Kerala: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Kerala becomes first Indian state to get fund through World Bank’s climate resilience program

Under climate resilience program, the World Bank has recently approved $250 million aid to Kerala for its Resilient Kerala Programme (RKP) to brace against natural disasters. Hence, Kerala has become the first Indian state to get this fund to enhance the state’s resilience against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change. The Resilient Kerala ..

Total Fertility Rate : Sample Registration System Survey

The Sample Registration System (SRS) is the largest demographic survey in the country mandated to provide annual estimates of fertility as well as mortality indicators at the state and national level. The survey is released by the Registrar General of India (RGI). Findings from the Sample Registration System Survey for 2017 The total fertility rate ..

Multidimensional Poverty Report 2019 and India

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index. The report states that of the 101 countries assessed across 31 low income, 68 middle income and 2 high income, about 1.3 billion people are “multi-dimensionally poor. Where does India Stand? With the incidence of multidimensional poverty at 27.5%, multidimensional poverty has almost ..

Kerala launches NRI Investment Company

The government of Kerala has decided to launch a Non-Resident Keralites (NRK) Investment company with 74 per cent stake to be held by expats. Non-Resident Keralites Investment Company 74 per cent of the capital NRK Investment and Holding company ltd would be raised by issuing shares to NRKs. Government of Kerala will have 26 per cent ..

Healthy States, Progressive India Report 2019

Healthy States, Progressive India is an annual report of Niti Aayog ranks states and Union territories innovatively on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes, as well as, their overall performance with respect to each other. The report has been prepared by Niti Aayog in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and ..