Global Hunger Index is out, India in ‘serious’ category at rank 107

Source: The post is based on the article “Global Hunger Index is out, India in ‘serious’ category at rank 107″ published in The Hindu on 15th October 2022. What is the News? This year’s Global Hunger Index, 2022 has been released. What is Global Hunger Index? The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool for comprehensively measuring and… Continue reading Global Hunger Index is out, India in ‘serious’ category at rank 107

IISc retains top position, 8 IITs in overall list: THE World University Rankings

Source: The post is based on the article “IISc retains top position, 8 IITs in overall list: THE World University Rankings” published in the Indian Express on 13th October 2022. What is the News? The Times Higher Education has announced the results of World University Rankings-2023. About THE World University Rankings It is formerly known as… Continue reading IISc retains top position, 8 IITs in overall list: THE World University Rankings

Living Planet Report-Shrinking biodiversity: 69% drop in wildlife populations in nearly 5 decades, shows report

Source: The post is based on the article “Shrinking biodiversity: 69% drop in wildlife populations in nearly 5 decades, shows report” published in the Indian Express on 13th October 2022. What is the News? Recently, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the Living Planet Report. About the Living Planet Report It is a biennial report produced… Continue reading Living Planet Report-Shrinking biodiversity: 69% drop in wildlife populations in nearly 5 decades, shows report

World Bank says 70 million plunged into poverty in 2020: What caused setbacks in India, world

Source: The post is based on the article “World Bank says 70 million plunged into poverty in 2020: What caused setbacks in India, world” published in the Indian Express on 6th October 2022. What is the News? The World Bank has recently released a report, titled “Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2022: Correcting Course.” What are the… Continue reading World Bank says 70 million plunged into poverty in 2020: What caused setbacks in India, world

6th edition of Asia’s largest telecom festival India Mobile Congress draws to end with grand success in Delhi

Source: The post is based on the article “6th edition of Asia’s largest telecom festival India Mobile Congress draws to end with grand success in Delhi” published in PIB on 5th October 2022. What is the News? The 6th edition of Asia’s largest telecom festival, India Mobile Congress 2022 concluded with grand success. About India… Continue reading 6th edition of Asia’s largest telecom festival India Mobile Congress draws to end with grand success in Delhi

President of India Announces Results of Swachh Survekshan 2022

Source: The post is based on the following articles “President of India Announces Results of Swachh Survekshan 2022” published in PIB on 1st October 2022. “Telangana scoops Swachh Survekshan Gramin, 2022 award” published in The Hindu on 3rd October 2022. What is the News? The President of India has announced the Swachh Survekshan, 2022 rankings.… Continue reading President of India Announces Results of Swachh Survekshan 2022

India climbs to the 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index of WIPO; a huge leap of 41 places in 7 years

Source: The post is based on the article “India climbs to the 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index of WIPO; a huge leap of 41 places in 7 years” published in PIB on 30th September 2022. What is the News? The Global Innovation Index 2022 has been released by the World Intellectual Property Organization… Continue reading India climbs to the 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index of WIPO; a huge leap of 41 places in 7 years

Survey shows increase in employment in fourth quarter of last fiscal, manufacturing largest contributor

Source: The post is based on the article “Survey shows increase in employment in fourth quarter of last fiscal, manufacturing largest contributor” published in The Hindu on 28th September 2022 What is the News? The Government has released the results of the fourth round of the Quarterly Employment Survey(QES). Note: QES is part of the… Continue reading Survey shows increase in employment in fourth quarter of last fiscal, manufacturing largest contributor

UNESCO inaugurates 2022 State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education

Source: The post is based on the article “UNESCO inaugurates 2022 State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education” published in TOI on 21st September 2022 What is the News? United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched its State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education. The… Continue reading UNESCO inaugurates 2022 State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education

Indians prefer religious organisations, beggars for making donations: survey

Source: The post is based on the article “Indians prefer religious organisations, beggars for making donations: survey” published in Indian Express on 20th September 2022. What is the News? Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP),Ashoka University has released a  report titled “How India Gives 2020-21’. What are the key findings of the report? Indians… Continue reading Indians prefer religious organisations, beggars for making donations: survey

CDSCO falling short in effectively regulating the medical devices industry: Parliamentary panel

Source: The post is based on the article “CDSCO falling short in effectively regulating the medical devices industry: Parliamentary panel” published in The Hindu on 15th September 2022. What is the News? The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health has submitted a report titled “Medical Devices: Regulations and Control”. What are the key highlights from the… Continue reading CDSCO falling short in effectively regulating the medical devices industry: Parliamentary panel

India Discrimination Report 2022: Tale of women workers: Rapid exit from workforce, sliding earnings

Source: The post is based on the article “Tale of women workers: Rapid exit from workforce, sliding earnings” published in Indian Express on 15th September 2022. What is the News? Oxfam India has released a report titled ‘India Discrimination Report 2022’. The report is based on the data from the Union Ministry of Statistics and… Continue reading India Discrimination Report 2022: Tale of women workers: Rapid exit from workforce, sliding earnings

Gender Snapshot 2022 Report: It will take 3 centuries to close gender gap completely, warns UN

Source: The post is based on the article “Gender Snapshot 2022 Report: It will take 3 centuries to close gender gap completely, warns UN” published in Down To Earth on 8th September 2022. What is the News? The report titled “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): The Gender Snapshot 2022” was released by United… Continue reading Gender Snapshot 2022 Report: It will take 3 centuries to close gender gap completely, warns UN

India ranks 132 in UNDP’s Human Development Index, amid a global fall

Source: The post is based on the article “India ranks 132 in UNDP’s Human Development Index, amid a global fall” published in The Hindu on 9th September 2022. What is the News? India ranks 132 out of 191 countries in the Human Development Index(HDI) 2021. What is the Human Development Index(HDI)? Released by: United Nations… Continue reading India ranks 132 in UNDP’s Human Development Index, amid a global fall

28th edition of Status Report on India’s External Debt 2021-22 released

Source: The post is based on the article “28th edition of Status Report on India’s External Debt 2021-22 released” published in PIB on 5st September 2022 What is the News? External Debt Management Unit(EDMU) in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance has released the 28th edition of the Status Report on India’s External… Continue reading 28th edition of Status Report on India’s External Debt 2021-22 released

State of the Climate Report: Greenhouse gas, sea levels reached record highs in 2021: NOAA Report

Source: The post is based on the article “Greenhouse gas, sea levels reached record highs in 2021: NOAA Report” published in Down To Earth on 2nd September 2022. What is the News? The 32nd annual State of the Climate Report has been released. What is the State of the Climate Report? Published by: The report… Continue reading State of the Climate Report: Greenhouse gas, sea levels reached record highs in 2021: NOAA Report

India poised to become next global SaaS capital: Report

Source: The post is based on the article “India poised to become next global SaaS capital: Report” published in Livemint on 27th August 2022. What is the News? The Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) and Ernst & Young Global Limited(EY) have released a study titled “India: The next global SaaS capital”. What is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)? Software-as-a-Service… Continue reading India poised to become next global SaaS capital: Report

India’s battery storage potential to be 600 GWh by 2030: Niti Aayog

Source: The post is based on the article “India’s battery storage potential to be 600 GWh by 2030: Niti Aayog” published in TOI on 25th August 2022. What is the News? NITI Aayog has released a report titled ‘Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Reuse and Recycling Market in India’. What are the key findings of the… Continue reading India’s battery storage potential to be 600 GWh by 2030: Niti Aayog

Wind project addition to peak by 2024, says report

Source: The post is based on the article “Wind project addition to peak by 2024, says report” published in The Hindu on 25th August 2022. What is the News? Global Wind Energy Council(GWEC) and MEC Intelligence have launched a report titled “Renewing wind growth to power the energy transition: India Wind Energy Market Outlook 2026”.… Continue reading Wind project addition to peak by 2024, says report

India’s sex ratio at birth normalises slightly

Source: The post is based on the article “India’s sex ratio at birth normalises slightly” published in The Hindu on 24th August 2022. What is the News? Pew Research Center has released a report titled ‘India’s sex ratio at birth begin to normalise’.  What are the key findings of the report? India’s Sex Ratio: The… Continue reading India’s sex ratio at birth normalises slightly

Global Employment Trends for Youth: Youth employment deteriorated in India: ILO report

Source: The post is based on the article “Youth employment deteriorated in India: ILO report” published in The Hindu on 11th August 2022. What is the News? The International Labour Organisation(ILO) has released the Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022 report. The report provides an update on key youth labour market indicators and trends. What… Continue reading Global Employment Trends for Youth: Youth employment deteriorated in India: ILO report

Over 7% Indians own digital currency; 7th highest in the world

Source: The post is based on the article “Over 7% Indians own digital currency; 7th highest in the world” published in Livemint on 12th August 2022. What is the News? UNCTAD has released three policy briefs focuses on the implications of cryptocurrencies for the stability and security of monetary systems, and financial stability. What are… Continue reading Over 7% Indians own digital currency; 7th highest in the world

Gender gaps in food: 150 million more women went hungry than men in 2021

Source: The post is based on the article “Gender gaps in food: 150 million more women went hungry than men in 2021” published in Down To Earth on 7th August 2022. What is the News? CARE, an international humanitarian organization has released a report titled “Food Security and Gender Equality: A synergistic understudied symphony”. The… Continue reading Gender gaps in food: 150 million more women went hungry than men in 2021

Financial inclusion index inches up, all sub-indices rise: RBI

Source: The post is based on the article “Financial inclusion index inches up, all sub-indices rise: RBI” published in Indian Express on 3rd August 2022. What is the News? The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has released the Financial Inclusion Index(FI-Index) for the year ending March 31, 2022. What is the Financial Inclusion Index? Released by:… Continue reading Financial inclusion index inches up, all sub-indices rise: RBI

Aid for Trade at a Glance 2022 report: India got highest aid for trade from developed countries in 2020

Source: The post is based on the article “India got highest aid for trade from developed countries in 2020” published in Business Standard on 2nd August 2022. What is the News? The World Trade Organization(WTO) and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD) have released a report titled Aid for Trade at a Glance 2022 report.… Continue reading Aid for Trade at a Glance 2022 report: India got highest aid for trade from developed countries in 2020

Aridity Anomaly Outlook(AAO) Index: Some 85% districts in India now face arid conditions

Source: The post is based on the article “Aridity Anomaly Outlook(AAO) Index: Some 85% districts in India now face arid conditions” published in Down To Earth on 28th July 2022. What is the News? The Indian Meteorological Department(IMD) has released the Aridity Anomaly Outlook(AAO) Index.  What is the Aridity Anomaly Outlook(AAO) Index? Developed by: India… Continue reading Aridity Anomaly Outlook(AAO) Index: Some 85% districts in India now face arid conditions

India topped list of trade-related concerns at WTO in 2021 with 35% share

Source: The post is based on the article “India topped list of trade-related concerns at WTO in 2021 with 35% share” published in Business Standard on 30th July 2022. What is the News? The World Trade Organization(WTO) has released its annual report. What are the key takeaways from the report? Trade Related Concerns raised against… Continue reading India topped list of trade-related concerns at WTO in 2021 with 35% share

Internet in India report: India to have around 900 million internet users by 2025: Report

Source: The post is based on the article “India to have around 900 million internet users by 2025: Report” published in Livemint on 29th July 2022. What is the News? The Internet and Mobile Association of India(IAMAI) has released its report titled “Internet in India”. What are the key findings of the report? Active Internet… Continue reading Internet in India report: India to have around 900 million internet users by 2025: Report

With $87 billion, India top remittance recipient in 2021: UN report

Source: The post is based on the article “With $87 billion, India top remittance recipient in 2021: UN report” published in Economic Times on 20th July 2022. What is the News? The World Health Organization(WHO) has released a report titled ‘’World report on the health of refugees and migrants’. This is the first WHO report… Continue reading With $87 billion, India top remittance recipient in 2021: UN report

Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh Top NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index 2021

Source: The post is based on the article “Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh Top NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index 2021” published in PIB on 21st July 2022. What is the News? NITI Aayog has released the India Innovation Index 2021. What is the India Innovation Index? Prepared by: NITI Aayog and the Institute for Competitiveness. Purpose:… Continue reading Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh Top NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index 2021

India to give land for I2U2-backed food parks

Source: The post is based on the article “India to give land for I2U2-backed food parks” published in The Hindu on 15th July 2022 What is the News? The leaders of the I2U2 grouping – India, Israel, the UAE and the USA have held their first summit. What is I2U2 Grouping? Click Here to read… Continue reading India to give land for I2U2-backed food parks

Explained: How gender equal is India as per the 2022 Global Gender Gap Index?

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained: How gender equal is India as per the 2022 Global Gender Gap Index?” published in Indian Express on 14th July 2022 What is the News? Global Gender Gap Index, 2022 has been released. What is the Global Gender Gap Index? Released by: World Economic Forum(WEF) Purpose:… Continue reading Explained: How gender equal is India as per the 2022 Global Gender Gap Index?

Youth in India 2022 report: India’s demography at crossroads: Elderly may outnumber the youth

Source: The post is based on the article “India’s demography at crossroads: Elderly may outnumber the youth” published in the Indian Express on 13th July 2022. What is the News? ‘Youth in India 2022’ report was released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. What are the key findings of the Youth in India 2022 report?… Continue reading Youth in India 2022 report: India’s demography at crossroads: Elderly may outnumber the youth

World Population Prospects(WPP) Report: UN population report explained: A look at the trends, projections and implication

Source: The post is based on the article “UN population report explained: A look at the trends, projections and implication” published in Indian Express on 12th July 2022. What is the News? The United Nations(UN) has released the World Population Prospects(WPP) Report 2022. What is the World Population Prospects(WPP) Report? Published by: Population Division of… Continue reading World Population Prospects(WPP) Report: UN population report explained: A look at the trends, projections and implication

Union Minister inaugurates India’s first ever Animal Health Summit

Source: The post is based on the article “Union Minister inaugurates India’s first ever Animal Health Summit” published in PIB on 9th July 2022 What is the News? Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has inaugurated the first India Animal Health Summit 2022. What is the India Animal Health Summit 2022? Organized by:… Continue reading Union Minister inaugurates India’s first ever Animal Health Summit

SOFI Report 2022: World is not doing enough to end hunger by 2030: UN

Source: The post is based on the article “World is not doing enough to end hunger by 2030: UN” published in Down To Earth on 7th July 2022. What is the News? The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World(SOFI) 2022 Report has been released. What is the State of Food Security and… Continue reading SOFI Report 2022: World is not doing enough to end hunger by 2030: UN

Global Findex Report 2021: India still among countries with poor access to banking: Report

Source: The post is based on the article “India still among countries with poor access to banking: Report” published in Down To Earth on 5th July 2022. What is the News? The World Bank has released ‘The Global Findex Report 2021’. What is the purpose of the Global Findex Report 2021? The report surveys over… Continue reading Global Findex Report 2021: India still among countries with poor access to banking: Report

Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022: Covid-19 pandemic pushed 93 million more people into extreme poverty in 2020: UN SDGs report

Source: The post is based on the article “Covid-19 pandemic pushed 93 million more people into extreme poverty in 2020: UN SDGs report” published in TOI on 8th July 2022. What is the News? The United Nations has released a report titled “Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022”. What is the purpose of the report? The… Continue reading Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022: Covid-19 pandemic pushed 93 million more people into extreme poverty in 2020: UN SDGs report

States Startup Ranking 2021: Results of Ranking of States on support to Start-up Ecosystems declared

Source: The post is based on the article “States Startup Ranking 2021: Results of Ranking of States Exercise 2021 on support to Start-up Ecosystems declared” published in PIB on 4th July 2022. What is the News? The 3rd edition of the State Startup Ranking was released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. What is… Continue reading States Startup Ranking 2021: Results of Ranking of States on support to Start-up Ecosystems declared

State Ranking Index for NFSA: Odisha, UP, AP emerge as top three states among General Category States

Source: The post is based on the article “State Ranking Index for NFSA: Odisha, UP, AP emerge as top three states among General Category States” published in PIB on 5th July 2022. What is the News? The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has released the 1st edition of ‘State Ranking Index… Continue reading State Ranking Index for NFSA: Odisha, UP, AP emerge as top three states among General Category States

World Cities Report 2022: India’s urban population to stand at 675 million in 2035, behind China’s 1 billion

What is the News? United Nations-Habitat(UN-Habitat) has released the World Cities Report 2022. What are the key findings of the report? World Urban Population The urban population is expected to continue to grow naturally through rising birth rates, particularly in lower-income countries. Globally, the urban population is forecast to grow from 56% of the global… Continue reading World Cities Report 2022: India’s urban population to stand at 675 million in 2035, behind China’s 1 billion

India home to largest number of opiate users: UN report on drugs

What is the News? The UN Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC) has released the World Drug Report 2022. What are the key findings of the report? Globally: Compared to the previous decade, the number of drug users has increased by 26% globally. Although women remain in the minority of drug users globally, their consumption rate… Continue reading India home to largest number of opiate users: UN report on drugs

Green Hydrogen Is Critical to India’s Economic Development and Net-Zero Ambitions: Report

What is the News? NITI Aayog has released a report titled “Harnessing Green Hydrogen: Opportunities for Deep Decarbonisation in India”. What is Green Hydrogen? Green hydrogen is hydrogen gas produced through the electrolysis of water — an energy intensive process for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen — using renewable power to achieve this. The… Continue reading Green Hydrogen Is Critical to India’s Economic Development and Net-Zero Ambitions: Report

NITI Aayog and TIFAC Launch Report on Future Penetration of Electric Two-Wheelers in the Indian Market

What is the News? NITI Aayog and Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) have released a report titled ‘Forecasting Penetration of Electric Two-Wheelers in India’. Note: TIFAC is an autonomous organization set up in 1988 under the Department of Science & Technology to look ahead in the technology domain, assess the technology trajectories and… Continue reading NITI Aayog and TIFAC Launch Report on Future Penetration of Electric Two-Wheelers in the Indian Market

Speeding major cause of death: Lancet Study

What is the News? According to a Lancet study, steps taken to check vehicle speed on Indian roads could save 20,554 lives annually. What are the key takeaways from the Lancet Study on Road Accidents? Road Accidents Road traffic injuries(RTIs) are the eighth leading cause of death globally for all ages and the first cause… Continue reading Speeding major cause of death: Lancet Study

Niti Aayog’s report on India’s gig economy: what has the think-tank recommended?

What is the News? NITI Aayog has released a report titled ‘India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy’. What is “India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy” Report? Click Here to read about the report What are the other findings of the report? LFPR of Women and Person with Disabilities The Female Labour Force Participation in India… Continue reading Niti Aayog’s report on India’s gig economy: what has the think-tank recommended?

Internet shutdowns hurt much more than we realize: UN rights office

What is the News? The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has released a report titled “Internet shutdowns: Trends, causes, legal implications and impacts on a range of human rights.” What are the key findings of the report? Internet Shutdowns: Internet shutdowns are measures taken by a government or on… Continue reading Internet shutdowns hurt much more than we realize: UN rights office

NITI Aayog Launches Report on India’s Gig and Platform Economy

What is the News? NITI Aayog has launched a report titled ‘India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy’.  What is India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy Report? Released by: Niti Aayog Purpose: The report is a first-of-its-kind study that presents comprehensive perspectives and recommendations on the gig–platform economy in India. What are the key highlights from… Continue reading NITI Aayog Launches Report on India’s Gig and Platform Economy

Ministry of Education releases first ever report on Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) for the year 2018-19 and 2019-20

What is the News? The Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE and L), Ministry of Education (MoE) has released the Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) for 2018-19 and 2019-20. What is the Performance Grading Index for Districts(PGI-D)?  Aim: To assess the performance of the school education system at the District level by creating… Continue reading Ministry of Education releases first ever report on Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) for the year 2018-19 and 2019-20

The Global Liveability Index 2022: These are the world’s ‘most’ and ‘least’ liveable cities

What is the News? The Global Liveability Index 2022 has been released. What is the Global Liveability Index? Published by: Economist Intelligence Unit(EIU) annually Aim: To quantify the challenges presented to an individual’s lifestyle in 173 cities. Categories: The index ranked the cities based on these categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.… Continue reading The Global Liveability Index 2022: These are the world’s ‘most’ and ‘least’ liveable cities