Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2019

Context : Recently the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2019, released by NGO Pratham. Key Findings of the Report ASER surveyors visited almost 37,000 children between 4 and 8 years…

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Time to Care: Unpaid and Underpaid Care Work and the Global Inequality Crisis

Context A report published by Oxfam, the international nonprofit focussed on the alleviation of global poverty, underlined what has been said repeatedly by governments, research organisations and a range of…

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Blindness and visual impairment in India

Context The National Blindness & Visual Impairment Survey India 2015-2019, released last week, looks at district-wise prevalence of blindness and visual impairment. The survey randomly identified 31 districts with a…

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Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP)

Context The Centre released the India TB Report 2019, which showed a 16% increase in the number of cases in 2018 as compared to the previous year. The report said…

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How plastic pollutes, how much waste the states generate

Worldwide, 75 per cent of all plastic produced is waste, and 87 per cent of this is leaked into the environment. A study by the University of Newcastle, Australia, and…

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India State of Forest Report (ISFR)

Context A quarter of India’s geographical area (24.49 per cent) is under forest and tree cover, according to data shared in Parliament by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate…

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