Aadhaar card: An Invasion to privacy

Aadhaar card: An Invasion to privacy By Pavithraa   Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique-identity number issued to all Indian residents based on their biometric and demographic data. The data is collected by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is a statutory authority established in January 2009 by the Government of India, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, under the provisions of the Aadhaar … Continue reading Aadhaar card: An Invasion to privacy

This is the story of India’s growth

This is the story of India’s growth     India has achieved much in the last decades. Yet an economic deceleration in the past few quarters has generated worried commentaries about India’s growth potential. However, our analysis of nearly five decades of data finds that India’s long-term growth process is steady, stable, diversified and resilient. Does this lay the groundwork for a more sustained 8% growth … Continue reading This is the story of India’s growth

It’s time to clean India’s polluted rivers. Here’s how we can do it

It’s time to clean India’s polluted rivers. Here’s how we can do it Just a few decades ago, Indians across the nation would walk down to the local stream or river to collect drinking water, wash their clothes, take a bath or just swim and enjoy themselves. Today, doing anything of this sort is out of the question and can have serious health consequences. Like … Continue reading It’s time to clean India’s polluted rivers. Here’s how we can do it

8 things you need to know about India’s economy

8 things you need to know about India’s economy India’s economic success in recent years has helped to ensure that South Asia is the fastest-growing region in the world – but it faces significant challenges alongside its opportunities for further growth. Ahead of the India Economic Summit 2017, taking place in New Delhi from 4-6 October, here are eight things you need to know to … Continue reading 8 things you need to know about India’s economy

Inequality in India: what’s the real story?

Inequality in India: what’s the real story?   India is suddenly in the news for all the wrong reasons. It is now hitting the headlines as one of the most unequal countries in the world, whether one measures inequality on the basis of income or wealth. So how unequal is India? As the economist Branko Milanovic says: “The question is simple, the answer is not.” Based … Continue reading Inequality in India: what’s the real story?

EDUCATED UNEMPLOYMENT AND REMEDIES

EDUCATED UNEMPLOYMENT AND REMEDIES 1. Introduction A college degree has long been viewed as the ticket to a good job and social mobility, but many recent college graduates are finding that their investments in education are not paying off. It is true that young people with a bachelor’s degree are more likely to find a job than their less-educated peers, but recent graduates today suffer from … Continue reading EDUCATED UNEMPLOYMENT AND REMEDIES

Patterns of Marriage Dissolution in India

Patterns of Marriage Dissolution in India Data from the Census and District Level Household Survey-3 (2007–08) are used in this paper. The factors of marriage dissolution in India and its regions are investigated using multivariate hazard analysis. The results show that dissolution rates are higher in North-east, South, and West India than in other regions. The risk of marriage dissolution is twice as high for … Continue reading Patterns of Marriage Dissolution in India

Should Your Privacy Die With You?

Should Your Privacy Die With You? By Sowjanyansr   What Is Privacy? Privacy of an individual is recognized as a human right world over. According the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR),“everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence”[1]and according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), “no one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with … Continue reading Should Your Privacy Die With You?

Protection of children from Sexual Offences – what the law says

Protection of children from Sexual Offences – what the law says India has 440 million children as a part of its population which is more than the entire population of countries like USA, Mexico and Canada. Every fifth child in the world is an Indian. But what sort of life do these children have as they grow up. These children face some of the toughest … Continue reading Protection of children from Sexual Offences – what the law says

Regulation of Private Schools in India

  Regulation of Private Schools in India May 1, 2017 The last decade has witnessed growth in both the number of private schools in India and the proportion of children enrolled in them. The proportion of private schools rose from 19.49% in 2007-08 to 22.74% in 2014-15.  Around the same period, the share of enrolment of children between the ages of 6-14 in private schools rose … Continue reading Regulation of Private Schools in India