Social Issues

Universal social security plan

19/10/2017 | Social Issues | Social security

The government has drafted Rs 1.2 lakh crore plan to provide universal social security coverage for the poorest fifth of the country as part of a bigg ...

Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI)

12/10/2017 | Social Issues | Health

Prime Minister of India has launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) at Vadnagar in Gujarat. Through this programme, Government of India ai ...

WHO releases new guidelines to manage obesity in children

12/10/2017 | Social Issues | Health

With increasing evidence that childhood obesity is a “global epidemic” affecting even the poorer nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) has rele ...

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) is in poor health

12/10/2017 | Social Issues | Health

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) was launched eight years ago with the main objectives to provide financial coverage (or risk protection) by redu ...

President appoints commission to examine OBC quota benefits

3/10/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

President has appointed a five-member Commission headed by Delhi High Court's former Chief Justice G Rohini to examine sub categorization of Other Bac ...

India’s infant mortality rate has declined 8%

2/10/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

India notched up an 8% decline in the infant mortality rate (IMR) in 2016 from a year ago. This improvement aided by a higher number of institutional ...

Karnataka anti-superstition Bill

30/9/2017 | Social Issues | Social Problems in India

The Karnataka Cabinet has cleared Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill, 2017, popularly known as the an ...

Hague child custody pact

24/9/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Indian government is planning to join the Hague abduction convention. The government had in November 2016 announced that it would not sign the convent ...

Operation Insaaniyat

17/9/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The government of India has launched operation Insaaniyat to assist Bangladesh in Rohingyas crisis by sending relief material. The Indian Air Force wa ...

Report on drug abuse in Punjab

10/9/2017 | Social Issues | Health

In Punjab, alcohol and tobacco are the most common intoxicants and not the infamous ‘chitta’ (heroin), as is the popular perception. These are the fin ...

World University Rankings 2018

8/9/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The Times Higher Education (THE) has released the latest World University Rankings 2018. Highlights of the report: The University of Oxford has topped ...

Rohingyas

4/9/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to United Nation, in the last ten days, 87,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh from Myanmar taking the total number of Rohingyas w ...

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

4/9/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The government has released the Guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana. This scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Women & Child Develop ...

Tribal women entitled to inherit property in accordance with Hindu Succession Act

8/8/2017 | Social Issues | Tribes

Himachal Pradesh High Court has ruled that the daughters in tribal areas in the state shall inherit the property in accordance with Hindu Succession A ...

The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017

31/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The Bill declares 20 existing Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as institutions of national importance and confers on them the power to grant deg ...

Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill

27/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The Lok Sabha has passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill. Highlights of the bill: The Bill amends the Right of ...

No-detention policy

11/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The no-detention policy will be scrapped from the next academic year as the policy has negatively impacted affected quality of basic education in the ...

e-Education

11/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of Guru Purnima launched four major digital initiatives in to push e-education. They are Swayam, Swayam Pra ...

JIGYASA

9/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched a student-scientist connect programme 'JIGYASA' in collaboration with Kendriya Vidy ...

SC allows abortion of ailing foetus

5/7/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme Court allowed a Mumbai woman to abort her 24-week-old foetus that had no kidneys and would most likely die after birth. The Supreme Court ...

Presidential assent for Kambala Bill

4/7/2017 | Social Issues | Animal Rights

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017, has received Presidential assent. The Karnataka Legislative Assembly passed the ...

Kanyashree Scheme

1/7/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The West Bengal government is among the winners to receive the prestigious UN Public Service Award for its initiative to combat child marriage and ens ...

CVC authorised to probe allegations of corruption in private sector banks

30/6/2017 | Social Issues | Corruption

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) can now probe allegations of corruption in private sector banks and against their employees. The Reserve Bank o ...

VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty’) scheme

26/6/2017 | Social Issues | Education

In a bid to bring together the Indian scientists abroad and India-based researchers for conducting joint researches in India, the Department of Scienc ...

National Council of Senior Citizens (NCSrC)

23/6/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Second Meeting of National Council of Senior Citizens (NCSrC)’ was organized by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in New Delhi. About Nat ...

ILO conventions on child labour

17/6/2017 | Social Issues | Status of Children

India has ratified two key ILO conventions on child labour concerning the elimination of child labour, the Minimum Age Convention (No 138) and the Wor ...

Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS)

16/6/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Under the special initiative of Tribal ministry 51 new Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) were made functional during the last three years. 161 ...

QS World University Rankings 2018

15/6/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Global education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds has released the university ranking for 2018. Highlight of the survey: Indian Institute of Science ( ...

Inclusive India Initiative

14/6/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in collaboration with key partners organised the conference “Inclusive India Initiat ...

Rajasthan leads in child marriages

5/6/2017 | Social Issues | Status of Children

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has released data on incidences of child marriage in India. Highlights of the report: Rajas ...

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao: No Cash transfer component

4/6/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme has no provision for individual cash transfer component by Government of India. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme focuses ...

Himachal Pradesh Government launches PEHAL, a vision document of the Shimla District

2/6/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Himachal Pradesh Government has launched PEHAL, a “vision document of the Shimla District administration for raising education standards. PEHAL is an ...

Prohibition of Child Marriage (Karnataka amendment) Bill, 2016

29/5/2017 | Social Issues | Status of Children

President has given his assent to the long-pending Prohibition of Child Marriage (Karnataka amendment) Bill, 2016, giving greater powers to the police ...

India bans sale of unproductive cattle for slaughter

29/5/2017 | Social Issues | Animal Rights

The Indian government has issued tough new rules to suppress the trade in aged, unproductive livestock for slaughter. Main highlights of the guideline ...

Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program

21/5/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program which now has been extended to all districts of the ...

Karnataka to amend the Prevention of Animal Cruelty act to legalise Kambala

8/5/2017 | Social Issues | Animal Rights

Karnataka govenment has decided to move a amendment to the Prevention of the Animal Cruelty act of 1960 by removing the "sport" of Kambala and bullock ...

eVIN Project

5/5/2017 | Social Issues | Health

India’s electronic vaccine intelligence network project also known as eVIN project has got the attention of five countries. Philippines, Indonesia, Ba ...

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) app and portal

21/4/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Union Minister of Human Resource Development has launched the unique portal and mobile app of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a body under ...

The Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups of India

12/4/2017 | Social Issues | Tribes

A recent Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) publication has brought to the fore startling revelations about the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Gro ...

New guidelines for NGOs, VOs

8/4/2017 | Social Issues | Civil society

The Centre has handed over to the Supreme Court the new guidelines framed for accreditation of nearly 30 lakh NGOs and voluntary organisations (VOs) i ...

No of beneficiaries under Ujjwala Yojana crosses 2 cr mark

5/4/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The number of beneficiaries of PM Ujjwala Yojana for providing LPG connections to BPL households has crossed 2 crore mark in less than a year. About P ...

India Rankings 2017

4/4/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Union Human Resource and Development Ministry has released the Indian rankings 2017 with the inclusion of two new categories: Common Overall Rank and ...

Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project

29/3/2017 | Social Issues | Health

A financing agreement for IDA credit of US$ 100m for the “Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project” was signed with the World Bank. The objectiv ...

National Conference on Down syndrome

29/3/2017 | Social Issues | Health

National Conference on Down syndrome was recently inaugurated in New Delhi. The Conference was organized by The National Trust for the welfare of pers ...

Mental Healthcare Bill

28/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Parliament has passed the ‘Mental Healthcare Bill’ in the Lok Sabha that decriminalizes suicide attempt by mentally ill people and provides servic ...

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

26/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

“Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana”, a ‘Scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category’ will be ...

National Commission for Schedule Tribes

25/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

National Commission for Schedule Tribes (NCST) has approved the proposal for five additional seat for tribals in Sikkim assembly.Out of the proposed a ...

National Commission for Socially and Educationally backward classes

24/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (NSEBC) as a Constitutional body. ...

Labour code to provide social security cover to all workers

19/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The government of India has proposed a labour code which will provide social security cover to the entire workforce in the country, including self-emp ...

World ranking of the number of women parliamentarian

19/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

UN Women — the international organisation’s arm for empowering women has released a world ranking of the number of women parliamentarians. India is at ...

Maternity law goes a long way

18/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2017 has made 26 weeks of paid maternity leave mandatory for all women employed in the organised sector. The new l ...

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

11/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha , months after the Rajya Sabha approved the measure that makes India third on ...

“Sahayaks”

11/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The long-simmering controversy over the use of ‘Sahayaks’ — or helpers — by officers of the Army has returned with the surfacing of two videos on soci ...

Commonwealth unveils initiative against domestic violence

9/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Commonwealth is launching an initiative to help member states tackle domestic violence. The programme, which is being launched on Women’s Day, wil ...

Aadhaar and midday meal Scheme

8/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Govt has linked Aadhaar to school midday meals, among several other schemes. About mid day meal Scheme: The Mid-day Meal Scheme (MDMS) is the largest ...

Kurukh Language

6/3/2017 | Social Issues | Tribes

The West Bengal government has given an official status to Kurukh language in the state which has been listed as an endangered language by the UNESCO. ...

Working Group on Migration

2/3/2017 | Social Issues | Migeration

The "Working Group on Migration" set by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) in 2015 has submitted its report to the governmen ...

75th meeting of Central Wakf Council

2/3/2017 | Social Issues | Minorities

75th meeting of Central Wakf Council was recently held in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Inde ...

‘Tejaswini’ project

1/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Union Government has signed a Financing Agreement with World Bank for International Development Association (IDA ) credit of $63 million for the T ...

WHO Assessment on National Regulatory Authority of India

24/2/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The National Regulatory Authority of India (NRAI) has been given the maximum ratings by global health body World Health Organisation for vaccine regul ...

Himachal Pradesh overtakes Kerala in learning outcomes: ASER

6/2/2017 | Social Issues | Education

According to Status of Education Report (ASER) 2016, students of Himachal Pradesh stand ahead of Kerala and all other states in terms of learning outc ...

Budget And Women Welfare

3/2/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

In the Union Budget 2017-’18 Finance Minister announced a hike in budget allocation for the welfare of women and children, from Rs 1.56 lakh crore las ...

National Action Plan for Children, 2016

28/1/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC) was launched on National Girl Child Day. The NPAC has been developed by the Ministry of Women & Child D ...

Corruption Perception Index, 2016

27/1/2017 | Social Issues | Corruption

The annual index of Transparency International for the year 2016 has been released. Highlights of the index: Transparency International, the Berlin-ba ...

International Vaccine Institute (IVI)

22/1/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal for India’s taking full membership of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) Governing Cou ...

Eleventh Annual Survey of Education Report (ASER), 2016

21/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The Annual Status of Education Report, ASER 2016 was released after a break of one year in 2015. This is the eleventh annual report. Highlights of the ...

ShaGun

20/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education

To put an innovative progress in elementary education sector of the country by continuous monitoring of the flagship scheme - Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (S ...

National Alliance against online Child sexual abuse and exploitation

18/1/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Ministry of Women & Child Development is planning to form a National Alliance against Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. The alliance aim ...

Right to Education Act, 2009

15/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The NITI Aayog has called for a review of the provisions of the Right To Education Act that stipulate that children who don’t perform well cannot be h ...

Whistle-blower Protection Act, 2014

14/1/2017 | Social Issues | Corruption

The Supreme Court has refused to examine a petition alleging dilution in the Whistleblower Protection Act and seeking interim measures to protect whis ...

‘Good Samaritan Policy’

11/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Delhi government has approved ‘Good Samaritan Policy’ under which monetary incentive of Rs 2,000 and appreciation certificate will be given to people ...

India’s great school education challenge

5/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education

According to an analysis by IndiaSpend on literacy, school enrolment, learning outcomes, By 2020, India will have the world’s largest working populati ...

DoPT’s fresh guidelines on sexual harassment at workplace

29/12/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Brief details of the implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act including the number of cases received and disposed shall form ...

Annual report of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs

29/12/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes

According to the latest annual report of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the tribal population In India lags behind other social groups on various soc ...

RS passes Disabilities Bill with more benefits

18/12/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014, which was introduced in Rajya Sabha in 2014, was recently cleared with 119 amendments. The legislat ...

Vanjeevan

14/12/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes

Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with UNDP and National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) is all set to l ...

Murder rate declining in India

13/12/2016 | Social Issues | Social Problems in India

According to the recently released official data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the murder rate in India has been steadily declining o ...

Steps taken by government to improve Gender gap in India

8/12/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

As per the Global Gender Gap Report 2016 by World Economic Forum, India ranks at 87th in respect of Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) among 144 countries ...

Jallikattu

19/11/2016 | Social Issues | religion

Supreme Court has declined to review its 2014 judgment banning jallikattu, the popular bull-taming sport held alongside annual harvest festivities in ...

Supreme Court on sex selection ads

18/11/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme Court directed the Centre to constitute a nodal agency to keep a tab on keywords used on search engines to enable a system of ‘auto-block’ ...

Supreme Court gives more teeth to law banning sex determination

10/11/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Concerned over the declining sex ratio in the country, the Supreme Court passed a raft of measures including fast-tracking legal proceedings for effec ...

9th International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines

9/11/2016 | Social Issues | Health

The 9th Annual Meeting of International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines (IRCH) has begun at New Delhi. The Ministry of AYUSH has organized ...

Conference of the Parties (COP 7) On FCTC

9/11/2016 | Social Issues | Health

The seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) has begun in Delhi. It is the first occasion that a COP meeting is being held in India. CO ...

Attendance Status Of Disabled Population

2/11/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Registrar General of India has released Census 2011 data on Disabled Population in the age-group 5-19 by their Attendance Status in Educational Instit ...

National Academic Depository

31/10/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The Union Cabinet has accorded its approval for establishment and operationalization of a National Academic Depository (NAD). The decision aims at bri ...

Safety concerns regarding Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

29/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), which envisages providing LPG connections to families below the poverty line (BPL), has run into trouble as ...

Global gender gap report, 2016

28/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to Global gender gap report, 2016, the gender gap has narrowed. However, if the projections are correct, the gap will not close until 2186. ...

Female literacy in India

26/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to a recently conducted research by New York-based International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, India’s school educat ...

Law Commission suggestions on draft Bill on child abduction

20/10/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children

The 21st Law Commission in its first report has recommended a series of changes in the draft Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Bill-2016, ...

Gender disparity

14/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2015 ranked India at 139 out of 145 countries on the economic participation and opportunity gap. Ind ...

Supreme Court widens ambit of Domestic Violence Act

13/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme Court has widened the scope of the Domestic Violence Act by ordering deletion of the words “adult male” from it, paving the way for prosec ...

Janani Suraksha Yojana

13/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

A new study conducted by India Human Development Survey (IHDS) brings in first conclusive evidence of the role played by Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) ...

65% elderly in India are financially dependent: Agewell survey

4/10/2016 | Social Issues | Aged

A nation-wide survey was recently conducted by Agewell Foundation on the state of elderly people in India. The survey conducted involved a random samp ...

Mission Parivar Vikas

26/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The government is planning to launch Mission Parivar Vikas to improve family planning services in seven states where the combined total fertility rate ...

Maternal health: The Lancet Report

21/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Lancet has published a new series of papers on maternal health which reveal that while progress has been made in reducing maternal mortality globa ...

Pre-Natal Sex Determination Advertisements

21/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Search engines Google, Yahoo and Microsoft informed the Supreme Court (SC) that they have developed a system to block advertisements on sex determinat ...

Supreme Court verdict on Sterilizations Camps

19/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme court had directed the Centre to do away with sterilisation camps within three years and strengthen the primary healthcare centre system. ...

Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)

16/9/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal for initiation of the Third Phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Progr ...

Higher Education Financing Agency

15/9/2016 | Social Issues | Education

To give a major push for creation of high quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions, the Union Cabinet approved the establishment of ...

India is now Yaws And Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) free - WHO

8/9/2016 | Social Issues | Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged India as the world's first Yaws-free country and also declared it free from maternal and neonatal ...

Literacy among religions : Census 2011

7/9/2016 | Social Issues | Education

Muslims have the highest number of illiterates at nearly 43 per cent, while Jains have the highest number of literates among India's religious communi ...

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign

29/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

India’s Olympic Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik was announced as the new brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign recently. Sakshi became th ...

Children’s Court

29/8/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children

South India’s first Children’s Court was recently inaugurated in Hyderabad. After Goa and Delhi, Telangana has become the third state in the country w ...

Loans to women self-help groups at 7%

28/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Reserve Bank asked banks to provide loans to women self-help groups (SHGs) at 7% per annum, as per the government's revised guidelines for 2016-17 ...

Central Board for Workers’ Education renamed

26/8/2016 | Social Issues | Education

Union government has renamed the Central Board for Workers’ Education as “Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development”. Ab ...

Draft National Education Policy, 2016

20/8/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The draft of New Education Policy 2016 is released by HRD ministry. This document focuses on addressing gender discrimination, the creation of educati ...

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

12/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

This bill amends the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The Act regulates the employment of women during the period of child birth, and provides maternity b ...

MAA– a programme to promote breastfeeding

10/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Government has launched National Breastfeeding Promotion Programme– MAA (mothers’ absolute affection) to ensure adequate awareness is generated among ...

Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana

9/8/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana’, a pension scheme for weaver community in the state. Under this schem ...

New Guidelines For AYUSH

5/8/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released draft guidelines for conducting testing medicines from Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeop ...

Parliament passes bills assigning constitutional status to NEET

3/8/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016 are passed by Parliament to provides a Constitutional st ...

Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016

1/8/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children

Parliament has passed Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016, which has paved the way for India to ratify two International La ...

Lok Sabha approves changes in Lokpal Act

31/7/2016 | Social Issues | Corruption

The Lok Sabha passed an amendment to the Lokpal and Lakayuktas Act, 2013 to extend the deadline for filing asset declarations beyond 31 July for 50 la ...

Jallikattu

29/7/2016 | Social Issues | Animal Rights

Supreme court decided to hear the final hearing of constitutionality of Jallikattu. The Supreme Court already banned Jallikattu once, in May 2014 by s ...

WHO report on ‘doctors’ in India

21/7/2016 | Social Issues | Health

WHO recently released a report titled ‘The Health Workforce in India’ . For this study data from 2001 census is extracted which provided a comprehensi ...

Atal Pension Yojana

20/7/2016 | Social Issues | Social security

The Centre has released nearly 100 crore rupees as its share of contribution for members of the Atal Pension Yojana. The fund has been released throug ...

Rise in literacy among disabled

18/7/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

According to Census 2011 data released by the Registrar General of India (RGI), the percentage of literates in the disabled population increased for b ...

Cabinet improve fresh changes in Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

16/7/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development

The Union Cabinet approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an outlay of Rs 12000 crore to impart skill training to one crore peop ...

Frontline Gist: Issue :July 8, 2016

8/7/2016 | Social Issues | Education

Frontline Gist: Issue July 8, 2016 The Rot in School Education Significance of Education India has young population & within few years it will be most ...

Uniform civil code

5/7/2016 | Social Issues | religion

The Union Law Ministry has asked the Law Commission to examine in detail all issues pertaining to the Uniform Civil Code and submit a report to the go ...

Women in the workplace

5/7/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

It appears that gender gap has increased in India with the passage of time and women are in much better place than 25 years ago. But still it is not a ...

T.S.R. Subramanian committee on New Education Policy

24/6/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The T.S.R. Subramanian committee, entrusted with preparing a new education policy for India submitted the report to the government suggesting measures ...

Yellow Fever Vaccination facility inaugurated at Tuticorin

22/6/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Government has introduced yellow fever vaccination facility at VO Chidambaranar Port, one of the top 12 major ports in the country. This will be the 3 ...

UN adopts action plan to end AIDS by 2030

12/6/2016 | Social Issues | Health

United Nations has adopted a political declaration that stresses the need to help intravenous drug users, sex workers, gay men and transgender people ...

ASER – 2014 report

3/6/2016 | Social Issues | Education

Highlights The 25 percent of Class 8 students cannot read a Class 2 level text. Only one-fourth of all children in Class 3 can read a Class 2 text flu ...

Skill India Mission

3/6/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development

According to government estimates, more than 1.04 Crore youth have been trained under the Skill India Mission in the year 2015-16 which is 36.8% highe ...

Gender Pay gap in India

28/5/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to the recently released Monster Salary Index, there exists a huge gender pay gap in India. Highlights of the report: There is gender pay ga ...

Draft on National Policy for Women

21/5/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Centre has come up with draft on national policy for women with the main aim of “re-scripting” women’s empowerment by following a “socially inclusive ...

Parliament passes Constitution (Schedule Caste) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016

2/5/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Parliament, with the Rajya Sabha expressing it's approval. The Lok Sabh ...

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)

17/4/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The Supreme Court on Monday recalled its 2013 judgment on the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and has now paved the way for a single ent ...

National Sample survey Report: Elderly women In India

15/4/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The latest National Sample Survey report on ‘Health in India’ notes that the share of 60-plus women is higher than that of men in both rural and urban ...

Poor status of health cover in India: NSS (National Sample survey)

12/4/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Recently a survey was released by NSS(National Sample survey) on the status of health insurance cover in India. In India Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojan ...

Dispute on AMU minority status

6/4/2016 | Social Issues | Minorities

The row over minority status of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) intensified with the Centre informing the Supreme Court that it would withdraw the ...

Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS)

1/4/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development

Union Minister for Minority Affairs recently launched innovative entrepreneurship and skill development programme of Maulana Azad National Academy for ...

Women at Work in 2016: A report by ILO

10/3/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

This report provides a picture of where women stand today in the world of work and how they have progressed over the past 20 years. This report examin ...

ICDS(Integrated Child Development Services) and Budget

6/3/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children

Government has reduced fund available to child health interventions, with a massive cut — from Rs. 15,483.77 crore last year to Rs. 14,000 crore in th ...

Project Sunrise

10/2/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Government of India has launched Project Sunrise for prevention of AIDS in the eight North-Eastern states. Government is working towards bringing the ...

Sex Determination: An Old Law, A New Debate

6/2/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Minister of Women and Child Development had proposed that the gender of the child be compulsorily registered and the birth be tracked. Minister stress ...

The Scheduled Castes And The Scheduled Tribes (Prevention Of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015

2/2/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015 to ensure more stringent provisions for prevention of Atr ...

Caste System and Genes

29/1/2016 | Social Issues | Features of Indian Society

A genetic study has traced the emergence of caste system in India to about 1,575 years ago during the rule of the Gupta dynasty. This study is conduct ...

Pradhan Mantri Nai Manzil Scheme Yojana

26/1/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The scheme “Nai Manzil” scheme is launched to address the educational and livelihood needs of minority communities in general and Muslims in particula ...

National Family Health Survey (NFHS- 4)

23/1/2016 | Social Issues | Health

The Fourth National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) is a nationally representative household survey that measures a wide range of indicators relating to ...

Women Empowerment: NFHS(National Family Health Survey )-4

23/1/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Indian women seem to have finally embarked on their journey to empowerment Though the fertility rate or the number of children each woman has is dropp ...

Lancet Journal On Stillbirths

22/1/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children

Main Highlights: An estimated 2.6 million third trimester stillbirths occurred in 2015 across the world. Most stillbirths (98%) occur in low and middl ...

Tribes in 2015

20/1/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is responsible for overall development (including health and education) of people belonging to Scheduled Tribes and to ...

Radio : Alternate Problem Solving Tool For Tribal Areas

17/1/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes

Many of the estimated 80 million members of India's tribal communities lack access to any mainstream media outlets. This often poses serious barriers ...

New Skill Initiatives For Youths

15/1/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development

The Union Ministry of Tourism has launched the new skill initiatives on the occasion of “National Youth Day” in order to improve the sectoral service ...

Liquor Ban In Kerala

2/1/2016 | Social Issues | Social Problems in India

Supreme Court upholds the controversial ‘Liquor-Free Kerala’ policy restricting the serving of liquor to five-star hotels in the State. Th ...

Accessible India Campaign

5/12/2015 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

For Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) universal accessibility is critical for enabling them to gain access for equal opportunity and live independently ...

Permanent Commission to Women Navy Officers

21/11/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme Court suspended the operation of the Delhi High Court order which directed the navy to give permanent commission to all women officers ser ...

Global Gender Gap Report

20/11/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

India has improved its ranking to 108th position among 145 countries in the global gender gap index prepared by the World Economic Forum. India rank i ...

Enable Makeathon

19/11/2015 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The union ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has partnered with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for Enable Makeathon. What ...

AMRIT outlet

16/11/2015 | Social Issues | Health

The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda recently inaugurated the Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment ( ...

E-Pathshala, Saransh, Shaala Siddhi Portals/ Mobile APPS

8/11/2015 | Social Issues | Education

The Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on 7 November 2015 launched the e-Pathshala, Saaransh and National Programme on School Stan ...

“Why Children Commit Offences” Report

2/11/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children

A report titled ‘Why Children Commit Offences’ released by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) states that “The ...

“Why Children Commit Offences” Report

2/11/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children

A report titled ‘Why Children Commit Offences’ released by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) states that “The ...

UN releases report-“The World’s Women 2015”

22/10/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The report, World’s Women 2015, is released by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of theUnited Nations. The report is published every ...

UNESCO report-Gender and Education for All (EFA) 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges

22/10/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Gender and EFA 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges report is produced in partnership with the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative ...

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

6/10/2015 | Social Issues | Education

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was launched by Human Resource Development ministry for educational institutions. Developed by a team ...

Socio Economic and Caste Census

1/10/2015 | Social Issues | Caste system

The government has released the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 for Rural India, the first such data since 1932, which paints a grim pictu ...

Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) gets cabinet approval

26/9/2015 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC). The centre will be established as a socie ...

Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme for the Persons with Disabilities

25/9/2015 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, under the Department of Empowerment of People with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justi ...

Census 2011 - Religious Communities

3/9/2015 | Social Issues | religion

The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India today released the data on Population by Religious Communities of Census 2011. The distribution i ...

Religion Based Count

1/9/2015 | Social Issues | religion

Four years after census figures on religion were compiled; the Central Government has released the data, still keeping with it the caste count, in a m ...

Web portal Vidya Lakshmi

1/9/2015 | Social Issues | Education

The web portal has been launched by Government of India launched for students seeking educational loan. Vidya Lakshmi portal is a first of its kind po ...

Report on Early Childhood Development and Legal Entitlements

1/9/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children

The Law Commission of India submitted the 259th report titled “Early Childhood Development and Legal Entitlements” to the Union Law Minist ...

LAW PANEL - MAKE EDUCATION COMPULSORY, FREE FROM AGE 3

27/8/2015 | Social Issues | Education

Children should be provided free and compulsory education from the age of three, not six to 14 as provided under the Right to Education Act, the Law C ...

National Policy For Skill Development

7/7/2015 | Social Issues | Skill Development

The government has approved the country’s first integrated national policy to develop skills and promote entrepreneurship at a large scale with ...

US Legalises Gay Marriage

30/6/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender

The Supreme Court ruled that the United States Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph for the American gay ri ...

Irish Voters Back Same-Sex Marriage

2/6/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender

Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country. Ireland ha ...

Irish Voters Back Same-Sex Marriage

2/6/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender

Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country. Ireland ha ...

Bill To Check Benami Deals Gets Cabinet Clearance

20/5/2015 | Social Issues | Corruption

As a sequel to the announcement in the Budget, the Union Cabinet gave its approval to amend the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 by moving ...

Penalty For Corruption

12/5/2015 | Social Issues | Corruption

Seeking to bring corruption into the heinous crime category, the Union Cabinet has approved official amendments to an anti-graft legislation, enhancin ...

Equal Rights For Transgenders

29/4/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender

In a first in last 45 years, the Rajya Sabha has unanimously passed a private member’s Bill seeking to protect rights and dignity of transgender ...

Rajya Sabha Equal Rights For Transgenders

28/4/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender

In a first in last 45 years, the Rajya Sabha has unanimously passed a private member’s Bill seeking to protect rights and dignity of transgender ...

India Votes In Favour Of Anti-Gay Resolution At UN

1/4/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender

India was among the 43 countries that voted in support of a Russian-drafted resolution that proposed removing benefits for same-sex partners of UN sta ...

Govt to Go Ahead With Law Treating Juveniles As Adults In Grave Crimes

1/4/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children

Rejecting the recommendations of a parliamentary committee which disapproved of treating juveniles accused of heinous offences as adults, the Central ...

Haryana Clears Bill To Ban Cow Slaughter

14/3/2015 | Social Issues | religion

The Haryana Assembly has unanimously passed a Bill imposing a complete ban on cow slaughter in the state and providing for a rigorous imprisonment ran ...

Juveniles as Adults In Heinous Cases

25/2/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children

The government’s plan to treat juveniles of 16 to 18 years of age accused of heinous offences as adults suffered a huge setback with the parliam ...

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Scheme

15/1/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

After Swachh Bharat and Make In India, the Modi government's big bang flagship scheme will be "Beti bachao, beti padhao'' that will b ...

Annual Status Of Education Report 2014

15/1/2015 | Social Issues | Education

NGO Pratham on 13 January 2015 released 10th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2014). The report noted that overall situation with basic reading ...

Mission Indradhanush

3/1/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children

The government has launched “Mission Indradhanush” depicting seven colours of the rainbow, aiming to cover all those children by 2020 who are either u ...

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