Ecology and Environment

Rise in Man-Animal Conflict

According to the Ministry of Environment, 1,144 people were killed by tigers or elephants between April 2014 and February 2017 – that’s more than one human every day. While most of these incidents are accidents, unchecked escalation of such conflicts does not benefit the cause of conservation. If people who live around forest areas see […]

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Social Protection to Vulnerable

Poverty to Vulnerability: Rethinking Social Protection

It is being said that India is no longer a poor country but it is now more unequal and vulnerable with pockets of deep poverty and its prosperity will depend to a large extent on how its social protection system evolves and catches up with its diversity and demography. India’s social protection system needs to […]

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Economic Data

Trend of Hiding the National Data

Over the past two weeks, headlines have focussed on declining employment between 2011-12 and 2016-17; loss of jobs under the National Democratic Alliance government, particularly post-demonetisation; and the government’s refusal to release a report using the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) documenting this decline, leading to resignations of two members of the National Statistical Commission. In a […]

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Education in Employment

Relevance of Education in Employment

Greater access to quality tertiary education helps create greater and more decent job opportunities for young men and women in developing countries. However, in spite of rising education and rising aspirations, labour markets and social norms constrain women, almost as if they are all dressed up for a party with nowhere to go. Relevance of […]

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Ayodhya Dispute: Chronology – Post Independence India

The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case is centered around a controversial piece of land in the Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh where Lord Ram (as believed by Hindus) was born. Hereby, discussing in brief the dispute with proper chronology. What is the Ayodhya dispute? The Ayodhya dispute is at the heart of the Hindu-Muslim communal rift. For more […]

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Latest News & Updates

Snippets, Breaking News for March 2019

Art and Culture AP village yearn to revive historic temple Villagers in Motupalli seek to revive a historic temple of Veerabhadraswamy located in the village. Motupalli village is located in the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh in Chinnaganjam mandal of Prakasam district. Veerabhadraswamy (form of Lord Shiva) temple was built during the reign of Chola […]

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News Summaries, Understanding Articles 370 and many more

News Summaries  Understanding Articles 370, 35A in context of recent Ordinance on reservation Subject: Indian Polity Sub-topic: Provisions related to J&K A recent central ordinance, which extends reservation to SCs and STs in J&K, throws the spotlight on Article 35A, as well as Article 370 from which it derives. What is Article 370? Included in […]

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Missing Banking Clause in Rafale Deal – Defence

Missing Banking Clause in Rafale Deal Subject: Defence Sub-Topic: Defence Procurement Context: According to the Report of the Indian Negotiating Team, “No Bank Guarantee” clause made the Rafale deal more expensive. Controversy over Rafael Jet Procurement:   First in 2013, the United Progressive Alliance chose to induct new fighter crafts Dassault’s Rafale in the Indian […]

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Fundamental Rights of Indian Soldiers –

Fundamental Rights of Indian Soldiers Subject: Indian Polity Sub-topic: Fundamental Rights Context: The Supreme Court to examine a plea seeking protection of human rights of security force personnel, who comes under attack by mobs while performing their duties. Argument in petition Petition file in the court has urged to formulate a policy to safeguard the […]

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Life after Citizenship in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar (A Case Study)

The India-Bangladesh enclaves, also known as the chitmahals sometimes called pasha enclaves, were the enclaves along the Bangladesh–India border, in Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya. Within the main body of Bangladesh were 102 enclaves of Indian territory, which in turn contained 21 Bangladeshi counter-enclaves, one of which contained […]

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