Net attendance ratio (NAR) It is the number of students attending a particular section, divided by the total number of kids of that age group (expressed as a percentage). For Classes I to V— NAR is the number of children aged 6-10 years currently attending Classes I-V, divided by estimated population in the age group… Continue reading Inequalities in educational access in India-
The Hindu News The government has electronically transferred more than Rs.61,000 crore in the last financial year through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme. According to the data presented in Parliament Rs.61,824.32 crore was transferred to 30.8 crore beneficiaries in 59 schemes. Out of this, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) payments made… Continue reading Digital DBT aids rural job schemes
The government has achieved a breakthrough, unblocking previously stuck road projects, while also accelerating the initiation of new projects. Of the total number of stuck projects worth Rs 3.8 lakh crore, this government has already unblocked Rs 3.5 lakh crore worth of projects. Consequently, road construction has risen from 8.5 kilometres a day during the… Continue reading The turnaround in infrastructure
The Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA): It is the key legislation which defines what constitutes corruption and prescribes penalties for corruption-related offences It is presently set to be amended by Parliament and the proposed Bill, now before a select committee of the Rajya Sabha, includes several contentious amendments that are likely to have far-reaching ramifications… Continue reading How not to fight corruption?
According to the recently released “Death Penalty India Report”, most death row inmates in India are poor, uneducated and first-time offenders. What else the report says? A total of 241 out of the 385 death row inmates in India are first-time offenders. Around 60% of the prisoners did not complete secondary education and nearly 75%… Continue reading Most death row convicts first-time offenders
The government has decided to halve the previously estimated 10-year timeframe to complete the Sagarmala port development project. The project targets to provide one crore employment. Port-led development has potential for direct employment generation for 40 lakh persons and for 60 lakh persons indirectly. About Sagarmala: The Sagarmala project seeks to develop a string of… Continue reading Sagarmala project to be completed in 5 years