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60% Of Children Adopted In India Are Girls

60% Of Children Adopted In India Are Girls

  More girls have been adopted in India than boys over the last four years, according to this reply to the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) on December 22,…

5 Laws That Women Need As Urgently As Ban On Triple Talaq

5 Laws That Women Need As Urgently As Ban On Triple Talaq

  In its urgency to push through the Triple Talaq Bill, the government appears to have overlooked five criminal laws relating to women and marriage identified in 2015 by a…

Green Energy, Red Tape & Last Stand Of The Great Indian Bustard

Green Energy, Red Tape & Last Stand Of The Great Indian Bustard

  New Delhi: On December 29, 2017, in a dry, desert near India’s western frontier, forest officials found the dismembered carcass of a large brown-and-white bird.   They quickly recognised…

Institutional Births Have Doubled In 10 Years

Institutional Births Have Doubled In 10 Years

  The percentage of institutional births in India has doubled from 38.7% to 78.9% in the decade to 2015-16, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4).   As many…

In Jharkhand, 1 In 2 Girls Aged 15-19 Is Married

In Jharkhand, 1 In 2 Girls Aged 15-19 Is Married

  India’s eastern state of Jharkhand has the highest proportion of girls aged 15-19 years currently married at 49%.   The proportion of married girls aged 15-19 years ranged from…

Gujarat Assembly Has Fewer Women MLAs In 2017 Than In 2012

Gujarat Assembly Has Fewer Women MLAs In 2017 Than In 2012

  The proportion of female members of legislative assembly (MLAs) in Gujarat has fallen to 7% (13 MLAs), two percentage points lesser than 9% (16 MLAs) in the 2012 assembly.…

GST Has Cut Effective Tax Rate Across Sectors, Except Electricity

GST Has Cut Effective Tax Rate Across Sectors, Except Electricity

  The goods and services tax (GST), rolled out on July 1, 2017, cut marginal tax rates–the real, effective tax a business pays, technically the difference between the pre-tax and…