Inclusion

Digital Divide And E-learning in India

Poor Access To Internet, Digital Divide And E-learning

The full report of the NSO’s survey of ‘Household Social Consumption on Education in India’, for July 2017-June 2018, highlights the poor state of computer and Internet access in several States. E-learning In India: Disparities Are Glaring The disparities are glaring among different economic strata as well. The digital chasm that separates the privileged from …

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RAISE 2020

Daily PIB News (October 5): Prime Minister Inaugurates RAISE 2020

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated RAISE 2020, a Mega Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI) on October 5. RAISE 2020 is a global meeting of minds to exchange ideas and chart a course for using AI for social transformation, inclusion and empowerment in areas like Healthcare, Agriculture, Education and Smart Mobility, among other sectors. …

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Quality education in rural areas

Initiatives Taken By Government To Ensure Quality Education In Rural Areas

The Government of India has launched SamagraShiksha – an Integrated Scheme for school education, w.e.f. 2018-19, which is an overarching programme for the school education sector extending from pre-school to class XII and aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels of school education.  It envisages the ‘school’ as a continuum from …

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Quality education for vulnerable groups

Steps Taken By The Government To Ensure Quality Education For Vulnerable Groups

Government is committed to ensure equal access to online/digital education, even when done remotely. Quality Online courses are provided through SWAYAM which is an indigenously developed MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) platform. Since everyone does not have access to internet, under one of the flagship Initiatives,SWAYAM-Prabha, Ministry of Education is providing 34 educational TV channels covering educational …

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23 Additional Minor Forest Produce (MFP) Items Under Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) Scheme

Ministry of Tribal Affairs has announced Inclusion of 23 additional MFP Items (Minor Forest Produce) items and stipulation of their Minimum Support Price (MSP) under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme titled “Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and development of value chain of MFP“. This  decision enhancing the coverage from …

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Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report

Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report has been released by the International Energy Agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency, the United Nations Statistics Division, the World Bank and the World Health Organization. Key Findings Of The Energy Progress Report Significant progress had been made on various aspects of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 prior …

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Covid-19 Relief: Targeting Challenge In India’s Welfare Programs

India does not have an inclusive, responsive welfare system which can take care of those who are out of formal system of workforce. Unprecedented humanitarian crisis, flight of migrant labourers from cities, food insecurity in the wake up Covid-19 lockdown has India’s welfare system has some serious flaws. Exclusion In Our Welfare System At the …

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Disability and COVID 19

1B People With Disabilities Hard Hit By Covid-19: United Nations

Disabilities And COVID 19: According to the UN, the world’s 1 billion people living with disabilities are among the hardest hit by the coronavirus. The UN has called for them to have equal access to prevention and treatment of COVID-19. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the pandemic is revealing the extent to which people …

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Indian state's role in social sector development

Indian State’s Role In Health Care, Education And Poverty Alleviation: Will COVID-19 Be A Turning Point?

We are unlikely to return to pre coronavirus days anytime soon as the virus is going to stay around for a while. Nobody is talking about its annihilation. Although, efforts to have a vaccine against COVID-19 are underway, but it is more likely that the world will face a second wave of outbreak before any …

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