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National Concerns: 46 million girls went missing in India

State of World’s Population 2020 Report Approx Read Time: 9 minutes In News: United Nations Population Fund has released its annual publication the State of World’s Population 2020 Report. The latest UNFPA report focuses on the three most prevalent issues- Female genital mutilation Child marriage Extreme bias against daughters in favour of sons State of …

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The US sanctions against International Criminal Court: How things got here?

US sanctions against International Criminal Court Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: US President Donald Trump authorized sanctions against ICC officials involved in investigations into possible war crimes by US troops or those of its allies. News Summary: US sanctions against International Criminal Court In 2019, the ICC’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (a Gambian …

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Concern: Seizure of Afghan meth on high seas

Seizure of Afghan meth on high seas Approx Read Time: 6 minutes  About: Methamphetamine Methamphetamine is also known as meth, crystal, glass, ice, speed and shards. It is a psychostimulant “party” drug. It is much cheaper and highly addictive compared to cocaine. Its effect may last for over 12 hours. In contrast, heroin is a …

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SAARC leaders discuss virus fightback plan

Fighting with coronavirus Approx Read Time: 5 minutes   In News: Fighting with coronavirus In an unprecedented initiative, SAARC leaders recently held a summit via video-conference to discuss the way forward to fight the coronavirus pandemic. While the SAARC region has reported 174 cases so far, including 107 in India, the region accounts for one-fifth of …

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Global Concerns: U.S. launches strikes on Taliban

US launches strikes on Taliban Approx Read Time: 4 minutes In News: The US has carried out its first air strike on Taliban fighters in Afghanistan since the two sides signed a troop withdrawal agreement on 29th February. The US attack was in retaliation to an attack by Taliban on an Afghan National Security Forces. …

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