Birth and Death Registrations Increased in 2019

What is the News? The Office of the Registrar General of India has released a report titled “Vital Statistics of India Based on The Civil Registration System”. About the Report: The report provides an overview of the working of the Civil Registration System(CRS) in the country. It presents a compilation of data on registered births,… Continue reading Birth and Death Registrations Increased in 2019

China’s shift from “one-child policy” to “three-child policy”

What is the News? China has announced that it will allow couples to have up to three children after census data showed a steep decline in birth rates. About China’s One-Child Policy: China’s One-Child Policy was announced in 1980 by then-leader Deng Xiaoping. The policy was adopted out of fear that unchecked population growth would… Continue reading China’s shift from “one-child policy” to “three-child policy”

Supreme Court’s Directions for Welfare of Migrant Workers

What is the News? The Supreme Court has passed a number of directions in connection with the problems faced by the migrant labourers and workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. What was the issue? A petition was filed in the Supreme Court in connection with the problems faced by migrant workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. The… Continue reading Supreme Court’s Directions for Welfare of Migrant Workers

Significance of Rent Waiver in tackling Reverse Migration

Synopsis:  State support for food and income along with rent waiver during the pandemic to workers and migrants can stop reverse migration.  Why waive rents for migrants during the pandemic crisis? One,  According to the findings by the RMKU and the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) in Jaipur, on a survey of 500 domestic… Continue reading Significance of Rent Waiver in tackling Reverse Migration

Government’s Apathy towards Migrant communities

Synopsis: The government is not showing any Apathy towards Migrant communities to address the challenges faced by them. It is despite their increased vulnerability to the shocks in the economy. Background The second wave of the Pandemic has once again led to the enforcement of Strict to moderate lockdowns in states. This has resulted in… Continue reading Government’s Apathy towards Migrant communities

“Myanmar refugees” can approach UNHCR: Manipur HC

What is the News? Seven Myanmar nationals entered illegally and stayed in Manipur. They demanded a safe passage to New Delhi to get protection from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR). Recently the Manipur High Court has allowed them to seek protection from the UNHCR in New Delhi. About Myanmar refugees and the recent case… Continue reading “Myanmar refugees” can approach UNHCR: Manipur HC

What is “Maharashtra’s two-child norm” for govt employees?

What is the News? A woman officer from the Maharashtra Prison Department has three children. But she suppressed that information to the authorities during the inquiry. As this is a violation of  Maharashtra Civil Services rules, she was dismissed from service recently. About Maharashtra’s two-child norm for Government Employees: Maharashtra’s two-child norm for govt employees… Continue reading What is “Maharashtra’s two-child norm” for govt employees?

Migrants Workers, Who Returned to Cities Earned five-fold : Study

What is the News?  Yale University tracked 5,000 migrants workers across north and central India from April 2020 to February 2021. Recently, it released the findings of the survey. The survey was conducted over the phone by researchers from Yale and the Inclusion Economics India Centre. Bihar and Chhattisgarh are “source states”. What are the… Continue reading Migrants Workers, Who Returned to Cities Earned five-fold : Study

A Crisis of Reverse Migration

Synopsis- As the Covid-19 curb expands, a crisis of reverse migration of labors from manufacturing centers to native places has appeared once again. Introduction- The second wave of COVID-19 brings a threat of national-wide lockdown. It triggered a mass migration of low-wage migrant workers from industrial centers and cities to their native places just like… Continue reading A Crisis of Reverse Migration

Need to Prioritise Vaccination for Migrant workers

Synopsis: The migrant workers contribute significantly to the economy, however, they are also more vulnerable to the Covid crisis. Hence, the government needs to prioritize Vaccination for the migrant population. Background COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out across the nation and nearly 105 million Indians have been vaccinated so far. Priorities for vaccination in India… Continue reading Need to Prioritise Vaccination for Migrant workers