Student enrolments went up by 7.5% in 2020-21, All India Survey on Higher Education data show

Source: The post is based on the following articles: “Ministry of Education releases All India Survey on Higher Education(AISHE) 2020-2021” published in PIB on 29th January 2023 “Student enrolments went up by 7.5% in 2020-21, All India Survey on Higher Education data show” published in The Hindu on 30th January 2023 What is the News?… Continue reading Student enrolments went up by 7.5% in 2020-21, All India Survey on Higher Education data show

Five billion people unprotected from trans fat leading to heart disease

Source: The post is based on the article “Five billion people unprotected from trans fat leading to heart disease” published in WHO on 23rd January 2023 What is the News? The World Health Organization(WHO) has released a report titled “Countdown to 2023 – WHO report on global trans fat elimination”. What are the key findings… Continue reading Five billion people unprotected from trans fat leading to heart disease

Survival of the Richest: The India story – India’s richest 1% own more than 40% of total wealth: Oxfam

Source: The post is based on the article “India’s richest 1% own more than 40% of total wealth: Oxfam” published in The Hindu on 18th January 2023. What is the News? Oxfam has released a report  titled “Survival of the Richest: The India story”. What are the key findings of the Survival of the Richest:… Continue reading Survival of the Richest: The India story – India’s richest 1% own more than 40% of total wealth: Oxfam

ASER 2022: ASER Report flags widening learning gaps

Source: The post is based on the article “ASER Report flags widening learning gaps” published in The Hindu on 19th January 2023. What is the News? Annual Status of Education Report(ASER) 2022 has been released by Pratham, a non-governmental organization. What is the ASER? ASER is a household survey conducted across 616 rural districts covering… Continue reading ASER 2022: ASER Report flags widening learning gaps

Global Risk Report: Natural disasters, extreme weather second-most severe global risk in short term, says WEF report

Source: The post is based on the article “Natural disasters, extreme weather, second-most severe global risk in short term, says WEF report” published in Down To Earth on 16th January 2023. What is the News? The World Economic Forum(WEF) has released the 18th Edition of Global Risks Report 2023. What is ‘Global risk’? ‘Global risk’… Continue reading Global Risk Report: Natural disasters, extreme weather second-most severe global risk in short term, says WEF report

Wealth Report 2023 Attitude Survey: India Findings: Wealth of 9 in every 10 ultra-rich Indians rose in ’22: Knight Frank report

Source: The post is based on the article “Wealth of 9 in every 10 ultra-rich Indians rose in ’22: Knight Frank report” published in Business Standard on 16th January 2023. What is the News? Real estate company Knight Frank has released a report titled “Wealth Report 2023 Attitude Survey: India Findings”. What are the key… Continue reading Wealth Report 2023 Attitude Survey: India Findings: Wealth of 9 in every 10 ultra-rich Indians rose in ’22: Knight Frank report

Report on municipal finances: Municipal corporations in India are gasping for funds

Source: The post is based on the article “Municipal corporations in India are gasping for funds” published in Business Standard on 10th January 2023 What is the News? The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has released a study titled “Report on municipal finances”. The study reveals how municipal bodies are increasingly dependent on fund transfers from… Continue reading Report on municipal finances: Municipal corporations in India are gasping for funds

Remote work helped in saving jobs during COVID: ILO report

Source: The post is based on the article “Remote work helped in saving jobs during COVID: ILO report” published in The Hindu on 7th January 2023 What is the News? The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has released a report titled ‘Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World’. What are the key findings of the… Continue reading Remote work helped in saving jobs during COVID: ILO report

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways -Annual report ‘Road accidents in India — 2021’

Source: The post is based on the article “Ministry of Road Transport & Highways -Annual report ‘Road accidents in India — 2021” published in PIB on 28th December 2022 What is the News? The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has published the annual report ‘Road accidents in India — 2021’. About Road accidents in… Continue reading Ministry of Road Transport & Highways -Annual report ‘Road accidents in India — 2021’

‘Create in India,’ says task force on gaming, animation and VFX

Source: The post is based on the article “‘Create in India,’ says task force on gaming, animation and VFX” published in The Hindu on 27th December 2022.  What is the News? The task force on Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) promotion has submitted its report recently. About the task force on AVGC promotion… Continue reading ‘Create in India,’ says task force on gaming, animation and VFX

CPCB report shows fewer polluted river stretches, but worst ones remain unchanged

Source: The post is based on the article “CPCB report shows fewer polluted river stretches, but worst ones remain unchanged” published in The Hindu on 26th December 2022.  What is the News? According to a recent report from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the number of polluted stretches in India’s rivers has fallen from… Continue reading CPCB report shows fewer polluted river stretches, but worst ones remain unchanged

Urban-20 (U20) event being organized under G20 presidency of India

Source: The post is based on the article “Urban-20 (U20) event being organized under G20 presidency of India” published in PIB on 22nd December 2022 What is the News? The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is organizing the Urban 20 event under the G20 Presidency of India. What is Urban 20 (U20)? Urban-20 (U20)… Continue reading Urban-20 (U20) event being organized under G20 presidency of India

Social Progress Index(SPI) for States and Districts received by EAC-PM, released

Source: The post is based on the article “Social Progress Index(SPI) for States and Districts received by EAC-PM, released” published in PIB on 21st December 2022 What is the News? The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) has released the Social Progress Index(SPI). What is the Social Progress Index(SPI)? Prepared by: Institute for… Continue reading Social Progress Index(SPI) for States and Districts received by EAC-PM, released

GLAAS Report: Extreme weather events continue to hamper access to potable water, sanitation; urgent action needed: WHO

Source: The post is based on the article “Extreme weather events continue to hamper access to potable water, sanitation; urgent action needed: WHO” published in Down To Earth on 14th December 2022 What is the News? The World Health Organization(WHO) and UN-Water have released the Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water(GLAAS) report. What… Continue reading GLAAS Report: Extreme weather events continue to hamper access to potable water, sanitation; urgent action needed: WHO

Curbing air pollution in India needs efforts across South Asia: WB report

Source: The post is based on the article “Curbing air pollution in India needs efforts across South Asia: WB report” published in The Hindu on 15th December 2022 What is the News? The World Bank has released a report titled “Striving for Clean Air: Air Pollution and Public Health in South Asia”. What are the… Continue reading Curbing air pollution in India needs efforts across South Asia: WB report

Union Minister for Jal Shakti Inaugurates The 7th Edition of India Water Impact Summit

Source: The post is based on the article “Union Minister for Jal Shakti Inaugurates The 7th Edition of India Water Impact Summit” published in PIB on 15th December 2022 What is the News? Union Minister for Jal Shakti has inaugurated the 7th Edition of the India Water Impact Summit (IWIS) at New Delhi. What is… Continue reading Union Minister for Jal Shakti Inaugurates The 7th Edition of India Water Impact Summit

2022 Prison Census: Number of journalists jailed has reached record high: CPJ report

Source: The post is based on the article “Number of journalists jailed has reached record high: CPJ report” published in The Hindu on 15th December 2022 What is the News? The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has released a report titled “2022 Prison Census”. Note: The Committee to Protect Journalists(CPJ) is an American independent non-profit,… Continue reading 2022 Prison Census: Number of journalists jailed has reached record high: CPJ report

World Malaria Report 2022: Malaria cases, deaths begin stabilizing after COVID disruption: WHO

Source: The post is based on the article “Malaria cases, deaths begin stabilizing after COVID disruption: WHO” published in Down To Earth on 13th December 2022 What is the News? The World Health Organization(WHO) has released the World Malaria Report 2022. What are the key highlights from the report? Deaths due to Malaria: Despite disruptions… Continue reading World Malaria Report 2022: Malaria cases, deaths begin stabilizing after COVID disruption: WHO

What’s in the World Bank’s new toolkit on making urban transport better for Indian women?

Source: The post is based on the article “What’s in the World Bank’s new toolkit on making urban transport better for Indian women?” published in Indian Express on 11th December 2022 What is the News? The World Bank has released a report titled “Toolkit on Enabling Gender Responsive Urban Mobility and Public Spaces in India”… Continue reading What’s in the World Bank’s new toolkit on making urban transport better for Indian women?

Only 31% women own mobile phones, says Oxfam report on India digital divide

Source: The post is based on the article “Only 31% women own mobile phones, says Oxfam report on India digital divide” published in Hindustan Times on 7th December 2022 What is the News? Oxfam has released a report titled ‘India Inequality Report 2022: Digital Divide’. The report highlights the extent of the digital divide in… Continue reading Only 31% women own mobile phones, says Oxfam report on India digital divide

Global report on health equity for persons with disabilities: Health inequities to be blamed for premature deaths among people with disabilities: WHO

Source: The post is based on the article “Health inequities to be blamed for premature deaths among people with disabilities: WHO” published in Down To Earth on 5th December 2022 What is the News? The World Health Organization(WHO) has released a report titled- “Global report on health equity for persons with disabilities”. What are the… Continue reading Global report on health equity for persons with disabilities: Health inequities to be blamed for premature deaths among people with disabilities: WHO

State of Finance for Nature report: Double financing for natural ecosystems by 2025 to deal with climate, biodiversity crises: UN report

Source: The post is based on the article “Double financing for natural ecosystems by 2025 to deal with climate, biodiversity crisis: UN report” published in Down To Earth on 4th December 2022 What is the News?  The second edition of the State of Finance for Nature report has been released. What is the State of… Continue reading State of Finance for Nature report: Double financing for natural ecosystems by 2025 to deal with climate, biodiversity crises: UN report

India saw highest levels of Covid-19 related religious hostilities in 2020: Pew Research Center

Source: The post is based on the article “India saw highest levels of Covid-19 related religious hostilities in 2020: Pew Research Center” published in The Hindu on 5th December 2022 What is the News? According to a Pew Research Center report, India saw the highest level of religious hostilities during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.… Continue reading India saw highest levels of Covid-19 related religious hostilities in 2020: Pew Research Center

Adivasis at bottom rung of India’s development pyramid, finds Tribal Development Report 2022

Source: The post is based on the article “Adivasis at bottom rung of India’s development pyramid, finds Tribal Development Report 2022” published in Down To Earth on 2nd December 2022 What is the News? Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation(BRLF) has released the Tribal Development Report 2022. It is claimed to be the first of its kind… Continue reading Adivasis at bottom rung of India’s development pyramid, finds Tribal Development Report 2022

Over 160-200 million Indians could be exposed to lethal heat waves annually: World Bank

Source: The post is based on the article “Over 160-200 million Indians could be exposed to lethal heat waves annually: World Bank” published in The Hindu on 1st December 2022. What is the News? The World Bank has released a report titled “Climate Investment Opportunities in India’s Cooling Sector”. What are the key findings of… Continue reading Over 160-200 million Indians could be exposed to lethal heat waves annually: World Bank

INDO-PACIFIC REGIONAL DIALOGUE 2022(IPRD)

Source: The post is based on the article “INDO-PACIFIC REGIONAL DIALOGUE 2022(IPRD)” published in PIB on 23rd November. What is the News? Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) is scheduled to be held from 23 to 25 November 2022. What is Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue(IPRD)? IPRD is an apex-level international annual conference of the Indian Navy. Organized by:… Continue reading INDO-PACIFIC REGIONAL DIALOGUE 2022(IPRD)

India jumps 2 spots higher and now ranks 8th as per Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI, 2023)

Source: The post is based on the article “India jumps 2 spots higher and now ranks 8th as per Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI, 2023)” published in PIB on 22nd November 2022. What is the News? The Climate Change Performance Index 2023 has been released. What is the Climate Change Performance Index? Released by: German… Continue reading India jumps 2 spots higher and now ranks 8th as per Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI, 2023)

Dynamic Groundwater Resources of India 2022: Groundwater report waters down aquifer-level data, say experts

Source: The post is based on the article “Groundwater report waters down aquifer-level data, say experts” published in Business Standard on 22nd November 2022. What is the News? Union Minister of Jal Shakti has released the Dynamic Groundwater Resources of India 2022. What are the key findings of the report? Groundwater: The total annual groundwater… Continue reading Dynamic Groundwater Resources of India 2022: Groundwater report waters down aquifer-level data, say experts

India climbs up six slots and now placed at 61st rank as per Network Readiness Index 2022

Source: The post is based on the article “India climbs up six slots and now placed at 61st rank as per Network Readiness Index 2022” published in PIB on 19th November 2022. What is the News? The Network Readiness Index(NRI) 2022 has been released. What is the Network Readiness Index? Prepared by: Portulans Institute, an… Continue reading India climbs up six slots and now placed at 61st rank as per Network Readiness Index 2022

Moscow Format: India takes part in Moscow talks on forming ‘inclusive government’ in Afghanistan

Source: The post is based on the article “India takes part in Moscow talks on forming ‘inclusive government’ in Afghanistan” published in The Hindu on 17th November 2022 What is the News? India participated in the fourth meeting of the Moscow Format Consultations on Afghanistan held in Moscow, Russia. What is Moscow Format? Moscow format… Continue reading Moscow Format: India takes part in Moscow talks on forming ‘inclusive government’ in Afghanistan

War causing immense human suffering: G20 declaration

Source: The post is based on the article “War causing immense human suffering: G20 declaration” published in The Hindu on 17th November 2022 What is the News? The G20 Bali Declaration was finally adopted by consensus even though it failed to overcome serious differences over the Russia-Ukraine war. What are the key highlights of the… Continue reading War causing immense human suffering: G20 declaration

India moves two ranks in climate performance index

Source: The post is based on the article “India moves two ranks in climate performance index” published in Indian Express on 16th November 2022 What is the News? The Climate Change Performance Index 2023 has been released by Germanwatch, the New Climate Institute and the Climate Action Network. What is the Climate Change Performance Index?… Continue reading India moves two ranks in climate performance index

World Population Prospects 2022: India’s Population Growth Appears To Be Stabilising: United Nations

Source: The post is based on the following articles “India’s Population Growth Appears To Be Stabilising: United Nations” published in NDTV on 16th November. “World @ 8 billion, India set to be most populous” published in Indian Express on 15th November 2022. What is the News? The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social… Continue reading World Population Prospects 2022: India’s Population Growth Appears To Be Stabilising: United Nations

LeadIT Summit 2022 hosted by India and Sweden at COP27, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Source: The post is based on the article “LeadIT Summit 2022 hosted by India and Sweden at COP27, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt” published in PIB on 15th November 2022 What is the News? India and Sweden hosted the LeadIT Summit on the sidelines of COP27. What is the LeadIT Initiative? Leadership Group for Industry Transition(LeadIT)… Continue reading LeadIT Summit 2022 hosted by India and Sweden at COP27, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

The significance of the Bali G-20 summit

Source: The post is based on the article “The significance of the Bali G-20 summit” published in The Hindu on 15th November 2022 What is the News? The 17th annual summit of G20 countries is being organized at Bali, Indonesia. What is G20? Click Here to read What is the agenda of the 17th G20… Continue reading The significance of the Bali G-20 summit

Financing India’s infrastructure: India has to invest $55 billion p.a. in urban infra to meet needs of growing population: World Bank report

Source: The post is based on the article “India has to invest $55 billion p.a. in urban infra to meet needs of growing population: World Bank report” published in The Hindu on 15th November 2022. What is the News? Recently, the World Bank released a report titled “Financing India’s Infrastructure Needs: Constraints to Commercial Financing and Prospects for… Continue reading Financing India’s infrastructure: India has to invest $55 billion p.a. in urban infra to meet needs of growing population: World Bank report

Vice President leads delegation at the 19th ASEAN-India Summit in Cambodia

Source: The post is based on the article “Vice President leads delegation at the 19th ASEAN-India Summit in Cambodia” published in PIB on 13th November 2022. What is the News? The Vice President is leading India’s delegation at the 19th ASEAN-India Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Note: This year marks the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-India… Continue reading Vice President leads delegation at the 19th ASEAN-India Summit in Cambodia

Rule of Law Index: India Ranks 77 Out Of 140 Countries, Improves In Order & Security Parameter

Source: The post is based on the article “Rule of Law Index: India Ranks 77 Out Of 140 Countries, Improves In Order & Security Parameter” published in The Quint on 13th November 2022 What is the News? According to the Rule of Law Index 2022, rule of law has declined globally for the fifth consecutive… Continue reading Rule of Law Index: India Ranks 77 Out Of 140 Countries, Improves In Order & Security Parameter

Significant inefficiencies: RBI report on municipal corporations

Source: The post is based on the article “Significant inefficiencies: RBI report on municipal corporations” published in Indian Express on 11th November 2022. What is the News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released a document titled “Report on Municipal Finances”. What are the key observations made by the report? On Municipal Corporations (MCs):… Continue reading Significant inefficiencies: RBI report on municipal corporations

2015-22 on track to be the eight warmest years on record: WMO

Source: The post is based on the article “2015-22 on track to be the eight warmest years on record: WMO” published in TOI on 7th November 2022.  What is the News? The State of the Global Climate report 2022 has been released by the World Meteorological Organization(WMO). What are the key findings of the report?… Continue reading 2015-22 on track to be the eight warmest years on record: WMO

Level of groundwater extraction lowest in 18 years, finds study

Source: The post is based on the article “Level of groundwater extraction lowest in 18 years, finds study” published in The Hindu on 10th November 2022. What is the News? Union Minister of Jal Shakti has released the Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment Report for the entire country for the year 2022. About the Dynamic… Continue reading Level of groundwater extraction lowest in 18 years, finds study

A third of world heritage glaciers under threat, warns UNESCO study

Source: The post is based on the article “A third of world heritage glaciers under threat, warns UNESCO study” published in The Hindu on 6th November 2022.  What is the News? A study conducted by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has found that one-third of the glaciers on the UNESCO World Heritage… Continue reading A third of world heritage glaciers under threat, warns UNESCO study

India saw natural disasters almost every day in first 9 months of 2022: CSE report

Source: The post is based on the article “India saw natural disasters almost every day in first 9 months of 2022: CSE report” published in DTE on 1st November 2022.  What is the News?  According to a report by the Delhi-based non-profit organization Centre for Science(CSE), India saw natural disasters almost every day in the first 9 months of… Continue reading India saw natural disasters almost every day in first 9 months of 2022: CSE report

Ministry of Education releases report on Performance Grading Index for States/UTs for the year 2020-21

Source: The post is based on the following articles: “Ministry of Education releases report on Performance Grading Index for States/UTs for the year 2020-21” published in PIB on 3rd November 2022. “PGI 2020-21 for school education: Punjab among top 7 states; outperforms Delhi once again”  published in Indian Express on 4th November 2022. What is… Continue reading Ministry of Education releases report on Performance Grading Index for States/UTs for the year 2020-21

Adaptation target not keeping pace with growing risks: UNEP Report

Source: The post is based on the article “Adaptation target not keeping pace with growing risks: UNEP Report” published in Business Standard on 4th November 2022. What is the News? The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) has released the Adaptation Gap Report 2022 titled “Too Little, Too Slow: Climate adaptation failure puts world at risk”. Note:… Continue reading Adaptation target not keeping pace with growing risks: UNEP Report

Ministry of Education released a detailed Report on Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2021-22

Source: The post is based on the following articles: a. “Ministry of Education released a detailed Report on Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2021-22” published in PIB on 3rd November 2022. b. “Decline in pre-primary enrolments continued in 2021-22, says government report”  published in The Hindu on 4th November 2022. What is… Continue reading Ministry of Education released a detailed Report on Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2021-22

Emissions Gap Report 2022: Emissions in India, 6 other nations top pre-Covid levels

Source: The post is based on the article “Emissions in India, 6 other nations top pre-Covid levels” published in Indian Express on 28th October 2022 What is the News? The ‘Emissions Gap Report 2022’ has been released. What is the Emissions Gap Report 2022? Released by: United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP)  This is the 13th edition… Continue reading Emissions Gap Report 2022: Emissions in India, 6 other nations top pre-Covid levels

Global TB report – 2022: 21.4 lakh TB cases notified in India in 2021, 18% higher than 2020: Health Ministry

Source: The post is based on the article “21.4 lakh TB cases notified in India in 2021, 18% higher than 2020: Health Ministry” published in The Hindu on 29th October 2022 What is the News? The World Health Organization(WHO) has released the Global TB report – 2022. What are the key findings of the Global… Continue reading Global TB report – 2022: 21.4 lakh TB cases notified in India in 2021, 18% higher than 2020: Health Ministry

In 2020, over 3,30,000 people died in India due to exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel combustion: Lancet

Source: The post is based on the article “In 2020, over 3,30,000 people died in India due to exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel combustion: Lancet” published in The Hindu on 25th October 2022 What is the News? A report has been released titled “The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: health at… Continue reading In 2020, over 3,30,000 people died in India due to exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel combustion: Lancet

This September was 5th warmest in 143 years: NOAA report

Source: The post is based on the article “This September was 5th warmest in 143 years: NOAA report” published in Indian Express on 22nd October 2022. What is the News? The US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) in its latest report have said that September was the fifth warmest in 143 years. What are the… Continue reading This September was 5th warmest in 143 years: NOAA report