Indian Society

Recent SC Judgement on Christian Marriage and Divorce

January 24, 2017

The church weddings are considered to be civil marriages because church is a registrar of marriage. The church sends a copy of the register to government every few months. At the same time, Churches allow divorce also. However, there has been a misconception regarding divorce granted by...

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016

January 13, 2017

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha in August 2016 and currently this bill is pending with the standing committee on social justice and empowerment. In December 2016, this committee has sought a three-month extension for submitting its report on the bill....

Digital Divide in India

November 1, 2016

The term digital divide describes the discrepancy between people who have access to and the resources to use new information and communication tools, such as the Internet, and people who do not have the resources and access to the technology. The term also describes the discrepancy between...

Impacts of Globalization on Aged Population of India

October 31, 2016

Globalization along with industrialisation, urbanization and technological changes has affected all segments of population including aged persons everywhere. The positive and negative impacts of Globalization on older people can be summarized as follows: Positive Impacts Healthcare This is one of the major benefits to the old age...

Impacts of Globalization on Religion

October 31, 2016

Religion and globalisation have always shared a relation of struggle and conflict. Globalisation has generally been linked with economic and political interdependence which ultimately has brought people closer and effect of no event is isolated but is felt in far-off places too. It has shifted the cultural...

Impacts of Globalisation upon Children

October 30, 2016

Children are the future of every nation, yet they form one of the most vulnerable sections of the society. Childhood is a fragile phase where one needs proper care along with accurate guidance at every step to be able to successfully master the art of living. Children...

Urbanization in 12th Plan Documents

October 29, 2016

The 12th five year plan documents have called cities as engines of economic growth and have also noted that urbanization is yet to accelerate as surging growth and employment in cities will prove to be a powerful magnet to attract people to urban areas. If the urban...

Social Effects of Urbanization

October 29, 2016

Urbanization is the gradual shift of population from rural to urban areas and the resulting increasing proportion of a population that resides in urban rather than rural places. The social effects of urbanization are summarized as follows: Urbanization and Family Urbanization has affected family structure; intra and...

Definition of Towns, Urban Agglomerations and Tier Cities in India

October 29, 2016

The term “urban” is used in demographic as well as sociological sense. In demographic sense, the urban areas are defined as per population, population density or other such quantifiable criteria. In sociological sense, heterogeneity, inter-dependence, quality of life etc. are focused. In rural societies, the social bonds...

Government Policy for Senior Citizens in India

October 29, 2016

The Government Policy in India towards older people can be studied under three heads viz. Legislative and Executive Actions. Legislative Policy Actions Constitutional Provisions Under Directive Principles, the Article 41 says that State shall within the limits of its economic capacity and development, make effective provision for...

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