What is meant by reservation or affirmative action? In simple terms, reservation in India is all about reserving access to seats in the government jobs, educational institutions, and even legislatures to certain sections of the population. Also known as affirmative action, the reservation can … [Read more...] about Reservation in India – Explained in Layman’s Terms
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Yes, even after slavery is abolished, many people live the life of slaves - modern slaves. According to a Walk Free Foundation report in 2016, there were 46 million people enslaved worldwide in 2016. There were 18.3 million people in India living in the forms of modern slavery (about 39% of … [Read more...] about Modern Slavery – Why Contemporary Slavery in India Should Be an Urgent Concern?
When a woman is empowered, the whole family, society, and the country are empowered to advance forward towards development. Can women play a special role in climate change management and agriculture? Let's see. Contribution of Women in Agriculture and Managing Climate Change Women are … [Read more...] about Climate Change Management and Agriculture – What Can Women Do?
The status of women in India had been declining from ancient to medieval times - before promotion of equal rights by various reformers. But even today, women face inequality and subjugation. It is in this regard National Policy on Women 2016 gains significance. National Policy for Women 2016 In … [Read more...] about National Policy for Women – Will it Change the Status of Women in India?
India is an agrarian country with around 70% of its people depending directly or indirectly upon agriculture. But farmers' suicides in India is worrying. As per the Central Government despite a multi-pronged approach to improving income and social security of farmers, over 12,000 suicides were … [Read more...] about Farmers’ Suicides in India – Reasons and Responses
The caste system is one of the unique features in Indian Society. Its root can be traced back to thousands of years. Jana → Jati → Caste The word caste derives from the Spanish and Portuguese “casta”, means "race, lineage, or breed". Portuguese employed casta in the modern sense when they applied … [Read more...] about Caste System in India – Origin, Features, and Problems
The social boycott is the act of persistently avoiding a person by other members of the society. It is society's collective refusal to engage a person in the normal social and commercial relations. Its goal is to make that individual so uncomfortable that he decides to voluntarily leave the … [Read more...] about Social Boycott Prevention Act – Challenges Ahead
Modern slavery involves one person possessing or controlling another person in such as a way as to significantly deprive that person of their individual liberty, with the intention of exploiting that person through their use, management, profit, transfer or disposal. Modern slavery contributes to … [Read more...] about Modern Slavery and Global Slavery Index: Findings on India
Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSSs) are special purpose grants (or loans) extended by the Central Government to States to encourage and motivate State governments to plan and implement programmes that help attain national goals and objectives. Examples of national goals and objectives include … [Read more...] about Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS)
Urban Heat Islands (UHI) are significantly warmer urban areas than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities. Urban Heat Island is a major problem associated with rapid urbanisation. The temperature increase is attributed to deforestation and the construction materials adopted for city … [Read more...] about Urban Heat Islands