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National Concerns: 46 million girls went missing in India

State of World’s Population 2020 Report Approx Read Time: 9 minutes In News: United Nations Population Fund has released its annual publication the State of World’s Population 2020 Report. The latest UNFPA report focuses on the three most prevalent issues- Female genital mutilation Child marriage Extreme bias against daughters in favour of sons State of …

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National Concerns:1 in 5 deaths in MP is a child under 5, just 2% in Kerala

Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin Approx Read Time: 7 minutes In News: The Registrar General and Census commissioner of India, recently released its Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin based on data collected for 2018. The SRS is a demographic survey for providing reliable annual estimates of infant mortality rate, birth rate, death rate and other indicators at …

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PLFS Data: Small drop in joblessness in 2018-19

Small drop in joblessness in 2018-19 Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: Small drop in joblessness in 2018-19 The latest Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) – Annual Report (July, 2018 – June, 2019), was released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI). News Summary: Small drop in joblessness in 2018-19 Findings of …

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Editorial Analysis: Ending Inspector Raj in agriculture

Ending Inspector Raj in agriculture Approx Read Time: 7 minutes Current system of regulation of agriculture production and sale: A combination of two sets of laws have defined how farm produce is bought and sold in India: The Essential Commodities Act (ECA) The state-level Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Acts Issues with the Essential Commodities …

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Governance Concerns: India may miss nutrition targets

Global Nutrition Report 2020 Approx Read Time: 7 minutes In News: According to the Global Nutrition Report 2020, India is among 88 countries that are likely to miss global nutrition targets by 2025. The report has exposed different forms of socio-economic inequities prevalent. The report has also identified India as one with the highest rates …

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