MakhaBucha Ceremony

MakhaBucha Ceremony Context: Recently, the MakhaBucha (Magh Puja) ceremony which is one of the five most revered events for Buddhists in Thailand, was gracefully conducted by the esteemed Somdet and other senior monks of Thailand. Relevance: GS-01 (History, Culture) Key Highlights: The ceremony took place […]

Senior Care Reforms in India

Senior Care Reforms in India Context: NITI Aayog recently unveiled a position paper titled “Senior Care Reforms in India: Reimagining the Senior Care Paradigm”. Relevance: GS-02 (Government policies and interventions) Background: India is experiencing a very high increase in its elderly population, with a declining […]

The ART of India’s HIV/AIDS response

The ART of India’s HIV/AIDS response     Context: April 1st commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Free Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) programme  of India’s battle against HIV/AIDS. This decision which was aimed at providing free ART to Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV) was a pivotal […]