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'Digital divide' persists despite the country's desire to become a digital giant


May 2, 2020

  A recent report of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) brings forth the dichotomy between digital divide and India’s transition towards a cashless economy. The rural-urban divide in access to computer and internet is quite stark, according to the report entitled 'Key Indicators...

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Data from various international & national sources contradict the narrative that immigrants & refugees have flooded the country in recent years
December 28, 2019

Against the backdrop of National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC), which is expected to be conducted nationwide, there are media reports about detention centres being constructed in various parts of the country. Although media reports indicate the Government denying any connection between NRIC and National...

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The country has miles to go in reducing maternal deaths
August 5, 2020

  A high maternal mortality ratio (MMRatio) indicates low status of women in the society apart from poor functioning of health services delivery system. Recently released data by the Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin indicates that for the country as a whole the MMRatio has steadily...

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One in every four TB cases is from India, show a recent international report
December 7, 2019

The newly released Global Tuberculosis Report 2019 finds that among the five risk factors behind TB cases in the country, undernourishment posed the greatest risk. Close to 7 lakh TB cases in India could be attributable to undernourishment during 2018. The other four risk factors...

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It's time to move away from paddy-wheat cropping cycle to end air pollution
November 8, 2019

Air quality in North India in general and Delhi National Capital Region (Delhi NCR) in particular plunged to its lowest point in the recent years during October-November thanks to a variety of factors. Through media reports one comes to know that stubble burning (also called...

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