Migration # Population

The Indian Stance on International Refugees

In view of the present quandary in the world due to the ongoing crises in South Sudan and Syria, the humanitarian importance of the World Refugee Day, June 20, stands validated more than ever before. The observance of the World Refugee Day was started at the behest of the United Nations from 2001 to commemorate the abject distress faced by the forcefully displaced persons and raise awareness about their situation worldwide. As per the Global Trends Report on Forced Displacement in 2016 published...

Health

Diabetic Retinopathy: an emerging eye disease in India

Diabetic Retinopathy: an emerging eye disease in India An awareness about diabetes management and expansion of the eye health care services at the grass roots level for reducing the burden of avoidable blindness is essential for India in the coming years. The eyes are the most beautiful organs in our body. The health of the human eye is as essential as any other body organ but concerns for the health of our eyes are often neglected. Even in frameworks for communicable and non-communicable diseases,...

Health # Population

Health Policy and the Improving Health Indices of India

Health policy of India aims at integrated approach, to provide accessible, affordable & equitable quality health care to marginalised & vulnerable sections.

Education # Population

Education for all: 2 problems and 3 solutions

From teacher absenteeism resulting in low learning outcomes to installing biometrics in schools and a robust evaluation system, the education for all mandate needs revisiting.

Population # Urbanization

Waste Water From Homes & Industries – Impending Crisis

All of our homes and industries spew waste water in large quantities, which pollutes the water resources we use and hence we must adopt techniques like 3R's

Education # Population

India’s Public School Education Holding the Fort

Indian school education system has evolved to provide education to nearly three-fourth of the students. The sector has seen the participation of governments

Health # Population

Life-saving coronary stents have been made affordable

Breaking a nexus that exists within the health sector, the central government has finally made life saving coronary stents accessible and affordable in India. On January 14, The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)has notified a ceiling price for Drug Eluting Stents (DES) at Rs. 29,600 and for Bare Metal Stents (BMS) at Rs. 7,260 under the provisions of paragraph 19 of the Drugs Prices Control Order, 2013.. The prices were made affective from February 14. Family members of the heart...

Urbanization

Urban Space Theories

The growth in towns and cities across the world be it developed or developing, industrialist or pre-industrial, has fueled man's appetite to be informed about the spatial aspects of cities-their location, growth and relationship both one with another and with their surrounding regions. However, the recurrent pattern of urban land use has to be formulated and for that a fair knowledge and understanding of laws and theories is required. Therefore, let us take a journey of laws and theories of urban...

Urbanization

Living Spaces: A Succinct Settlement Story

Man, needs shelter! It is one of his earliest demands from the environment that he constantly struggles with. No wonder each and every traditional house type reflects this bond. Then over time this relationship grew like an organism into an intricate meshwork of cultures, religions and customs that determined how a man built his living space. An enchanting story indeed. Research on this aspect is so captivating that it opens newer vistas of knowledge unendingly. However before embarking on this...

Urbanization

The City Scape: Understanding the Urban Settlement

The word urban underlies a basic theme. One that its population size is larger than its rural counterpart, two that its size is definitely larger and three that its functions are varied. Function is probably the most important criterion to define a town. The other criteria are population size and population density. Different countries have different parameters to explain an urban space. India has one too. In India, the criteria for identifying urban places kept changing with time. The frequent...