Important Editorials on Society
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[Society] How is India planning to end child marriage?
Background The steering committee of a global programme to end...Read More
[Society] School dropout rate
Background: – The information has been obtained from the minutes...Read More
[Society] Declining Fertility and Consequence
Declining Fertility and Consequence: Global population could grow to around 8.5...Read More
#Must Read [Society] The future of old times in India
Life expectancy in India has more than doubled since Independence...Read More
[Society] India needs more investment in higher education
Background : 1) A few days before India celebrated the...Read More
[Society] Glass Ceiling Effect in India
What is Glass Ceiling ? Glass ceiling refers to the...Read More
[Society] Public Health Engineering
Introduction Globally, around 80% of wastewater flows back into the...Read More
Global Hunger Index 2021 and India
This year’s Global Hunger Index (GHI) did not go down...Read More
Covid-19: Disturbing impact on India’s children
14% of children studying in government schools in villages, and...Read More
Economic Cost of neglecting mental health of children
Economic price for neglecting mental health of children is $387.2...Read More
Emergency Report of School Education (ERSE)
The prolonged closure of schools after the sudden and totally unplanned lockdown...Read More
#Must Read-[Society] Why coercive population control measures are a bad idea
Syllabus Connect :- GS I ( Population and associated issues)...Read More
[Society] Providing horizontal quota: the Bihar way
Syllabus:- GS II ( Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of...Read More
No need for a drastic population policy
Population policy is suddenly in the news in India with...Read More
[Report] The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020
Food insecurity has been on the rise since 2014, and...Read More
National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) – Phase-I (Important Data Sets and Some Key Questions)
Context:- The first phase of the 5th round of the...Read More
India sees largest drop in open defecation since 2015: WASH report
India was responsible for the largest drop in open defecation since 2015,...Read More
Lessons from Rajasthan’s rural power solution
Context :- Estimates suggest that India has doubled the electrified...Read More
e-Governance and Police
An efficient and well-oiled criminal justice system helps a country...Read More
Resilience to Calamities: Lessons from New Zealand, Singapore, S Korea and Kerala
Societies do not differ vastly in their ability to predict...Read More
COVID, Birthrate and the Globe
Birthrates are declining globally – here’s why it matters Birthrates...Read More
[#Must Read] SDG Index 2021 and the Performance of India States – Part II
Part I Can be read from here:- https://upsctree.com/must-read-sdg-index-2021-and-the-performance-of-india-states-part-i/ SDG 10...Read More
[#Must Read] SDG Index 2021 and the Performance of India States – Part I
Note:- The datasets and figures can be helpful in your...Read More
[Economy] India and collective optimism bias
Steve Ovett, the famous British middle-distance athlete, won the 800-metres...Read More
[Society] India’s Digital Divide and Vaccination
India is currently in the throes of a catastrophic second...Read More
[Society] Gender Gap Report 2021
On March 31, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its...Read More
[Society] India and Gender Gap Report
2021 WEF Global Gender Gap report, which confirmed its 2016...Read More
[Society] India’s disastrous second wave
APRIL 14TH was a big day in India. Hindus and Sikhs...Read More
[Society] Saving the middle class is critical for India’s economy and its democracy.
There are two main reasons why the novel Coronavirushas been...Read More
[Society] Gender Mainstreaming in Foreign Policy.
On March 31, the World Economic Forum released its annual...Read More
[Society] Combating malnutrition.
India faces a huge burden of malnutrition rooted in its...Read More
[Society] Addressing causes behind child marriage
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) paints even...Read More
[Society] India’s gender deficit
Gender discrimination pervades India’s socio-economic pyramid. At its upper reaches,...Read More
[Society] India can lead the way in improving the health of tribals
Communities cannot thrive without good health, but sadly, good health...Read More
[Society] Mental Health and Economic Recovery
Most armies of the world follow a version of the...Read More
[Society] Urban Design – Harappa, Varanasi and Some Questions.
In the last 50 or 60 years, rigid master plans...Read More
[Society] Women of history who shaped the world.
For Women’s History Month, it is important to highlight the...Read More
[#Must Read] [Society] Social media and democracy.
WE live in a dark phase filled with adversity. As...Read More
[Society] Aadhaar as a hurdle: On authentication failures and welfare delivery
The Supreme Court, recently, did the right thing by terming...Read More
[Society] The Tech evolution and Padarox Within.
There exists a stark difference between the rates of the...Read More
Society-Fighting hunger and malnutrition.
Syllabus Connect :- General Studies -Paper II (Issues relating to...Read More
Society-India’s women manual scavengers.
In India, even today, many women continue to be engaged...Read More
Society-Women’s Higher Education Is Key To India Becoming a $10 Trillion Economy.
[ Must Read ] A silent revolution over the last...Read More
Society-Ease of Living Index 2020: Bengaluru tops list, Pune 2nd, Ahmedabad 3rd.
Among Indian cities with a population of more than a...Read More
Society-When to Marry: Raising the minimum age of marriage.
Context:- Indian society’s preoccupation with marriage has gripped its government...Read More
Society-Women, COVID, Economy !!!
In 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemic, female labour force participation...Read More
Society-Universalising maternity benefits !!!
The key findings from the National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5)...Read More
Culture- Types of Temples in India !!!
A temple is just another building. It has all the...Read More
Culture-Wonders Of India: Ellora and Kailasanath !!!
The grandest temples built by almost every royal dynasty in...Read More
Society-Story of 114 Odisha villages becoming child-marriage free !!!
A total 114 villages in Odisha have been declared child-marriage...Read More
Policy-NITI AAYOG and Nutrition !!!
The NITI Aayog published nutrition charts on 17 January this year. As...Read More
Society-Does India Require Counter Urbanization ?
Urbanization is one of the most common global phenomena in...Read More
Society-Forest Dwellers and their rights !!!
In February 2002, the Supreme Court of India passed an...Read More
Society-The “Circular Migrants” of India !!!
They build our cities and infrastructures yet are invisible to...Read More
Society-Upgrading the public education system !!!
The World Bank’s recent flagship World Development Report, 2018 addressed...Read More
Society/Geography-Population, Migration and Misery !!!
Society/Geography-Population, Migration and Misery !!!
Society- Nutrition Atlas of India (First of its Kind) and other important data-sets !!!
The first of its kind , the National Institute of...Read More
Society- Flooding in Indian Cities !!!
World’s greatest cities were founded on the banks of rivers...Read More
World-Rise and fall of world’s greatest cities over the past 4,000 years !!!
This animated map shows how the world’s largest cities outgrew...Read More
Society-Europe needs to treat ageing like agriculture. Here’s why !!!
European societies are ageing. In 1950, only 12% of the...Read More
Society-Why Indian Children Are Short ?
Indian children are on the shorter side when compared with...Read More
Society-On rural India’s health systems: the health checklist !!!
The frail nature of rural India’s health systems and the extraordinary...Read More
Planning-Rebooting National Capital Region !!!
Popularly known as NCR, the National Capital Region is one...Read More
Society-The sordid tale of teacher education in India !!!
The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) was established in...Read More
Culture-Basava-The Career Bureaucrat and Lingayatism !!!
India has a long tradition of bright minds poking holes...Read More
Society-“Make India great again” !!!
Note – Notwithstanding the cliched nature of the title of this...Read More
Society-TB Crisis: a looming threat !!!
About 5,500 of over 76,000 children tested in nine Indian...Read More
Society-Conserving water, the ancient way !!!
Can droughts experienced centuries ago teach us ways to handle...Read More
Society – The need for Police Reform !!!
In a recent article in an American newspaper, the doyen...Read More
Society – How Ahmedabad Made It To The Elite List Of World Heritage Cities !!!
Ahmedabad is blazing a trail in preserving our cultural heritage,...Read More
Society-Health Policy and the Improving Health Indices of India !!!
The health policy of India aims at an integrated approach,...Read More
Society-Triple Talaq: The developments thus far !!!
As on yesterday the CJI mentioned that Triple Talaq Is Mentioned...Read More
Society-Meet India’s ‘water doctor’, who has turned 84 acres of barren land into a water bowl !!!
Ayyappa Masagi has a simple message: “You want water? Call...Read More
Agriculture-The Indian Agriculture dilemma-Scientists vs Activists !!!
Agriculture is now about 10,000 years old, but has been...Read More
#Must Read-Economics of Culture and the Need for National Cultural Policy !!!
This is one of a kind and a must read...Read More
#Swachh Society-Indore India’s cleanest city, Gonda dirtiest !!!
Indore in Madhya Pradesh has been ranked India’s cleanest city...Read More
Society-Caesaropapism and Judiciopapism !!!
A while back, the Supreme Court declared that it would...Read More
Society-Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017: Spain at the top, India at 40th position !!!
Spain has, once again, topped the World Economic Forum‘s (WEF)...Read More
Society-Social Inequality -Thatcher, Reagan and Robin Hood !!!
Persistently high rates of income or wealth inequality are bad...Read More
Society-London’s path to Urbanization and the learnings there in !!!
Note-This editorial can be of great help if used properly....Read More
Report-Economist Dave Donaldson’s paper on Indian Railways !!!
Dave Donaldson’s ‘Railroads of the Raj: Estimating the Impact of...Read More
Society-India Has Nearly As Many Vehicles As Households !!!
India cannot be car country like the US. When you...Read More
Society-Poor sanitation cost India 5.2% of its GDP !!!
The Report- A report—True cost of sanitation—was published jointly by...Read More
Society Watch-Tribal Development Policy of GOI – A comprehensive UPSCTREE analysis !!!
Tribal Development Policy of GOI – A comprehensive UPSCTREE analysis...Read More
Society Watch-Health Policy and the Improving Health Indices of India !!!(Based on latest Economic Survey)
Health policy of India aims at integrated approach, to provide...Read More
Society Watch-Energy Security !!!( Expert Committee report on Integrated Energy Policy by Govt of India)
Look no further- This single and comprehensive editorial is all...Read More
Society Watch-Unchecked Consumption Is the Elephant in the Boardroom !!!
*Disclaimer-This editorial is written from a business perspective, however it...Read More
Society Watch-Education for all: 2 problems and 3 solutions !!!
The 2016-17 Economic Survey of India puts the crux of...Read More
Society Watch-Silk Road Threads Through History !!!
The Silk Road was an ancient, storied network of roads,...Read More
Policy Watch – National Health Policy 2017 – Hits and Misses !!!
Affordable and good health care – wherever it comes from...Read More
Society Watch – India’s Inclusive Islam And Global Peace !!!
*Disclaimer-This is another AS-IS editorial without any modification by UPSCTREE...Read More
Society Watch – Women’s day special – 8 passionate women environmentalists !!!
Ranked alphabetically, here is a list of eight notable women...Read More
Nation Watch – India @ 70 !!!
Background – Excerpts of speech delivered by the President on the...Read More
Society Watch – Is India winning the war against open defecation?
Barely noticed and mostly ignored by the chatterati, a silent...Read More
Society Watch – A lawyer took on India’s profiteering hospitals to end the obscene overpricing of cardiac stents !!!
Birender Sangwan’s parents wanted him to be a doctor. For...Read More
Society Watch – Peri-Urban Regions and the Vulnerability of Urbanization and Climate Change!!!
Over the last century, India’s landscape has urbanized considerably: the...Read More
Society Watch – NRI: Non Reliable Indian Grooms !!!
Gurmit Kaur from Punjab got the shock of her life...Read More
#Must Read – Society Watch-Globalization and its impact – A Comprehensive Analysis !!!
Globalization is the buzzword in the contemporary world. Broadly speaking,...Read More
Society Watch – The risk of Diabetes !!!
Diabetes A SILENT KILLER One in every 11 adults has...Read More
#Must Read – Society Watch – Fighting against the Mosquitoes !!!
Scientists say a month of concentrated efforts is all it...Read More
Society Watch – Taxing sugary drinks can tackle obesity, diabetes: WHO
A latest report by the World Health Organization (WHO) says...Read More
Society Watch – Poor or Destitute ??
Poverty and Destitution:- There is a difference between poverty and...Read More
Economy Watch-Inclusive Development :-The quintile income and the poverty line !!!
Inclusive Development :-The quintile income and the poverty line Background:-...Read More
Society Watch – Bowing down to patriarchy !!!
Background – Nehru once said, “Let the people develop according...Read More
#Must Read – Society Watch – Inequality is the number one risk !!!
Note – Excerpts from the speech of Vice-President.Contains good statements...Read More
Society Watch – India’s False Rape Claims – A Story, The Report and A Reporter !!!
Background:- After the infamous 2012 gang rape of a student...Read More
Society Watch – The state of India’s Internet through graphs !!!
The growth of the internet in India has been quite...Read More
Society Watch – “Un-Middle classing” the Indian “Middle-class” !!!
Born in socialist times, a generation of Indians lived the...Read More
Society watch – What matters – Religion or Geography !!!
There is much discussion about religious communities and their population...Read More
Society Watch – Changing perspectives of child sex ratio in Haryana
It took Haryana twenty long years to bring up the...Read More
Editorial – Society Watch – Commercialization of Education and the Regulation there in !!!
The Supreme Court ruling reiterating that private unaided schools in...Read More
Editorial – Society Watch – Women Empowerment: An Overused Term ??
Since the late 1970s, the term ‘empowerment’ has been liberally...Read More
Editorial – Society Watch – Panchayats and Women’s Empowerment !!!
Women have had a long history of being discriminated against...Read More
Editorial – Society Watch – Punjab and drugs – the deep connect
‘Udta Punjab’ by Anurag Kashyap has brought the crisis of...Read More
Editorial – Health Watch – Policies to mitigate malnutrition in India !!!
As per the ‘State of the World‘s Children 2015’ report...Read More
Editorial – Society Watch – Bastar beyond Maoists: tale of a rich region and its poor people !!!
For all of us in the 21st century, Bastar is a...Read More
Editorial – Society Watch – Teaching peace to humanity !!!
“Education is not solely an academic pursuit; it is a...Read More
Editorial – Society Watch – Policing in 21st Century !!!
In a seminal paper, ‘Complexities of 21st Century Policing’, published...Read More
Editorial – Society Watch – Happiness – All that is there to it !!!
Note:- UPSC has asked an essay a while back on...Read More
Editorial – Health Watch – Wolbachia may stop many mosquito born diseases !!!
Mosquitoes kill an estimated 700 000 people a year. If...Read More
Editorial – Society Watch – Homo Sapiens To Homo Deus !!!
Note :- This book review might be less helpful as...Read More
Society Watch – Inclusive Growth – Challenges And Solutions !!!
The concept of ‘Inclusive Growth’ finds place more frequently in...Read More
Society Watch:- Can Organic Farming Feed us All !!!
Note :- The question was given as part of our...Read More
Important Data Sets For MAINS !!!
Important data sets that can be helpful for mains helpful...Read More
Society Watch – Family planning in India: alternative approaches !!!
Controlling population is considered to be one of the major...Read More
Society Watch – Taking on Inequality : The Building Blocks To Tackle Inequality !!!
Outgoing American President Barack Obama has dwelt at length on...Read More
Society Watch – Nobel Prize and Contract Theory !!!
The work in microeconomic theory for which Oliver Hart and...Read More
Society Watch – Understanding Inclusivity and Exclusivity through Carnatic Music !!!
Recently, there was a discussion at the Chennai International Centre...Read More
Society Watch – The Burden of NCD in India (Non-communicable diseases) !!!
In 2015, India, like other developed countries, had more number...Read More
Society Watch – Stamping down on prejudice !!! (HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014)
The revival of the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control)...Read More
Editorials – India’s Urban Challenges !!!
Fast Facts – Urbanization in India Most Urbanized States: Tamil...Read More
Society Watch – India……Transport !!!
STORY HIGHLIGHTS Roads carry almost 85 percent of the country’s...Read More
Society Watch – Empowering Women Powers Nations !!!
Imagine if a city of almost four million people disappeared...Read More
Society Watch – Role of Women and Sustainable Development Goals
As the United Nations General Assembly begins a new session,...Read More
Society Watch – The Issue of Triple Talaq and the reasoning behind !!!
The egregious practice that many Muslim men employ to divorce...Read More
Society Watch – National Health Accounts- And the Health sector of India
The National Health Accounts data for 2013-14 present fresh evidence...Read More
Society Watch – Child Labor in India- An In-depth Analysis
Background :- Child Labor is a paradox in itself.While the...Read More
Society Watch – “Cities are solution not problems” – 6 powerful lessons from the transformation of Medellin
Medellin (Country -Colombia) once a city ruled by crime, drug...Read More
Society Watch – War costs us $13.6 trillion. So why do we spend so little on peace?
The latest Global Peace Index report, released recently, finds that...Read More
Society Watch – Steering India to safer roads
Road accidents in India kill more people than some epidemics,...Read More
Society Watch – “Udta Punjab”
Background :- “Udta Punjab” is a bollywood movie which was...Read More
Society Watch – Traditional Medicine and WHO !!!
Background :- Traditional medicine is something that every Indian must...Read More
Society Watch-India’s path from poverty to empowerment !!!
India has made encouraging progress by halving its official poverty...Read More
27 and 28 Apr 2016 (Shyam Benegal Committee report on Cinematograph Act/ Rules,NITI Aayog to launch Urban Management Program, Heritage Status to Indian Sites by UNESCO)
Shyam Benegal Committee report on Cinematograph Act/ Rules :- Background:-...Read More
16 and 17 Mar 2016 (GI, Happiness Index Analysis, Female Foeticide,Few Facts)
Geographical Indication and India :- What is GI :- “Darjeeling”,...Read More
10 , 11 and 12 Mar 2016 (Real Estate Bill, HELP,PMUY,Ganga Gram,ISRO,SMS Alert to farmers, Restructuring Higher Education Curriculum)
Get UPSCTREE Daily Updates and Magazine-Click Here Real Estate (Regulation...Read More
09 Mar 2016 (TARC,Anti-Microbial-Resistance,NOTTO,NCHI,Model Police Act,Skill Dev. Ministry-Achievements,DRDO product snapshot,Few Facts)
Get UPSCTREE Daily Updates and Magazine-Click Here Tax Administration Reforms...Read More
Reflections :- The Cobweb of Surrogacy
Background:- Surrogacy has been a major debate across India ,...Read More