Mains-18: Poverty and Developmental Issues

Farmer Suicides in India

According to the 2018 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, even though the suicide rate among Indians sadly remains a constant, farmer suicides have actually gone down. Key Findings The 2018 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data shows a decrease in the rate of farmer suicides in India over the last few years. This is ..

Global Hunger Index-2019: Analyzing Government Response

India has ranked 102 in the Global Hunger Index, out of 117 qualified countries. Most of this poor performance has been attributed to the increase in the prevalence of wasting in children below the age of 5. What is the problem India is facing? Hunger is defined by caloric deficiency. Malnutrition is the lack of ..

India Is Slowly Rising Up The HDI Ladder

The United Nations Development Programme has released the annual HDI report and India has picked up the pace. What is HDI? The Human Development Index is a list published by the United Nations Development Programme which measures the overall economic and social achievements made by a country. The results are based on the health of ..


India’s Progress Measured in SDG Index 2.0 By NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog has published its 2019 report on Sustainable Development Goals. These are a list of 17 global goals that are designed to achieve a better and sustainable future for all. The UN set them in 2015, as a part of the UN Resolution 70/1, to be achieved by the year 2030. What is SDG ..

Explain the approach Randomised Control Trial which was the tool used by the Nobel laureates in their study of poor Economics.

The Randomised Control Trial (RCT) which was inspired by the use of RCTs in medical science was used by the Nobel laureates to test the effect of small interventions on individual behaviour. How does this approach work? The approach examines the response of a poor to a particular intervention using these randomised trials. The approach studies ..