[Society] School dropout rate

2022-09-26T14:45:56+05:30By |Categories: Society|

Background: – The information has been obtained from the minutes of the meetings of the Project Approval Board (PAB) under the Ministry of Education on the ‘Samagra Shiksha’ programme for 2022-23. […]

[Society] Declining Fertility and Consequence

2022-09-18T18:47:10+05:30By |Categories: Society|

Declining Fertility and Consequence: Global population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030 Average global fertility has been consistently declining over the past 70 years. The average number of children per woman in the reproductive age group has declined from an average of five children per woman in 1951 to 2.4 children in 2020 (World Population Prospects [...]

[Society] Glass Ceiling Effect in India

2022-09-03T15:51:50+05:30By |Categories: Society|Tags: |

What is Glass Ceiling ? Glass ceiling refers to the fact that a qualified person whishing to advance within the hierarchy of his/her organization is stopped at a lower level due to a discrimination most often based on sex or race. The glass ceiling refers thus to vertical discrimination most frequently [...]

[Society] Quota without data

2021-11-05T11:56:32+05:30By |Categories: Society|Tags: |

An exclusive internal quota for a single caste group was always fraught with the danger of judicial invalidation. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Madras High Court has struck down the Tamil Nadu law that earmarked 10.5% of seats in educational institutions and jobs for the Vanniyakula Kshatriya community [...]

Global Hunger Index 2021 and India

2021-10-18T22:46:07+05:30By |Categories: Society|Tags: |

This year’s Global Hunger Index (GHI) did not go down well with the government. This was expected given that it ranks India 101 out of 116 countries for which reliable and comparable data exist. To add insult to injury, the GHI puts India far below some of its neighbouring countries. [...]

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