NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index

Context: According to the NITI Aayog’s 4th edition of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) India Index 2023-24, India’s overall Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) score increased to 71 in 2023-24, compared to 66 in 2020-21.  About SDG India Index The SDG India Index, which evaluates progress made across 16 Read More …

Issues with changes in recruitment rules in Eklavya Model Residential Schools

Context: Recent centralisation in the recruitment structure of Eklavya Model Residential Schools and mandatory Hindi competency requirement has created an issue. Recruitment structure of Eklavya Model Residential Scheme Earlier the recruitment of teachers for the Eklavya Model Residential Schools was done Read More …

Indus Waters Treaty

Context: The 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), facilitated by the World Bank, is a landmark transboundary water-sharing mechanism between India and Pakistan. But disagreements persist. In an unprecedented move, India called for amendments to the agreement last year due to its dissatisfaction with the Read More …

The Case for a Caste Census

Context: Peter Drucker famously said, “Only what gets measured gets managed.” The problems of social groups that have been historically discriminated against (be it by caste, race, religion, gender, disability etc.) cannot be resolved without collecting data group-identity wise. Doing so is not Read More …

Bihar, Andhra Pradesh likely to demand for special category status (SCS)

Context: The talks over special category status for the states of Bihar and Andhra Pradesh have once again gained momentum after the victory of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. About Special Category Status (SCS):  It is Read More …