India ranked 97th of 118 in global hunger index-Prelims-2017

India continues to have serious levels of widespread hunger forcing it to be ranked a lowly 97 among 118 developing countries for which the Global Hunger Index (GHI) was calculated this year. Countries worse than India include extremely poor African countries such as Niger, Chad, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone besides Read More …

The entry problem in education-GS-2

Education is a field that requires deep expertise. He will have to develop this, and he does not have it. This is complex expertise. It is the coming together, in the form of practices, of knowledge and understanding, of a range of disciplines and fields. The practices are mental, meaning Read More …

India’s hunger crisis worse than Bangladesh, Nepal-GS-2

Reductions in the prevalence of undernourishment, child stunting, child mortality and child wasting (low weight for height) have led to the improvement in Global Hunger Index (GHI), but looking at the pace at which the progress is being made, the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of 2030 is unlikely to be Read More …

Beneficiary of Venture Capital Fund scheme for Scheduled Caste

The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment launched the Venture Capital Fund Scheme for Scheduled Caste (SC) Entrepreneurs in 2014-2015. 50 SC entrepreneurs have till now benefitted from the scheme. The Scheme has helped the entrepreneurs in achieving economic empowerment. The objective of the Venture Capital Fund Scheme for Scheduled Read More …

The HIV/AIDS situation in India, and how the new Bill will protect victims-Indian Express

More than two years after it was introduced in Rajya Sabha, a revised draft of the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014, which makes discriminating against a person living with HIV/AIDS a punishable offence, was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. How will it change things in Read More …

Stamping down on prejudice-The Hindu

The revival of the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014, and the Union Cabinet’s approval for provisions that make discrimination against people living with the virus punishable, are positive steps. Such laws, however, can only deliver benefits within the overall constraints imposed by an underfunded public health system. Read More …