India’s Disability Law

Syllabus: GS2/Vulnerable Sections


Persons with Disabilities(PWDs)

India’s Disability Law: Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016

Issues/ Challenges 

Measures Needed

Government Schemes and Initiatives

  1. The Harmonised Guidelines and Standards for Universal Accessibility in India, 2021: These guidelines are an enabling step towards strengthening the national mandate of an Accessible India and a self-reliant India with a vision for a universally accessible and inclusive India.
  2. Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities: Understanding the special needs of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), the government carved out a special department under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  3. ‘Divyang’: With a view to change the societal attitude towards PwDs and to encourage them to participate in the society without any feeling of inferiority, the Prime Minister coined the term ‘divyang’ to denote PwDs. 
  4. Accessible India Campaign: The campaign was launched in 2015 to create a barrier-free environment for divyangjan. The project envisages creation of ramps, help desks and accessible toilets in public places.
  5. Sugamya Bharat: To understand the problems of divyangjan, the Government has launched the Sugamya Bharat app. The app lets people provide feedback on accessibility issues for PwDs.
  6. Unique Disability Identity Project (UDID): The Project is aimed at easing disability certification, while weeding out fraud in the process. 
  7. Divya Kala Shakti: It is a scheme of the Government of India to encourage divyangjan to participate in cultural activities.
  8. Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids and Appliances (ADIP) Scheme: Under this programme, the Government provides aids and assistive devices to PwDs.


Source: IE

Code to Check Unethical Drug Practices 

Syllabus: GS2/Health, GS4/ Ethics


Uniform Code for Pharmaceuticals Marketing Practices (UCPMP) 2024

Pharma-Doctor Nexus: Freebies to Doctors

Challenges Associated with this Relationship 

Other Measures taken by Government

Indian Pharmaceutical Industry

– Indian pharmaceutical industry is the 3rd largest pharmaceutical industry in the world by volume with current market size of around USD 50 Billions.
– India, the world’s largest provider of generic drugs exported pharmaceuticals worth over 25 billion U.S. dollars in the financial year 2023. 
– According to the Indian Economic Survey 2021, the pharmaceutical industry in India is expected to reach USD 120-130 Billion by 2030. 

Source: TH

Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram Redevelopment Project

Syllabus: GS1/Modern History



Historical Importance of the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati: 

Source: IE

19th Foundation Day of NCPCR

Syllabus: GS2/Indian Polity



What Rights do Children Have?

Constitutional Rights of Children in India

Constitutional Rights of Children in India

India have Following Major Acts for Children:

United Nations Convention on the Rights Of The Child

– Applies equally to both girls and boys up to the age of 18, even if they are married or already have children of their own.
– The convention is guided by the principles of ‘Best Interest of the Child’ and ‘Non-discrimination’ and ‘Respect for views of the child.’
– It emphasises the importance of the family and the need to create an environment that is conducive to the healthy growth and development of children.
– It obligates the state to respect and ensure that children get a fair and equitable deal in society.

Source: PIB

News in Short

GI Tag to Majuli Mask and Chandi Tarakasi

Syllabus: GS1/Art and Culture


The Majuli Masks of Assam

Silver Filigree Work (Chandi Tarakasi)

Historical Origin:

Additional Information:

– A GI tag is conferred upon products originating from a specific geographical region, signifying unique characteristics and qualities.
a. Essentially, it serves as a trademark in the international market.

Approving and Regulating GI Tag:

– GIs are covered as a component of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) under the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
– At the International level, GI is governed by the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO’s) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
– In India, GIs registration is administered by the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.
a. The first product in India to be accorded with GI tag was Darjeeling tea in the year 2004-05.

Source: IE

Savitribai Phule

Syllabus: GS1/ Modern History: Important Personalities


About Savitribai Phule

Major Contributions

Source: IE

Oath Ceremony of Chief Minister 

Syllabus: GS2/Polity and Governance


Constitutional Provisions

Appointment of the CM

Oath ceremony of CM

 Powers and functions of the Chief Minister

Source: PIB

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