India’s Women in Science

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Achievements of Indians in Science & Technology   Source: IE  Context: Two books – Lilavati’s Daughters (2008) and Lab Hopping (2023) – highlight the complicated relationship between science and gender in India.   Some notable women scientists of India: Anandibai Joshi (India’s first woman physician), Iravati Karve (India’s first woman anthropologist),  …

Why has the RBI withdrawn Rs 2,000 notes?

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment   Source: IE Context: The RBI has decided to withdraw the Rs 2000 denomination banknotes from circulation.   When were the Rs 2000 banknotes introduced? On November 8 2016, the PM of India announced demonetisation, withdrawing two …