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Govt sits on post-noteban jobs report, two top statistics panel members quit -P Vaidyanathan Iyer

-The Indian Express NSSO employment report on 2017-18 was expected to reflect job losses Protesting against the withholding of the NSSO’s (National Sample Survey Organisation) first Annual Survey on Employment and Unemployment for the year 2017-18, the Acting Chairperson of the National Statistical Commission (NSC) resigned on Monday. Another colleague has also quit. This report, the first

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Full Budget against Constitution: Yashwant Sinha

-The Hindu ‘Economic Survey also against norms’ New Delhi: If the Narendra Modi government presents a full Budget instead of a vote-on-account, it will not only be improper but also unconstitutional, former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha said on Monday. “No Finance Minister has presented a Finance Bill in a vote-on-account session. If this government does that, it will be the first time and it will be in direct contravention of the Constitution,” Mr. Sinha sa

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Two Members of India's National Statistical Commission Quit in Protest -Anuj Srivas and Jahnavi Sen

sh; the only two non-government members of the commission – tendered their resignations because of the body's ineffectiveness. New Delhi: The only two non-government members of India’s National Statistical Commission have resigned, leaving just chief statistician Pravin Srivastava and NITI Aayog’s Amitabh Kant at the head of a body that is the apex advisory organisation for all of the country’s core statistical activities.

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Two members of National Statistical Commission quit

-Hindustan Times Acting chairman PC Mohanan and external member J Meenakshi both had terms lasting until June 20 next year, according to the website of the National Statistical Commission. Mohanan was also an external member. With their departures, the commission now has no external members. Upset over the way the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was perceived to have sidelined them and

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India ends PISA boycott, signs pact with OECD

CD — tests the learning levels of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science. The test is conducted every three years. CONFIRMING INDIA’s participation in the Programme for InterNational Student Assessment (PISA) in 2021, the HRD Ministry signed an agreement with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD) on Monday. PISA — introduced in 2000 by OECD — tests the learning levels of 15-year-olds in r

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How to boost women's workforce participation -Surbhi Ghai

l benefit to visit their child during the day. All of these limitations must be looked into. Concomitantly, with respect to the unorganised sector, the Centre must ensure the implementation of the National Creche Scheme that targets the provision of child-care facilities to unorganised sector women workers. A recent report suggests that reductions in the Centre’s contribution from 90 per cent to 60 per cent in 2017 have resulted in delayed an

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TN's skewed sex ratio could have a passport twist to it -Rema Nagarajan

ratio at birth of 840 in 2016 according to the civil registration system could be due to a large number of adults registering their birth in recent years in a bid to get passports made. According to National Health Mission officials in Tamil Nadu, if only the births in a particular year are considered, the state’s sex ratio at birth was a much healthier 932 in 2016. Ever since it became mandatory to produce a birth certificate in order to ge

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Income transfer can ease farm distress -A Narayanamoorthy & P Alli

observed that about 66 per cent of marginal and small farmers still rely on moneylenders for credit needs. The Situation Assessment Survey of Farmers (2012-13), conducted across the country by the National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO), shows that only 23 per cent of the farmers had borrowed money from institutional sources. Shockingly, only 14 per cent of marginal farmers and 24 per cent of small farmers got credit from institutional sources.

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Think differently about healthcare -Ravikumar Chockalingam

he tenure of most politicians. This is often cited to be a reason for reluctance in investing in public health as opposed to other health and social services. This is not only specific to India; most National health systems struggle with this conundrum. A recent systematic review on Return on Investment (ROI) in public health looked at health promotion, legislation, social determinants, and health protection. They opine that a $1 investment in the tax

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