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Jan 17, 2018
ASER survey paints bleak portrait of India's rural education system: Students struggle with reading, arithmetic, general knowledgeIndia is failing to train adolescents (aged 14 to 18) in rural schools, with most not being able to retain skills learnt in earlier classes, reveals the 2017 edition of the Annual Survey of Education Report (ASER)
Jan 09, 2018
Despite Centre's Aadhaar push, its benefits for poor are unclear and impact on PDS is not fully known, claims RBI reportThe benefits of Aadhaar, India’s biometrics-based unique national identity system–the world’s largest–are unclear and the impact of direct benefit transfers it will be used to deliver to the poor is not studied enough, a new study published by an arm of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has concluded.
Jan 06, 2018
Railways' bio-toilet project deeply flawed, need 3,350 truckloads of cow dung at Rs 42 cr, reveals CAG reportThe Indian Railways need to buy 3,350 truckloads of cow dung at Rs 42 crore in 2018 to “recharge” malfunctioning ‘bio-toilets’ that it has fitted on 44.8% of trains
Jan 03, 2018
India had highest number of pollution-related deaths, reveals study; 2.5 million died in 2015 due to poor air qualityIn 2015, out of the 10.3 million deaths in India due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), 2.5 million were linked to pollution, according to a global study.
Dec 13, 2017
India can answer its environmental woes by involving local communities under Biological Diversity ActOne example of citizen participation comes from the Mendha Lekha village in Maharashtra, which recorded and tracked its biological wealth in 2004.
Dec 03, 2017
India is 'losing its night' over three times faster than global average through light pollution, says researcher Christopher KybaLight pollution is gradually encroaching upon more of the Earth’s surface with the annual growth of such newly lit areas pegged at 2.2 percent, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances.
Nov 28, 2017
In Kashmir, focus on militancy left rising drug addiction unchecked: Political unrest and growing unemployment to blameDrug addiction is a bigger challenge than militancy in Jammu and Kashmir today, the state’s director general of police, Shesh Paul Vaid, told a news agency on 16 November, 2017.
Nov 25, 2017
Bihar’s poorest women are changing their lives, with aid from Jeevika, a self-help initiativeA state-wide programme, Jeevika today involves over 8.2 million rural women in self-help groups
Nov 15, 2017
While government fails to enforce pollution standards on power plants, India breathes more toxic airIndia wants more electricity and needs more power plants to get it, but the government is not enforcing the pollution standards it needs to on these plants.
Nov 08, 2017
Politics and polls apart, Himachal Pradesh citizens better off than Gujarat in social index but earn little lessIndiaSpend analysed different government data and found that while Himachal Pradesh’s per capita income is almost equal to Gujarat’s, the Himalayan state is better off in six of seven social indicators we considered: Infant mortality rate (IMR), sex ratio, literacy rate among men and women, underweight prevalence among children, crime rate against women and crime rate against scheduled castes (SCs).