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Explained | Decoding the United Nation report on population trends, estimates

India projected to overtake China in population by 2023, Covid-19 pandemic impacted all components of population change: United Nation World Population Prospects 2022 report The story so far: The 2022 edition of the World Population Prospects (WPP) of the United Nations has projected that India may surpass China as the world’s most populous country next year. The report …

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9 in 10 Indians think wife must always obey husband: Pew study

According to a report issued by the Pew Research Center, a Washington, DC-based non-profit, although Indians accept women as political leaders, they still prefer traditional gender roles in family life. The study, titled “How Indians View Gender Roles in Families and Society,” was conducted from November 2019 to March 2020 and is based on a …

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What is the purpose of Karnataka’s anti-conversion Bill?

The Karnataka Protection of Rights to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021, was tabled by Home Minister Araga Jnanendra during the winter session of the Assembly in Belagavi on Tuesday, despite strong resistance. Forcible or induced conversions are subject to strict provisions in the bill. The government of Basavaraj Bommai seeks to make it illegal to …

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Minimum Age of Marriage: Laws, Facts, and Personal Laws

The Union Cabinet has cleared a proposal to raise the minimum marriage age for women from 18 to 21. What is the legal age of marriage? Marriage and other personal practises for communities are governed by personal laws that specify specific conditions for marriage, including the age of the bride and groom. The Hindu Marriage …

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The Billionaire Boom in India Is Leaving the Rest Behind

According to the World Inequality Report 2022, India is a “poor and very unequal country with a wealthy elite,” with the top 10% holding 57% of total national income, including 22 percent owned by the top 1%, and the bottom 50% holding just 13% in 2021. The analysis, which was released this week, also predicts …

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Over 6 lakh Indians gave up citizenship in last five years: MHA

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that over six lakh Indians had renounced citizenship in the last five years. This year, 1,11,287 Indians have given up their citizenship as of September 30. The reason for so many Indians giving up their citizenship was not indicated in the response. However, …

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Democracy backsliding – The Global State of Democracy Report 2021

Between 2016 and 2020, the number of nations moving toward authoritarianism has progressively increased, outnumbering the number of countries making democratic advances. Democratic backsliding (state activities that weaken the quality of democratic institutions and procedures) has escalated with the commencement of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. With a sudden and protracted lockdown in 2020, India …

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50% population of Bihar ‘Multidimensionally Poor’ says NITI Aayog

According to the government think-tank NITI Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index, Bihar has the highest proportion of people living in poverty of all the states and union territories, with nearly 50% of the population classified as “multidimensionally poor” (MPI). Bihar has the highest poverty rate at 51.91%, followed by Jharkhand (42.16%), Uttar Pradesh (37.79%), Madhya Pradesh …

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Fewer men justified domestic violence than women in most states, says NFHS survey

Despite the fact that a large number of women surveyed continue to be victims of marital abuse, the national family health survey (NFHS-5) finds that men justify domestic violence against wives less than women in the majority of states. In your opinion, is a husband justified in hitting or beating his wife in the following …

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NHFS-5: women outnumber men for the first time

The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) fifth edition confirmed evidence of a demographic transition in India. For the first time since the NFHS started in 1992, women outnumbered mens, with 1,020 women for every 1,000 men. In the most recent survey, 991 women were found for every 1,000 males in 2015-16. Only the decadal census …

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