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Human Rights

ndertaking the following activities will be considered an offence - (a) using common property resources, (c) entering any place of worship that is open to the public, and (d) entering an education or Health institution. • Addition of presumption to the offences – The court shall presume that the accused was aware of the caste or tribal identity of the victim if the accused had personal knowledge of the victim or his family, unless the co

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Water and Sanitation

2012 to December 2012 (click here to read more)    $ WHO/ UNICEF Joint monitoring report 2012: Progress on drinking water and sanitation,   ## Off-track, off-target-Why investment in water, sanitation and hygiene is not reaching those who need it most (2011), Water Aid, 

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Impact on Agriculture

An extensive questionnaire based survey was carried out to collect the relevant data.   • Increased ecological literacy and better implementation of government policies, aiming at Health, education and better scientist–farmer interactions, must target improved ASI values in coming decades, finds the study.   • The integrated ASI, prepared by the authors, based on social, economic and ecological sustainabil

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Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS)

3 to 116.7 percent for girls) and Scheduled Tribes (106.9 to 134.4 percent for boys and 85.1 to 124 percent for girls). The nutritional impact, however, has not yet been evaluated, and the links with Health and nutrition could be strengthened considerably by better coordination between sectors. •    Other weaknesses remain, such as the insufficient allocation of budget for food transportation and infrastructure. The late disbur

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Time Bomb Ticking

o global warming after CO2. • Apart from the damage caused by air pollution, burning of rice residue also results in loss of soil organic matter and plant nutrients and adversely affects soil Health. About 90 percent of N and S and 15-20 percent of P and K contained in rice residue are lost during burning. Burning of 23 million tonnes of rice residues in NW India leads to a loss of about 9.2 million tonnes of C equivalent (CO2-equivalent of ab

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Public Health

KEY TRENDS    • The per capita public expenditure (actual) on Health in nominal terms has gone up from Rs. 621 in 2009-10 to Rs. 1,112 in 2015-16. Public expenditure on Health (includes Health sector expenditure by Centre and States/UTs) as a percentage of GDP was 1.02 percent in 2015-16. There is no significant change in public expend

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would have been 13% lower in India. If all women had completed secondary education, it would have been 61% lower in India. •    In northern India, analysis based on the Annual Health Survey and the census in 2011 showed that female literacy was strongly linked to child mortality, even after taking into account access to reproductive and child Health services. An increase in the femal

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Access to Justice

ears in jail on May 14, 2009 as an undertrial on charges of assisting Naxals in Chhattisgarh, India. • Sen and his wife, Ilina, have devoted their entire working lives to improve the Health and welfare of the Adivasis, a marginalised and poverty-stricken tribal population. A troubling fallout of his incarceration is that much of his good work is slowly being eroded. His clinic, which provided essential More »

General Insecurity

100,000 farmers** •    Rural areas report more deaths due to communicable, maternal, perinatal and nutritional conditions (41%)* •    Besides the normal Health problems, agricultural workers, in general, suffer from certain specific Health hazards due to extensive use of fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides and mechanization** •    Lo

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HDI Overview

y 12.2 percent of seats were held by Indian women in Parliament in 2014 as compared to 23.6 percent in China.  • In India, the percentage of population who are satisfied with quality of Healthcare, educational quality, and standard of living in 2014 stood at 58 percent, 69 percent and 58 percent, respectively. Only 52 percent of the population feel safe in India. As compared to females (75 percent), more males (79 percent) are satisfied

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