Category: I. Social Issues in India & Tamil Nadu


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 30 total views   Urbanisation   Some stats Census 2011 indicates that compared to 1363 in 2001, there are now 3893 census towns There have been 2774 new census towns Census criteria for an urban area Minimum population of 5000 Density Read more…

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 36 total views   Terrorism   Bomb blasts in Mumbai on 13th July The recent incidents of mv Wisdom and mv Pavit landing up at the Juhu beach give an impression that the coast-guard is not fully equipped The CAG in Read more…

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 21 total views   Telangana   The Srikrishna Committee has favoured maintaining the status quo of a united Andhra Pradesh and described the demand for a Telangana State as the “second best option.” The 461-page report lists six options — (I) Read more…

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 27 total views   Rights – Justice   Human Rights in India Major issues Torture by police and custody deaths AFSPA, (POTA), (Official Secrets Act) Issues of human rights violation in NE and Kashmir Freedom of expression: Press Human Trafficking Communal Read more…

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 15 total views   Manual Scavenging   Heritage Conservation UNESO has proposed to create Indian Heritage Cities Network (IHCN), a programme to recover the heritage value of cities. Manual Scavenging There was a report recently about existence of manual scavenging in Read more…

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 30 total views   Old Age Issue   WHO: 600 million 60+ people in the world This will double by 2025 By 2050 one out of five persons will be 60+ As per Census 2001 Total population of 60+ people was Read more…

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 27 total views   Media   Paid News Phenomenon The role of Private Treaties The companies often enter into private treaties with media houses by offering shares in return for media coverage. This may lead to biased reporting by the media. Read more…

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 27 total views   Law – Violence   The challenges confronted by Supreme Court in 2010 Venkatesan New Delhi: The Supreme Court faced a stiff challenge in 2010 in dealing with allegations of corruption against judges of the higher judiciary. It Read more…

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 18 total views   Land Acquisition   What is there? What is needed?   1.       Effective resettlement and rehabilitation policy   2.       Clear definition of ‘public purpose’. How does one evaluate the amount of public purpose in a private project?   Read more…

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 30 total views   Labour Problems   Labour Welfare Bills   August 9, 2010: The Union Cabinet today approved the implementation of the Swavalamban Scheme to cover workers in the unorganised sector and to provide old age security to all sections Read more…

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