The Supreme Court invalidated Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) election process from a notification recently, ordering a fresh notification within seven days.
About Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council:
Powers of the Council
Comparing unemployment rates between the U.S. and India is challenging due to economic disparities and distinct labor force characteristics, including a substantial informal sector in India and varying measurement methodologies.
Perspectives of defining Unemployment
The Unemployment paradox:
In the U.S., the employment-to-population ratio (EPR) in 2019 was 60.8, while the unemployment rate was 3.7%. Even though there were fewer jobs (as a proportion of the total population), the unemployment rate was lower because many individuals had exited the labour force.
Measuring unemployment in India
UPSS unemployment rates will always be lower than CWS rates because there is a greater probability that an individual would find work over a year as compared to a week.
Unemployment in India
As per the recent Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), 2022;
What are the concerns in Unemployment measurement in India?
Recently, the Union Cabinet approved Rs.3, 760 crore in viability gap funding for establishing a battery energy storage system in India.
What is Viability Gap Funding?
What is the process of getting VGF?
The process for availing viability gap funding (VGF) involves:
Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Project
Why battery storage system is beneficial?
According to a study, Emission reductions highly insufficient for 11 high income countries including Canada and Australia; calling there ‘green growth’ is misleading and greenwashing.
Greenwashing is the process of conveying a false impression or misleading information about how a company’s products are environmentally sound.
What is ‘Green Growth’?
Green Growth vs. Sustainable Growth:
Key findings of the study
The Paris Agreement is a treaty signed by 196 countries to limit “the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” and pursue efforts “to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
What do decoupling means?
Decoupling environmental pressures from economic growth is one of the main objectives of the OECD Environmental Strategy for the First Decade of the 21st Century, adopted by OECD Environment Ministers in 2001.
Green Growth and India’s stand
Delhi Police has chosen ‘Sandes’ app, an Indian instant messaging service, even for communication security breaches for the upcoming G20 Summit.
About the app:
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is planning to unveil a host of new measures, including 100 per cent cashless claim settlement in health cover, long-term products, flexible insurance plans for old people.
The patent office of Government of India has granted a patent to Botanical Survey of India for ‘reusable straw and its manufacturing’.
About the bamboo species:
Scrub typhus has been detected in as many as 732 people, and five deaths from the illness have been recorded in Himachal Pradesh so far this year.
Mexico has recently considered, passing a law to make ecocide a crime.
Previously, many people vehemently opposed the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) due to coercion by insurgent groups in the North East. These groups manipulated locals to demand its repeal. Now, those once protesting AFSPA now call for its return.
The Changing Perspective on AFSPA
The Evolving Situation in Manipur
Way Forward and Potential Implications
The e-Shram portal has registered over 280 million unorganized laborers, but there's no comprehensive social security policy at the central or state level.
The Plight of Gig and Platform Workers
The Current Situation
Need for Comprehensive Social Security
Alarming rates of youth suicides expose the negligence towards country’s children and their emotional needs.
Rising Teen Suicides in Kota
Root Causes and Kota's Coaching Industry
Need for Comprehensive Solutions
Nutrition counselling is a simple but powerful strategy as the experience in the Bemetara district in Chhattisgarh showcased recently.
Recognizing Nutrition Counselling
The Bemetara Model
Scaling Up Nutrition Counselling Nationwide
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