Hague convention

Background:- Over three crore Indians living abroad have cross-border marriages. When such a diverse family unit breaks down, children suffer as they are dragged into an international legal battle between their parents. India has not signed the Hague treaty yet. Hague convention:- The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is an… Continue reading Hague convention


Rampant evergreening in Indian pharma industry

    Background: Accessible and affordable medicines are of utmost importance for any needy patient. In a developing country like India and many of its counterparts, generic drugs will be the panacea. India’s rejections for ‘secondary patents’ are commendable. Introduction: India is the largest provider of generic drugsglobally with the Indian generics accounting for 20… Continue reading Rampant evergreening in Indian pharma industry


Peace in Afghanistan

Background :- Violence in Afghanistan had escalated dangerously over the years. According to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, the number of casualties in the first three months of 2018 was already 2,258 . Taliban is rejecting Afghanistan’s offer of talks without preconditions and calling for the targeting of American forces in Afghanistan as part of… Continue reading Peace in Afghanistan


Govt. Has No Right to Enter Our Bedrooms

Keshav Suri, the Executive Director of the Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) demanding scrapping of section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that criminalises homosexuality. “It’s not just about decriminalising, it’s also about every citizen, every consenting adult in this country having a right to choose their… Continue reading Govt. Has No Right to Enter Our Bedrooms


Jammu and Kashmir violence

Background:- Recently centre has announced that it revoked the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya .In Arunachal Pradesh, the impact of AFSPA was reduced to eight police stations Right now AFSPA is effective in the whole of Nagaland, Assam, Manipur (excluding seven assembly constituencies of Imphal) and parts of Arunachal Pradesh Why is there the need to… Continue reading Jammu and Kashmir violence


The Simla Agreement

Background:- The 1971 India-Pakistan war and the Shimla Agreement of 1972 are some of the most important events of the 20th century history of the Indian subcontinent. The decisions taken/not taken at Shimla continue to affect the Indian subcontinent and even more importantly the rationale, mindsets and logic on display then continues to be part… Continue reading The Simla Agreement


India-Japan Relationship

1. India - Japan civil nuclear deal The India-Japan Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy entered into force on July 20, 2017. The pact was signed in Tokyo during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Japan on November 11, 2016. India is the first non-member of the non-proliferation treaty (NPT)… Continue reading India-Japan Relationship


Eradication of poverty

Prime Minister of India set a target to alleviate poverty from the nation in coming 5 years. India, even after seven decades of independence, and being one of the major world economies, has about a quarter of population living under poverty. Every successive government, since 1947, has tried to reduce poverty by making various policies.… Continue reading Eradication of poverty