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Impact on Agriculture

and 2.5 percent in potato. The crop yield were projected more vulnerable in Central and East India for wheat; Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan for irrigated rice, Maharashtra, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and ASSAm for rainfed rice; Central India for mustard and Punjab, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal for potato $   • The integrated Agricultural Sustainability Index (ASI), prepared by Sharma and Shardendu (2011) for Gangapur

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Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS)

ll ages). •    Some parents and children who were happy with the quality of the meal were unhappy about the quantity. And there were some unhappy with both. Their reasons for diSSAtisfaction: a. The food was not sufficient for growing children; b. It was absurd to make children stand in such long lines for such little food; c. Many felt the food was too little to make a difference to a child’s hunger; and d. Parents in som

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Time Bomb Ticking

ince 1987, India has lost 150 elephants due to train hits. •    Since 1987, the country has lost 150 elephants due to train hits. These include 36 percent cases recorded from ASSAm, 26 percent in West Bengal, 14 percent in Uttarakhand, 10 percent in Jharkhand, 6 percent in Tamil Nadu, 03 percent in Uttar Pradesh, 03 percent in Kerala and 2 percent in OriSSA. •  &nbs

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Public Health

n health was 31:69 in 2015-16, which used to be 36:64 in 2009-10 @$ • The North-Eastern states had the highest (viz. Rs. 2,878 per capita) and Empowered Action Group (EAG) states (including ASSAm) had the lowest (viz. Rs. 871 per capita) average per capita public expenditure on health in 2015-16 (excluding UTs). The North-Eastern states had the highest public health expenditure as a percentage of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) in 2015-16

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n 2016 and 20.9% in 2018. However, government school children in some states are doing significantly better, with an increase of 3 percentage points or more over 2016. These include Punjab, Haryana, ASSAm, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Kerala. • Std V: The proportion of children in Std V across India who are able to do division has inched up slightly, from 26% in 2016 to 27.8% in 2018. But among government school children, some stat

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Disaster & Relief

e to drought* • In the decade 1990-2000, an average of about 4,344 people lost their lives and about 30 million people were affected by disasters every year* • The super cyclone in OriSSA in October, 1999 and the Bhuj earthquake in Gujarat in January, 2001 underscored the need to adopt a multi dimensional endeavour involving diverse scientific, engineering, financial and social processes; the need to adopt multi disciplinary and multi

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Social Audit

duled Areas) Act, which extended the provisions of the Constitution (73 Amendment) Act of 1992 to the tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, OriSSA and Rajasthan. This came into force on 24 December 1996. • Social Audits are mandatory as per the 73rd Constitutional Amendment in 1993, through which the Village communities are empowered to conduct social audit of all development wor

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Access to Justice

inate courts have been computerised in the country against a target of 14249 to be achieved by March, 2014 $ • The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Preventation, Prohibition and RedreSSAl) Bill, 2013 has been passed by both the Houses of Parliament and has received the assent of the President of India. It is a historic step towards gender equality. It mandates a safe environment for women $ • Based on the recommendations of t

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General Insecurity

The report on MCCD-2008, is based upon 8,78,339 (Males: 5,51,069 and Females: 3,27,270) total medically certified deaths (19.3 per cent of total registered deaths) supplied by 26 States/UTs. The neceSSAry data is collected in the prescribed forms (Form 4 for Hospital deaths and Form 4A for Non-institutional deaths). Both these forms have been designed by World Health Organization (WHO). •    Following are eight leading cause-gr

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HDI Overview

-2000 were: Delhi (0.783), Kerala (0.677), Goa (0.595), Himachal Pradesh (0.581) and Punjab (0.543).  • The bottom 5 states in terms of HDI during 2007-08 are: Chhattisgarh (0.358), OriSSA (0.362), Bihar (0.367), Madhya Pradesh (0.375) and Jharkhand (0.376). • The seven north eastern states (excluding ASSAm) have done remarkably well in human development outcomes to climb up three r

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