by China. Most cicadas inhabit the canopies of natural forests with towering trees. One …

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PMLA: Combating Money Laundering and Financial Crimes

pmla

Concept : The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), enacted by the Indian government, targets money laundering and associated financial offenses. Enacted in 2002, the PMLA aims to prevent and control money laundering activities and confiscate proceeds of crime derived from illicit activities. Key Provisions: Offences and Penalties: The PMLA …

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Total Solar Eclipse Ramadan: Spectacle of Sun, Moon and Earth

total solar eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse: A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, completely obscuring the Sun’s disk and casting a large shadow on the Earth’s surface. Those located within the path of totality, where the Moon’s shadow fully covers the Sun, witness a total solar …

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Rakhigarhi: Unveiling the Largest Harappan Settlement in Haryana

rakhigarhi

Concept : Rakhigarhi, situated within the Hisar district of Haryana, amidst the Ghaggar-Hakra river plain, stands as a significant archaeological site. Holding the distinction of being the largest Harappan settlement in the Indian subcontinent, its origins trace back to the period between 2600-1900 BCE. However, the site confronts imminent threats …

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UNHRC – Council for Preventing Human Rights Violations

UNHRC

  Concept: The UNHRC is a subsidiary body of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) responsible for promoting and protecting human rights worldwide. It was established in 2006, replacing the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR), with the aim of addressing the shortcomings of its predecessor and enhancing the …

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Purchasing Managers’ Index: The Economic Health Indicator

purchasing manager's index

TABLE OF CONTENTS News Concept Calculation Components of PMI PMI Releases News: Business activity in the services sectors likely clocked their fastest expansion in more than 13 and a half years in March, aided by a record uptick in export orders, as per the HSBC India Services Purchasing Managers’ Index …

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