Anecdotes, Facts, Examples for GS and Essay - ForumIAS

Anecdotes, Facts, Examples for GS and Essay

Have some notes from 'Seen and Unseen'...will add that here :

1. Achievements of women : Hansa Mehta played a key role in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Begum Shareefah Ali was a founding member of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 1947. Lakshmi Menon headed the UN’s women and children section between 1949 and 1950. Renuka Ray represented India at the General Assembly in 1949.

2. In his book 'The Ultimate Resouce' , Julius Simon calls human as the ultimate resource & says that the argument that high population is a reason for poverty is just an excuse for bad governance. Every human has the capability to give something unique back to society but for that they need to cross a certain susbsistence threshold.
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@D503 I had read this very article before mains last year.... helped me in 1 ethics ques and as an opening in essay. :)


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In the book 'Everybody lies', the author remarks that the in modern info age, the most naked expression of ourselves lie in Google searches. He has analysed metadata of Google searches over years and provided numerous eg of how it can be used to let's say frame national policy on issues. For eg, while analysing metadata for Brazil he noticed that a lot of pregnancy related searches were about the effect/side-effect of consuming papaya during pregnancy. This means a lot of people do not have clarity on it and hence it can be used to provide awareness and information by the govt regarding this to pregnant women. 
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