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Editorial Analysis: Construction and manufacturing could be our growth propellants

Boosting India's GrowthApprox Read Time: 5 min Boosting India's Growth India needs fast growth to create large number of jobs: India needs to create 90 million non-farm jobs over the next decade.This require an average annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 8.0–8.5% over 2023 to 2030.Failure to achieve this growth momentum will mean a decade of missed opportunity. Construction and Manufacturing sectors will be important to achieve this: In…


Editorial Analysis: Farm Bills latest step in sequential freeing up of farm sector

Farm BillsApprox Read Time: 5 min Farm Bills Composition of Indian agriculture is changing: The composition of the gross value added (GVA) in the agricultural sector is rapidly changing.In the last decade itself, India has witnessed tremendous change in the GVA composition of the agri-sector.The share of crops has decreased from 65.4% in 2011-12 to 55.3% in 2018-19, projected to further fall to 45.6% in 2024-25.In the same period, value…


In India, air pollution and high blood pressure among top 5 risk factors for deaths in 2019

Global Burden of Disease study 2019Approx Read Time: 5 min In News: The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study 2019, was recently published in The Lancet journal.The study has analysed 286 causes of death, 369 diseases and injuries, and 87 risk factors in 204 countries.The findings from the study also provide new insights on how well countries were prepared in terms of health for the Covid-19 pandemic. About: Global Burden of Disease Study…


Global Updates: Iran hails lifting of UN arms embargo

Iran hails lifting of UN arms embargoApprox Read Time: 5 min Iran hails lifting of UN arms embargo In News: Iran hails lifting of UN arms embargo A decade-long UN arms embargo on Iran has expired on 18th of October, as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States.The arms embargo had barred Iran from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets. News…


Signal to China: Quad navies to sail together

Quad navies to sail togetherApprox Read Time: 3 min Quad navies to sail together (US, India, Japan & Australia) In News: Quad navies to sail together In the backdrop of recent border military confrontation with China, India has finally invited Australia to take part in its top-notch trilateral Malabar naval exercises with the US and Japan to be held in November this year. News Summary: The 24th edition of Malabar…


NCDC to launch Ayushman Sahakar scheme to fund co-operative healthcare facilities

Ayushman Sahakar schemeApprox Read Time: 3 min In News: The Centre has launched the Ayushman Sahakar scheme to involve co-operatives in creating healthcare infrastructure in the country. Background: It has been observed that due to lack of credit support, many cooperative hospitals find difficulty to start new aspects of medical education including colleges offering MBBS, BDS, BAMS programmes.Moreover, the ongoing pandemic has brought into focus the need to strengthen health infrastructure in rural areas.The scheme takes inspiration…


Report Analysis: India world No. 2 in migrations to OECD nations, getting citizenships

International Migration Outlook 2020Approx Read Time: 5 min In News: The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently published the "International Migration Outlook 2020" report. About: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development is an intergovernmental economic Organization with 37 member countries, founded in 1961 to encourage economic progress and world trade. It is also an official United Nations observer.It provides a platform to compare policy…


National Concerns: Assam-Mizoram, and the other boundary issues in NE

Assam-Mizoram boundary disputeApprox Read Time: 4 min In News: Over the last one week, residents in the areas bordering Assam and Mizoram have clashed over territory issues.The clashes highlight the inter-state boundary issues, which have been going on since a long time in the Northeast. Assam-Mizoram Boundary dispute Mizoram was part of Assam till 1972, when it became a separate Union Territory. Later, in 1987, Mizoram became a full-fledged state.The three South Assam…