A caste census will serve no clear worthy purpose

Source: LiveMint Relevance: Understand the challenges with the caste census in India. Synopsis: There are proposals to revive the caste-based census in the National Census of 2021. But introducing them is not easy, and the caste census has certain challenges. Introduction With census fast approaching, some sections argue the need to include caste in the… Continue reading A caste census will serve no clear worthy purpose

Migration from factories to farms, a sign of distress

Source: Business Standard  Synopsis: The government’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) report shows a sharp increase in employment in agriculture. It has increased to 45.6% in 2019-20, compared to 42.5% of the total employment in 2018-19. This is a sign of distress as migration to agriculture has been due to compulsion and not in wake… Continue reading Migration from factories to farms, a sign of distress

The Power of Population for Economies

Source: Live Mint Relevance: Population control has been debated much. However, there are other aspects that require attention. Synopsis: Governments, globally, are focussing on population control policies. However, political failure is doing more harm compared to population increase. Introduction  Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus wrote in his Essay on Population—“The power of population is indefinitely greater than… Continue reading The Power of Population for Economies

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

Why a shrinking population is terrible for a modern economy

Source: Livemint Relevance: This article explains the challenges associated with a shrinking population. Synopsis: A shrinking population is a bigger worry than a heavy welfare burden Introduction: The US population was shrinking. From the fertility rate of 3.2 in 1956, the fertility rate reached 1.6 in 2020. But the shrinking population has many challenges associated with it.… Continue reading Why a shrinking population is terrible for a modern economy

7 PM Daily Editorials Brief – February 9, 2018 (Union budget 2018-19: a cause for women to cheer)

Read In-depth analysis of all the Editorials here Source : Ujjwala Yojana to benefit eight crore women now Analysis : Union budget 2018-19: a cause for women to cheer