Child stunting in India

Children are defined as stunted if their height-for-age is more than two standard deviations below the WHO Child Growth Standards median. If it is three standard deviations below it is called severe stunting.  Reasons Socio-Cultural:  Poor hygiene and inadequate sanitation: more than half of the rural population still defecates in the open making them vulnerable … Read more

Higher education system in India

Despite an increase in the number of Universities and Colleges, India has performed poorly on several higher education indices such as worldwide rankings, graduate employability, gross enrolment ratio, research publications, and so on. Issues currently faced by the higher education system in India: Lack of industry-academic collaboration and an outdated curriculum that places less focus … Read more

Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Act regulates the conditions under which a pregnancy may be aborted.  The Bill increases the time period within which abortion may be carried out. Amendments Suggested  Currently, abortion requires the opinion of one doctor if it is done within 12 weeks of conception and two doctors if it is done between 12 and 20 … Read more

Attributes Of Public Policy

Question – What are the key attributes of public policy? Also discuss the role of informal agencies involved in public policy formulation. A public policy is a goal-oriented course of action set and implemented by government organizations and officials to achieve specified public-interest objectives or aims. Public policy issues are those that must be addressed … Read more

FUNCTIONING OF THE PARLIAMENT AND STATE LEGISLATURE

India chose Parliamentary form of government over the Presidential form of the government. The reasoning was that while the presidential system provides a higher level of stability, the parliamentary system is better at holding the government to account on a daily basis through questions, motions and debates.  The functions of Parliament as per Subhash Kashyap … Read more

Issue of Naga Insurgency

This article analyses the issue of Naga insurgency and the issues related to it. ISSUE OF NAGA INSURGENCY Nagas are culturally heterogeneous groups of different communities/tribes having a different set of problems from the mainstream population.They reside in the state of Nagaland and its neighbourhood states. They belong to Indo-Mongoloid Family of races.   History  … Read more

BEST PRACTICES – HEALTH & NUTRITION

Arogya Kunji District: Chatra in Jharkhand Certain regions of the State are still underdeveloped. Tribals in these areas do not have access to modern healthcare facilities. To offer respite to the people living in these affected areas, the State Government has designed and developed a new Sahiya Arogya Kunji Yojana. This is aimed at poor … Read more