Article- Delhi most visited destination for Indians: Survey

Delhi most visited destination for Indians: Survey   Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh are the top five most visited states/Union territories, according to a survey carried out by a digital travel platform. “Seventy-nine per cent of Indians have visited between two and 10 states, with more than half having visited two to five and … Read more

Article-Over 33 lakh children in India malnourished, 17.7 lakh of them severely malnourished: Govt data

Over 33 lakh children in India malnourished, 17.7 lakh of them severely malnourished: Govt data   Over 33 lakh children in India are malnourished and more than half of them fall in the severely malnourished category with Maharashtra, Bihar and Gujarat topping the list, the WCD ministry has said. Prompting concern that the Covid pandemic could exacerbate the health and nutrition … Read more

State of the Education Report for India-2021

On the occasion of World Teacher’s Day, “United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)” released its “State of the Education Report (SOER)-2021 for India: No Teachers, No Class”, on October 5, 2021.   This report is the annual flagship publication of UNESCO New Delhi. Report is prepared on the basis of extensive research.   This … Read more

Tiger deaths in 2021 could be highest in a decade

The country has recorded 99 tiger deaths in just the first nine months of 2021, sparking concerns among conservationists that the big cat death toll this year may be the highest in a decade. According to data from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), 99 tiger deaths were recorded due to poaching, accidents and natural … Read more

Quarterly Employment Survey: Rise in Gender neutral Employment

Most women in managerial posts in Northeast, AP & Punjab   The north-eastern states generally have the highest ratio of female workers in managerial positions, with Meghalaya topping the chart with 34.1%, followed by Sikkim and Mizoram, according to the annual bulletin of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS). Andhra Pradesh (32.3%) and Punjab (32.1%) also are among the states … Read more

Impact of Covid on study abroad

Pandemic foils abroad education plan: 56% drop in student visas issued in 2020   The Covid-19 pandemic foiled the ambitious plans of lakhs of Indians who were ready to fly out for an international education. In 2020, merely 2.6 lakh students were issued visas to migrate for studying abroad, in contrast to a whopping 5.9 … Read more

Govt sets up GoM to review GST slabs, rates, exemptions

The finance ministry has set up a group of ministers (GoM) that will review the current slabs, including a merger, and also suggest measures to expand the base after examining goods and services that are currently under the exempted category. The seven-member panel, which will be chaired by Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, has been asked to suggest … Read more

QUAD & AUKUS

Emergence of Australia-U.K.-U.S. grouping could overshadow Quad’s geo-strategic aspects   Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending the first-ever in-person summit of the four leaders of the Quadrilateral Framework (Quad) in the Indo-Pacific on Friday in Washington, in many ways, is the highlight of his visit to the U.S., where he will also address the United Nations … Read more

Effects of pollution on Indian residents: Study

India’s air pollution problem is now not just limited to the Indo-Gangetic plains, but has increased geographically as well, with states such as Maharashtra and MP seeing people lose an additional 2.5 to 2.9 years of life expectancy due to air pollution, the annual Air Quality Life Index report from the University of Chicago on Wednesday reveals. It finds people in … Read more

50% of country’s freshwater-based coal-powered plants flout consumption, emission norms: Study

About 50% of freshwater-based coal-powered plants, mostly of state-owned companies, do not comply with 2015 water-consumption norms, even after six years. Old and inefficient cooling water-based plants in India continue to operate without installing cooling towers. 48% of India’s existing coal power fleet is located in water-scarce districts. These are findings of a recent study … Read more

Emotion Recognition Technology — a new challenge to privacy

Emotion Recognition Technology’, yes, it is a thing, in the ever-evolving technology landscape. Emotion Recognition Technology (“ERT”) is an emerging technology which seeks to recognize and categorize the myriad human emotions depicted by humans through their facial features into certainbroad categories of seemingly universal human emotions which then will be captured through cameras and then … Read more

India to set new standards in SO2 emission

Air pollution is a public health emergency. Besides suspended air particles, Sulphur dioxide (SO2) is a major pollutant contributing to deaths from air pollution worldwide. Power plants burning coal and oil along with refineries are responsible for two-thirds of anthropogenic SO2 emissions. With about 90 per cent of India’s power generated coming from coal based … Read more

Elderly population up, Tamil Nadu has second highest

Population of those above 60 years in India has been increasing steadily since 1961 and it touched 13.8 crore in 2021. It’s growing faster since 1981 due to decrease in death rate, said a study by the National Statistical Office (NSO). Between 2011 and 2021, the general population went up by 12.4% while the elderly population has … Read more

Andhra Pradesh home to sites worthy of UNESCO tag

  Andhra Pradesh hosts at least a dozen structures and sites, which if conserved well, could make it to Unesco’s world heritage list. Apart from historic structures each rivalling the other in grandeur, beauty, architecture, cultural value and traditions, the state has natural sites that are unique in terms of geological and biological significance. However, lack of conservation and … Read more

Parl panel flags decreasing coverage under fasal bima scheme

A parliamentary panel has pointed out falling footprints of the Centre’s flagship crop insurance scheme and expressed concerns over its withdrawal or non-implementation in seven states, saying more such examples in subsequent years and “delay in settlement of claims” will defeat its very purpose. The standing committee on agriculture, in its report tabled in Lok Sabha, … Read more

Total seven inter-state border disputes in country

Assam has dispute with four states   The bloody clash between the security forces of Assam and Mizoram has brought back the focus on disputes between states over the border. In the backdrop of this development in the northeast, which claimed lives of six Assam police personnel and injured dozens others, the government informed the Parliament  … Read more

State of the Education Report for India-2021

On the occasion of World Teacher’s Day, “United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)” released its “State of the Education Report (SOER)-2021 for India: No Teachers, No Class”, on October 5, 2021.   This report is the annual flagship publication of UNESCO New Delhi. Report is prepared on the basis of extensive research.   This … Read more

In one year, India generated 56,000 tonnes of bio-medical waste: Study

In perhaps an indication of how ferocious the pandemic has been, India generated 56,898 tonnes of Covid-19 bio-medical waste between June 2020 and June 2021, data from the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change shows. The waste burden correlates to some extent to infections. Maharashtra generated the maximum at 8,317 tonnes, followed by Kerala (6,442), Gujarat (5,004), Tamil Nadu … Read more

Transition from Fossils to renewable energy

A centre for ‘just energy transition’ launched, 20 million workers in 120 districts may need support   As India is gradually moving towards renewable sources to meet its energy demand, experts on Tuesday released a roadmap for ‘just transition’ so that the focus on renewable energy doesn’t impact livelihood of those engaged in fossil fuel-based … Read more

Majority of Indian Muslims support Islamic courts: Study

  A significant majority of Muslims in India support having access to their religious courts for settlement of family disputes involving inheritance or divorce cases, a Pew Research study has found. The study by the American think-tank reveals that both Muslims and Hindus prefer to live religiously segregated lives when it comes to matters of … Read more

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