Social Justice

Need for Educational Reforms

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Why in news? PEW Research Centre in New York, a think-tank focusing on public issues released a research study with findings of a comparison of schooling standards in over 90 countries. What does t…

June 27, 2017 0 399

Women side of the agricultural crisis

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What is the issue? In the discussions regarding the distress of the farmers, there is a silence about the role of 80-100 million women farmers or agricultural labours. What was the predicament of wo…

June 21, 2017 0 543

Population and its problems

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What is the issue? India’s ‘demographic dividend’ is a myth with resources under stress, be it health or education. What is the elephant in the room crisis? India’s enormo…

June 20, 2017 0 661

Multidimensional Poverty Status

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Why in News? A survey conducted by Oxford finds that the country’s 217 million children, nearly 50% endure multidimensional poverty. About 31% of the world’s “multidimensionally …

June 04, 2017 0 393

Chakmas and Hajongs

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Why in news? A long-standing demand of the Chakma and Hajong refugee community for Indian citizenship may be met soon. Who are these people? Chakmas and Hajongs were originally residents of the C…

May 22, 2017 0 507

Telangana’s Muslim Reservation Bill

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Why in news? The recent bill passed by the TRS government in Telangana that increased the quota for OBC (Pasmanda) Muslims and STs needs critical evaluation. What is the background of the issue? …

May 19, 2017 0 409

Indian Exclusion Report

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Why in news? Indian Exclusion Report (IXR) is released by the Centre for Equity Studies (CES) in New Delhi. What is IXR about? The 2016 IXR Report determines exclusion by taking into account four…

May 13, 2017 0 445

Registration of Child Care Institutions

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Why in news? The facility of online registration of Child Care Institutions across the country was launched by the Minister of Women & Child Development. What kind of system is at available at p…

May 06, 2017 0 384

The term ‘Unsound Mind’

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What is the issue? The term ‘unsound mind’ appears frequently in Indian law. The Constitution of India disqualifies a person from being a MP or MLA, “if he is of unsound mind and…

April 23, 2017 0 648

Telangana Muslim Reservation

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Why in news? The Telangana assembly passed a law increasing the reservation for OBC Muslims in jobs and education from 4% to 12%. It asked the Centre to include the 62% reservation in the state in…

April 22, 2017 0 610