World Economic Outlook Report 2021 : IMF

World Economic Outlook: IMF: The latest edition of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook has cut its 2021 growth forecast for India to 9.5% from 12.5% estimated earlier in April 2021. While re-calibrating its forecast IMF considered two major factors which are access to vaccines and risk of new Corona-variants. Indian Economy: Indian […]

Periodic Labour Force Survey 2019-20

Periodic Labour Force Survey 2019-20: The National Statistical Office (NSO) released the third annual report on Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), conducted between July 2019 and June 2020. Labour indicators recorded an all-round improvement in 2019-20 compared with the previous two years i:e 2017-18 and 2018-19. Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate fell to 4.8% in […]

UN’s Survey On Digital And Sustainable Trade Facilitation 2021

UN’s Survey On Digital And Sustainable Trade Facilitation 2021: India has scored 90.32% in United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific’s (UNESCAP) Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation. This is a remarkable jump from 78.49% in 2019. The survey is conducted every two years by UNESCAP and includes an assessment of […]

Global Survey On Digital And Sustainable Trade Facilitation: UN

Global Survey On Digital And Sustainable Trade Facilitation: UN: India has scored 90.32% in United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific’s (UNESCAP) latest Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation. The Survey hails this as a remarkable jump from 78.49% in 2019. After evaluation of 143 economies, the 2021 Survey has highlighted […]

NIMHANS : Guidelines On The Management Of Mental Health Issues

NIMHANS:Set Of Guidelines On The Management Of Mental Health Issues: Acting on the request of the Ministry of Home Affairs, NIMHANS, an Institute of National Importance, issued a set of guidelines on the management of mental health issues of the prisoners and prison staff. NIMHANS Guidelines: Gatekeeper Model for Identification of Mental Illness: In this […]

India Inequality Report 2021: Oxfam

India Inequality Report 2021: Oxfam: The report titled “India Inequality Report 2021: India’s Unequal Healthcare Story” released by Oxfam India shows that the socio-economic inequalities seep into the health sector and disproportionately affect health outcomes of marginalised communities due to the absence of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The report suggested that the states which are […]

A Future For All – The Need For Human-Wildlife Coexistence: WWF And UNEP Report

A Future For All – The Need For Human-Wildlife Coexistence: WWF And UNEP Report: A report titled, A future for all – the need for human-wildlife coexistence, was recently released by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Highlights of the Report: Conflict between humans and animals is one […]

Trafficking In Persons Report 2021

Trafficking In Persons Report 2021: According to the Trafficking in Persons report 2021, released by the US State Department, the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in vulnerability to human trafficking and interrupted existing anti-traffic efforts. Human trafficking, also called trafficking in persons, form of modern-day slavery involving the illegal transport of individuals by […]

Freight Smart Cities

Freight Smart Cities: Commerce Ministry’s Logistics Division unveils plans for ‘Freight Smart Cities’ to improve the efficiency of urban freight and create an opportunity for reduction in the logistics costs. Under the Freight Smart Cities initiative, city-level logistics committees would be formed. These committees would have related government departments and agencies at the local level, […]