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Transgender Rights

Transgender Rights As per the Census 2011, there are 4,87,803 persons under the category called ‘Other’. Among all the states, top four states with high transgender population were UP, AP, BH,MH. Younger individuals, women, people with higher levels of education, and people with higher incomes are more approving of transgender rights. Mexico, Cuba, Equador, Bolivia, S.Africa, Portugal, Sweden, Nepal has one of one of the most progressive laws to protect gay rights by ac

28 March, 2021 Social Inclusion

FLIGHT LIEUTANANT BHAWANA KANTH

Bhawana Kanth is to become the first woman fighter pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade. She was one among the first women fighter Pilots inducted in Indian Air Force in 2016. The other fighter pilots inducted into the Indian Air Force were Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh. Bhawana Kanth In 2019, Bhawana Kanth became the first female fighter pilot of India to qualify to undertake combat missions. She received the Nari Shakti Puraskar from President

12 January, 2021 Role of Women and Women's organisation

SENTINELESE

SENTINELESE The Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) has said that any exploitation of the North Sentinel Island of the Andamans for commercial and strategic gain would spell the death knell for its occupants, the Sentinelese, a most secluded, particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG) who reside in complete isolation on the island. About: In a policy document, which comes almost two years after American national John Allen Chau was allegedly killed by the Sentinelese on the i

21 December, 2020 Population, Urbanization, Globalization

SC/ST Education-Social Inclusion

‘Fall in percentage of school education funds for SC, STs’ Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I- Social Issue What’s in News? After several years of rising trends, the Centre has reduced the percentage allocation of funds for education of schoolchildren from SC and ST communities as well as for the north-eastern region in the coming year. In its report on the demand for grants submitted to the Rajya Sabha, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Reso

10 March, 2020 Social Inclusion

Campaign on International Women’s Day

Syllabus subtopic: Social Empowerment Prelims and Mains focus: about the details of the campaign and its significance News: In a first, the Union government is preparing a 10-day campaign for the International Women’s Day, with plans to organise seminars, workshops and Ted Talks across the country. About International Women Day March 8 is observed as International Women’s Day. The international theme for Women’s Day this year is “

27 February, 2020 Role of Women and Women's organisation

Global Hunger Index, 2019

Context: The 2019 Global Hunger Index report has been released. The GHI ranks countries on a 100-point scale, with 0 being the best score (no hunger) and 100 being the worst. Values less than 10 reflect low hunger, values from 20 to 34.9 indicate serious hunger; values from 35 to 49.9 are alarming; and values of 50 or more are extremely alarming. What is Global Hunger Index? The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is jointly published by Concern wor

16 October, 2019

After Bengal, Kerala govt puts NPR on hold

Syllabus subtopic: Role of women and women's organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Prelims and Mains focus: about National Population Register (NPR), its significance and the controversy around it News: THE CPI(M)-led government in Kerala on Friday ordered a ‘stay (on) all the activities connected with the updation of National Population Register (NPR) in the stat

21 December, 2019 Population, Urbanization, Globalization

NITI Aayog set to start drafting roadmap for population stabilisation

Syllabus subtopic:. Role of women and women's organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Prelims and Mains focus: about the NITI Aayog’s move and its significance; India’s population crisis; NITI Aayog: structure and mandate New

20 December, 2019 Population, Urbanization, Globalization

Bru (Reang) tribe of Tripura

Syllabus subtopic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. News: Nearly 32,000 Brus living in Tripura camps since 1997 have been affected after the government decided to stop food supplies and cash dole. Prelims focus: About Brus and issues associated. Mains focus: Agreement in this regard and the recent demands for relaxation of the norms in the agreement. Issue: The Tripura government recently announced tha

08 November, 2019 Population, Urbanization, Globalization

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