Social Issues News

Ratio of Marginalised communities in research

The Scheduled Caste(SC) and Scheduled Tribe(ST) applicants are half as likely to get selected for a Ph.D. programme at leading IITs in the country.

posted by Jawwad Kazi 13th Feb 2021

Accessible India Campaign

According to government data, less than 7% of public buses in the country were fully accessible to wheelchair users as of December 2020.

posted by Jawwad Kazi 12th Feb 2021

Maternal welfare scheme

The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, has crossed 1.75 crore eligible women till financial year 2020.

posted by Jawwad Kazi 5th Feb 2021

Bare Necessities Index (BNI)

According to a new ‘Bare Necessities Index’ (BNI) in the Economic Survey 2020-21, poorer States have reduced the gap with rich States in Bare Necessities.

posted by Jawwad Kazi 30th Jan 2021

Key nutrition committees fail to meet

The government’s three top committees on nutrition responsible for providing policy directions, have failed to meet even once since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out.

posted by Jawwad Kazi 8th Jan 2021