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

Covid-19 Pandemic and Internal Migration in India- Explained, Pointwise

Introduction As per the 2011 census, there are 450 million (38% of the population) internal migrants in India. The World Bank report titled ‘Migration and Development Brief’ mentions that nearly 40 million internal migrants are affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Further, the Internal migrants in India faced various challenges in their migrated state, migration path… Continue reading Covid-19 Pandemic and Internal Migration in India- Explained, Pointwise

An Anlaysis of SC Ruling on Rohingyas

Synopsis: Supreme court recently ruled against providing protection to Rohingya refugees. It signifies a flawed understanding of the international convention to protect Refugees. Background Recently an application was filed before the supreme court to release the Rohingya refugees. They were detained in a sub-jail in Jammu and were likely to be deported to Myanmar. The… Continue reading An Anlaysis of SC Ruling on Rohingyas

UNFPA Releases “State of World Population Report 2021”

What is the News? The United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA) has released its flagship report “State of World Population Report 2021” titled ‘My Body is My Own’. About State of World Population Report 2021: The State of World Population is an annual report. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) publishes it. The focus of the Report:… Continue reading UNFPA Releases “State of World Population Report 2021”

Ambiguities Over the Status of Rohingyas in India

Synopsis: India has shown an ambiguous stance over the status of Rohingyas in India. This has created some complexities, thus it desires alteration as per international law. Background: It is assumed that the Supreme Court(SC) has implicitly accepted the center’s view that Rohingya in India are illegal immigrants.  The belief is based on the court’s… Continue reading Ambiguities Over the Status of Rohingyas in India

Refugee problem in India and its solutions

Synopsis: By introducing appropriate legal and institutional measures India has to solve the issue of the refugee problem in India. Introduction The fleeing Myanmar citizens were turned away at the Indian border in the Northeast. This revived the debate about protecting refugees in India. Rohingyas also faced similar problems earlier. India was witnessing the Citizenship… Continue reading Refugee problem in India and its solutions

Refugee Problem in India – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The Refugee Problem in India is again in the limelight after the February 2021 coup in Myanmar. Numerous people are coming to India from Myanmar to save their lives. However, the Indian government is reluctant to allow this influx considering the challenges posed by refugees. India’s stance towards refugees had remained accommodative in the… Continue reading Refugee Problem in India – Explained, Pointwise

Refugees from Myanmar and India’s internal Security challenge

Synopsis: Mizoram and the Indian government are taking a different stand on the current issue of refugees from Myanmar. Introduction: After the coup in Myanmar, at least, 1,000 people from the adjoining Chin state of Myanmar crossed the border and are currently at Mizoram. Since the Chins are ethnically related to the Mizos, the Mizoram… Continue reading Refugees from Myanmar and India’s internal Security challenge

Update on “National Population Register(NPR)”

What is the news? The Central Government may allow the residents to fill the National Population Register(NPR) form on their own, through the online mode. About National Population Register(NPR) 2021 Process: During NPR 2021, the Centre may allow residents to fill NPR forms on their own through the online mode. This will be conducted a… Continue reading Update on “National Population Register(NPR)”

Issue of Refugees in India – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction A Mizoram based, Zo Reunification Organisation (ZORO) petitioned the Prime Minister to impose sanctions on current military-ruled Myanmar. It is also demanding to shelter the refugees from Myanmar on Humanitarian grounds. However, recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs communicated to four Northeast states bordering Myanmar to maintain strict vigil and not allow anyone to… Continue reading Issue of Refugees in India – Explained, Pointwise

MHA directive on “Influx of Illegal Immigrants From Myanmar”

What is the News? Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) has written to states, sharing international boundaries with Myanmar. Chief Secretaries of these states (Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh) are asked to take appropriate action to check illegal influx from Myanmar into India. Why was this directive issued? Myanmar’s military has seized full control of the… Continue reading MHA directive on “Influx of Illegal Immigrants From Myanmar”

Critical Evaluation of Draft National Policy on Migrant workers

Synopsis: NITI Aayog has released a draft National Policy on migrant workers. Though it is well-intentioned, it fails to address the policy misrepresentations which is at the root of migrant workers’ issues. Introduction  The suffering of migrant workers during the pandemic raised awareness about their scale, vulnerability, and role in the economy. It also led… Continue reading Critical Evaluation of Draft National Policy on Migrant workers

List of “Indian diaspora members” holding key positions globally

What is the News? Indiaspora, a US-based organisation released the 2021 Indiaspora Government Leaders List. The list includes Indian origin persons occupying the highest positions globally. About the Indiaspora Government Leaders List: The list recognizes more than 200 persons of Indian origin. It includes persons, occupied leadership positions in as many as 15 countries. More… Continue reading List of “Indian diaspora members” holding key positions globally

Awareness Campaign to dispel ‘rumours’ on NPR, Census

What is the News? The Union Home Ministry is planning an awareness campaign for the National Population Register(NPR) and Census. Facts: Need: As per a parliamentary committee, there is a lot of dissatisfaction and fear among people regarding the upcoming NPR and Census exercise. Communication Campaign: Ministry will use the right kind of messaging to… Continue reading Awareness Campaign to dispel ‘rumours’ on NPR, Census

Socio-Economic and Caste Census: A Need for reforms

Source: click here Syllabus: GS 1 – population and associated issues Synopsis:  Socio-Economic and Caste Census is suffering from many issues. All the issues must be removed before the next exercise is conducted. Introduction  The Census of India is one of the largest exercises which counts and collects demographic and socio-economic information on the Indian… Continue reading Socio-Economic and Caste Census: A Need for reforms

HelpAge India gets ‘2020 UN Population Award’

Source: Click here News: HelpAge India,an NGO has received the ”2020 UN Population Award” in the institutional category for its contribution towards serving disadvantaged elderly people and raising awareness on their cause. Facts: UN Population Award: It was established by the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) in 1981. Objective: The award honours an individual and/or institution in recognition of… Continue reading HelpAge India gets ‘2020 UN Population Award’

Partners in Population and Development (PPD)

Source : Click here News: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has addressed the Inter Ministerial Conference by Partners in Population and Development(PPD). Facts: Partners in Population and Development(PPD): It is an Intergovernmental alliance formed during the International Conference on Population and Development(ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994. Aim: To expand and strengthen South-South collaboration between and among… Continue reading Partners in Population and Development (PPD)

The issue of Demographic Dividend in India | Nov. 10th, 2020

In News: India can achieve the goal of self-reliance (Atma Nirbharta) by enhancing the capability of youth. About Demographic Dividend: According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), demographic dividend meansthe economic growth potential that can result from shifts in a population’s age structure. The change in age structure is typically brought on by a decline… Continue reading The issue of Demographic Dividend in India | Nov. 10th, 2020

What is demographic dividend?

In News: India can achieve the goal of self-reliance (atma nirbharta) by enhancing the capability of youth. About Demographic Dividend: According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), demographic dividend means the economic growth potential that can result from shifts in a population’s age structure. The change in age structure is typically brought on by a decline… Continue reading What is demographic dividend?