Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicHuman Development

Topic: Human Development

Vir Das was right, there are 2 Indias, and they aren’t getting any closer together

There is an India represented by Tamil Nadu, and another by Bihar. They are far apart on human development, but both belong to the same India on electricity and drinking water.

Bengal above national average on social indices, but fiscally stressed — 15th finance panel

Mamata's West Bengal beats some BJP-ruled such as Gujarat & MP on human development, but has high interest burden and low investments.

Modi is popular, BJP keeps winning, but India’s indicators & global rankings are alarming

Govt’s own NFHS, as well as many global non-Left institutions’ rankings have shown a drop in India’s development indicators. This will begin to hurt soon.

Talk Point: The Gujarat model is a myth, particularly on the human development aspect

A sociological analysis of parameters like literacy and sex ratio reveals that Gujarat model is a myth.

On Camera

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Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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