The Debate Over Census

The Debate Over Census Background: In 1872, India undertook its first census, which was carried out asynchronously in various regions of the nation. From 1881 until 2011, India consistently conducted decadal censuses despite epidemics, global wars, Partition, and other unrest. It is now becoming increasingly […]

Patriarchal Hegemony in the Legal System

Patriarchal Hegemony in the Legal System Context: This issue has raised after a sessions court in Kerala, while granting anticipatory bail recently to an author and social activist in the State in a case of alleged sexual harassment, observed that the offence under Section 354A […]

Not Centres of Learning Yet

Not Centres of Learning Yet For Mains: About Anganwadi system The Anganwadi system is a part of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) which serves over 30 million children in the age group of 3-6 in 1.3 million centres across the country. The ICDS scheme is […]

Question on Credibility of the Survey Data

Question on Credibility of the Survey Data Context: Academics have questioned the quality of NFHS data for various reasons, based on the previous four rounds of NFHS databases. Similarly, such questions have been raised against the NFHS 5 database also. Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) – […]

The Aryan Dravidian Debate

The Aryan Dravidian Debate Context: • The Tamil Nadu Governor’s statements regarding the Aryan Dravidian divide has invited criticism from across the country. Background: • P.T. Srinivasa Iyengar, a popular historian has never agreed to the view that Aryans and Dravidians were racially different. • […]

Population Prospects

Population Prospects Context: The World Population Prospects 2022, a projection of anticipated trends in world population, was released by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, on July 11, World Population Day. According to the estimate, the world’s population, which was about […]

National Policy For Persons With Disabilities

National Policy For Persons With Disabilities Context: The Department of Empowerment of Person with Disabilities (DoEPwD) recently released the draft of the national policy for persons with disabilities. The necessity for a new policy which replaces the 2006 policy was felt because of multiple factors […]