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Kerala tops NITI Aayog’s report titled ‘The Success of Our Schools-School Education Quality Index’ (SEQI)

Kerala has topped the NITI Aayog’s report titled ‘The Success of Our Schools-School Education Quality Index’ (SEQI) in list of 20 states, followed by Rajasthan and Karnataka. While the most-populous state Uttar Pradesh was ranked at the bottom position during 2016-17. The report is based on indexing of states and Union Territories (UTs) on the ..

National Commission for Minorities to study minority status for Hindus in 7 states and a Union Territory

The National Commission for Minorities has set up a 3-member committee to look into whether Hindus should get minority status in seven states and a Union Territory where they are not the dominant religious group. The panel, led by the commission’s Vice Chairman George Kurien, has been given three months to submit its report. The ..

Goa tops 2017 Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI)

Goa has topped the 2017 Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) with score 0.649, which is recently released by the Child development NGO Plan India during its national conference in New Delhi on November 1. Kerala has acquired 2nd position followed by Mizoram and Sikkim. Bihar ranked the lowest at 30, with Delhi faring only slightly better ..

NFSM-RICE: North East to receive Rs.100 Crore to boost rice cultivation

NE states of the country will be given Rs100 crore for supporting rice cultivation under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM). All the 8 north-eastern States, including Sikkim, are being covered under NFSM-rice. Till 2011, only Assam was covered under NFSM-Rice. The programme will also aid in attaining Self-Sufficiency in Rice Production. Under NFSM-Rice, States ..

India Human Development Report, 2011

India Human Development Report is prepared annually by the Institute of Applied Manpower Research. The latest report was released on October 21 by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia in the presence of Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh. The 2011 report says that Human Development Index (HDI) in the country rose by 21 per ..