Indian society

Tribals in non-ST villages feel left out

Syllabus: Salient features of Indian Society Context Rights activists decry delay in bringing them under Fifth Schedule protection What is the Problem Tribals who have been cultivating small portions of land for a sustainable living in some of the non-Scheduled Tribe villages and hamlets predominantly inhabited by PVTGs (Particularly Vulnerable …

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The Centre ordered that public broadcaster, previously known as All India Radio (AIR), be exclusively referred to as Akashvani in all broadcasts and programmes. Previously, the two names were used interchangeably. Guglielmo Marconi sent out the first radio transmission in 1895. In India, the Radio Club of Bombay sent out the first commercial transmission in 1923. The Calcutta Radio Club was …

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Adultery law violates dignity of woman: SC

Extract: A five-judge Constitution bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra made the observation while hearing a case challenging the validity of the penal law which makes adultery an offence punishable only for the male and not the consenting women. Source:

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Rajiv Sadbhavana Award for Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi has been chosen for this year’s Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award for promoting communal harmony and peace. The award carries a citation and a cash award of Rs. 10 lakh. Sadbhavana Award has been given to Gopalkrishna Gandhi for his outstanding contribution towards the promotion …

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