India’s Million Death Study

India has avoided about 1 million (10 lakh) deaths of children under age five since 2005, owing to the significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal infections and birth asphyxia/trauma, measles and tetanus, according to a study published in the latest issue of The Lancet journal. The ‘India’s Million Read More …

Swaminathan Report Summaries on National Commission on Farmers

The National Commission on Farmers, chaired by Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, submitted five reports through the period December 2004 – October 2006. Following from the first four, the final report focused on causes of famer distresses and the rise in farmer suicides, and recommends addressing them through a holistic national Read More …

Recommendations of the NK Singh (FRBM Review) Committee

The FRBM Review Committee headed by former Revenue Secretary, NK Singh was appointed by the government to review the implementation of FRBM. In its report submitted in January 2017, titled, ‘The Committee in its Responsible Growth: A Debt and Fiscal Framework for 21st Century India’, the Committee suggested that a Read More …

NITI Aayog selects 3 States for transformative change in Health & Education sectors

In a major push to competitive, cooperative federalism, NITI Aayog, today, announces partnership with three States each to radically transform their Health and Education sectors. NITI Aayog has selected Uttar Pradesh, Assam, and Karnataka to improve healthcare delivery and key outcomes in these States. In Education, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Read More …

Legal framework for protection of interests of Migrants in the country

The ‘Working Group on Migration’ headed by Shri Partha Mukhopadhay ,set by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2015  submitted their Report to the Government. Recommendations: The Protocols of the Registrar General of India needs to be amended to enable caste based enumeration of migrants so that Read More …

Dhirendra Singh Committee Recommendations

Capital acquisition of defence equipment is carried out as per the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), which stipulates a time schedule for completion of the procurement cycle. However, the time taken to undertake capital procurement of defence equipment depends on the nature and complexity of the equipment being procured. The procurement Read More …

Haj committee formed to look into issue of subsidy is convened by Afzal Amanullah

The GoI has formed a six-member committee to give a report on ways to improve India’s Haj policy and also look into issue of subsidy to the pilgrimage. This is in light of 2012 Supreme Court order on gradually reducing and abolishing it by 2022. Former Consul General of India Read More …

Shailesh Nayak Committee on the Coastal Regulation Zone

The Report of the Committee to Review the Issues relating to the Coastal Regulation Zone, 2011 was submitted to the government. Shailesh Nayak Committee has recently relaxed norms under coastal regulation zones. It has proposed for allowing housing infrastructure and slum redevelopment activities, tourism, ports and harbor and fisheries-related activities Read More …

Committee to review Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism in India will be headed by Justice B N Srikrishna

Arbitration provides an effective and efficient alternative window for dispute resolution. The Government of India has laid emphasis on making Arbitration a preferred mode for settlement of commercial disputes. In order to ensure speedy resolution of commercial disputes and to facilitate effective conduct of international and domestic arbitrations raised under Read More …

THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN 2016

‘THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN 2016’ is brought out by United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Each year, UNICEF’s this flagship publication, closely examines a key issue affecting children. The report includes supporting data and statistics. The publication of the 1982–1983 The State of the World’s Children report marked Read More …