[Society] Quota without data

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

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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 and [...]

Global Hunger Index 2021 and India

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

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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 [...]

Emergency Report of School Education (ERSE)

2021-09-22T15:35:13+05:30By |Categories: Society|Tags: |

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The prolonged closure of schools after the sudden and totally unplanned lockdown in March 2020 to a possible re-opening at the end of September 2021 (a period of 18 months) has grabbed some media attention at last. Following the release of the Emergency Report of School Education (ERSE) based on the [...]

[Society] Providing horizontal quota: the Bihar way

2021-08-04T22:56:57+05:30By |Categories: Society|Tags: |

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Syllabus:- GS II ( Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections) The case for reservations for women and transgender persons in [...]

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