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A demographic window of opportunity: on population and policy

Recently, the United Nations released the 26th revision of World Population Prospects and forecast that India will overtake China as the most populous country by 2027. The author discusses what policy measures should India take to reap its demographic dividend. 

Deepening #MeToo

A year after an actor inspired women to speak up against harassment, it’s critical to assess the gains and challenges

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India can repeal Art 370 at will : Centre

The government has informed Parliament that “no foreign government or organisation has any locus standi” in repealing Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir as matters relating to the Constitution of India are internal and only for the Indian Parliament to deal with.

Cabinet approves Inter State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill 2019

The Union Cabinet has approved the Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that will help adjudicate disputes relating to waters of inter-State rivers and river valleys.

Lok Sabha gives nod to arbitration bill

The Lok Sabha cleared the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2019.

Cabinet approves transgender bill

The Union Cabinet approved the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019

A case for nutrition counselling

A new study suggests that nutrition and health counselling delivered under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme is one of the best possible investments that can be made by any government.

Caution needed: on Supreme Court decision on Rohingya’s status

Supreme Court decision on the Rohingya’s status must protect those fleeing persecution

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Turning down the heat: on forest restoration

There is enormous potential in mitigating climate change through forest restoration

Worker safety code bill gets cabinet approval

The Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019, which would impact “40 crore unorganised workers”, was approved at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

IAF to adapt ASRAAM missile for fighter fleet

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is looking to adopt a new European visual range air to air missile across its fighter fleet.

'CSO must rethink informal setor estimates'

Former Chief Statistician of India Pronab Sen said that the Central Statistics Office (CSO) needs to rethink how it estimates the growth of the informal sector as the current method is no longer accurate.