Reserve Bank launches index to capture financial inclusion

Source: Livemint and Business Standard What is the News? The Reserve Bank of India has released India’s First composite Financial Inclusion Index (FI-Index). About Financial Inclusion Index(FI-Index): Released by: Reserve Bank of India(RBI) Aim: To capture the extent of financial inclusion across the country. Parameters: The index comprises three broad parameters — access (35% weightage),… Continue reading Reserve Bank launches index to capture financial inclusion

NITI Aayog Releases Handbook to Guide EV Charging Infrastructure in India

Source: PIB What is the News? NITI Aayog has released a report titled “The Handbook for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Implementation”.  Prepared by: NITI Aayog, Ministry of Power (MoP), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), and World Resources Institute (WRI) India. Objective: To guide state governments and local bodies to… Continue reading NITI Aayog Releases Handbook to Guide EV Charging Infrastructure in India

‘29% of students exposed to second-hand smoke’

Source: The Hindu What is the News? Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has presided over the release of the Fourth Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS-4), India, 2019. About Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS-4), India, 2019: The fourth round of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS-4) was conducted in 2019 by the International Institute… Continue reading ‘29% of students exposed to second-hand smoke’

Kerala has highest share of elderly in population, Bihar lowest

Source: TOI  What is the News? Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation(MOSPI) has released a report titled “Elderly in India 2021”.The report is based on the findings of the Technical Group on Population Projections for India and States for 2011-2036. Key Findings of the Elderly in India 2021 Report:  Growth of Elderly Population: The general… Continue reading Kerala has highest share of elderly in population, Bihar lowest

UN warns hunger is expected to rise in 23 global hotspots

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Food Program(WFP) has released a new report titled “Hunger Hotspots”. About Hunger Hotspots Report: The Hunger Hotspots Report is an early-warning analysis of countries and situations called hotspots where acute food insecurity is likely to deteriorate over the coming months.… Continue reading UN warns hunger is expected to rise in 23 global hotspots

NITI Aayog and RMI Release a Report on Power Distribution Sector

Source: PIB What is the News? NITI Aayog and RMI have released a report titled “Turning Around the Power Distribution Sector”. Purpose of the Report: The report presents a review of reform efforts in the Indian and global power distribution sector. It extracts the learnings and best practices from policy experience that exists in the… Continue reading NITI Aayog and RMI Release a Report on Power Distribution Sector

India tough place for business: US report

Source: TOI What is the News? The US State Department has released a report titled ‘2021 Investment Climate Statements: India’. Key Findings of the Report: India remains a challenging place to do business despite taking up many reforms and improving its position in the ease of doing business index. This is because: Protectionist Measures: New… Continue reading India tough place for business: US report

Explained: ICMR’s fourth serosurvey and its findings

Sources: The Indian Express, The Hindu, The Mint, Times of India and Down to Earth About the news: The fourth nationwide serological survey was conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in June-July. Its findings are significant because this is for the first time children aged 6-17 years were included in the national… Continue reading Explained: ICMR’s fourth serosurvey and its findings

Midday meals leave a long-lasting impact: study

Source: The Hindu What is the News? A Study titled “Intergenerational nutrition benefits of India’s national school feeding program’” has been published in Nature Communications. The study used nationally representative data on mothers and their children from 1993 to 2016 to assess whether the mid-day meal scheme has supported intergenerational improvements in a child’s linear… Continue reading Midday meals leave a long-lasting impact: study

India largest source of govt. info requests, says Twitter

Source: The Hindu What is the News? Twitter has released the biannual Twitter Transparency Report. The report shares details on the number of government and legal requests, removal requests and data around accounts actioned for various violations. Key Findings of the Report:  Government’s Request for Account Information: Globally, Twitter received 14,561 government requests for account… Continue reading India largest source of govt. info requests, says Twitter