About National Girl Child Day

Focus: GS II- Vulnerable sections. Why in News? Nation Celebrates National Girl Child Day every year on 24th of January. About National Girl Child Day: Objective: Aim:

Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)

Focus: GS II: Education Why in News? The ASER Report 2022 released recently revealed that almost all (98.4%) students in the age bracket of 6-14 years are now enrolled in schools. ASER Survey: Highlights of ASER 2022:

Annual Status of Education Report

Context: Since 2005, ASERs survey children in the age group of 6 to 14 to record trends in school enrollment, attendance, and reading and arithmetic abilities. This year, nearly 7 lakh children across 616 districts were surveyed. Relevance: GS II: Education Dimensions of the Article: Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) Impact of Pandemic on […]

About Decennial Census

Context: The decennial Census of 2021 has been pushed forward yet again and is unlikely to start till September 2023, at least. Relevance GS I: Population and Related issues Dimensions  of the Article: About the Census Key facts about India’s census What are implications of the delay? -Source: The Hindu

A Case For Increasing In The Retirement Age

Context Relevance GS Paper-1: Indian Society— Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. GS Paper-2: Welfare of vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States; mechanisms, laws, institutions constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections Mains Question An increased retirement age will not only put India on par with other countries, […]

Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive

Focus:  GS I- Indian culture. Why in News? President of India lays foundation stone for PRASHAD project in Bhadrachalam and UNESCO World Heritage Site at Rudreshwar Temple (Ramappa), Mulugu in Telangana About PRASAD SCHEME  Objectives of PRASHAD Scheme Below are the 12 cities initial chosen under PRASHAD Scheme

Eklavya Model Residential School

Focus: GS II- Vulnerable Sections Why in News? National Education Society for Tribal Students (NESTS) will organize two-days’ face-to-face capacity building programme for EMRS teachers to implement Amazon Future Engineer Program  in collaboration with the Learning Links Foundation (LLF). About Eklavya Model Residential Schools:  Objectives of EMRS:  Features of EMRS

Social Hostilities & Government Restrictions Index

Context: In 2020, India has been ranked first in the Social Hostilities Index (SHI) released by US think-tank Pew Research Center. Relevance: GS I: Communalism, Secularism, Regionalism Dimensions of the Article: About Social Hostilities Index (SHI) India: Government Restrictions Index (GRI) -Source: Live Mint

The Persistent Decline In Poverty in India

Context The recent release of NFHS-5 data for 2019-21 enables a detailed analysis of progress in reducing absolute poverty and related determinants such as nutrition. The article examines the relative decline in poverty from 2004 to 2013 and 2014 to 2021, arguing that India’s economic growth was the most inclusive between 2014 and 2019. Relevance […]

Election Commission Strategy of Naming and Shaming Voters

Context The Election Commission recently signed Memorandums of Understanding with over 1,000 corporate entities to monitor “electoral participation of their workforce” and publish those who do not vote on their websites and notice boards. According to ECI, the MoUs are only for voter education and facilitation, not for forcing people to vote or for “naming […]