By Team TA India has the highest number of cervical cancer cases according to a study published in The Lancet, followed by China. The central government has taken the initiative to introduce the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the Universal Immunisation Programme for young girls in schools. Here is all you need to know: 1. A study published in The Lancet showed that India accounts for … Continue reading All you need to know about India’s inclusion of cervical cancer vaccine in the Universal Immunization Programme
By Gayathri G Live-in relationships in India attract a variety of contrasting opinions. Judgments rendered by the higher courts remain the source for determining its legal status. The term live-in relationship has not yet been defined legally or socially. However, a generally accepted definition is when two consenting adults live together in a relationship akin to marriage without being subject to laws of it. Even … Continue reading Explained: The legal status of live-in relationships in India
India is experiencing the hottest month of March in 122 years as per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) data. The data also notes that the number of heatwave days are only increasing with time. The country has witnessed a massive jump of 45% in the number of heatwave days between 1981 to 2020. Continue reading Fighting heatwave: Learning from Ahmedabad, making cities heat resilient
So, is the only difference the fact that they identify as Muslim? Continue reading Cut from the same cloth
The discussion was organized on the occasion of World Health Day and the theme for this year was “Our Planet, Our Health”. The discussion was moderated by Rishabh Shrivastava who gave a brief outline of the theme and explained why it is important to look at climate change as a threat to public health. For the discussion to begin, Rishabh set a brief background by talking about the key events from the last two years of the pandemic like reporting of the first case in India, imposition of lockdown, issuance of guidelines, vaccination campaign and other landmark events. Continue reading Twitter Hangouts: Reimagining Healthcare in India with Dr. Sonali Vaid
The discussion started with a quick overview of the circular economy and waste management. Swati emphasized that a circular economy is the best way to go forward and ensure that we are keeping our resources intact. Continue reading Twitter Hangouts: Global plastic pollution treaty and what it means for India with Swati Sambyal
Indian society can only find its roots in Constitutional values. Those are the ideas that we collectively consent to through daily plebiscite and they form the basis on which the diverse communities of India can reconcile. Continue reading Satyajit Ray’s Ghare Baire and lessons for India’s nationalism
What do we know about the new #Omicron variant till now? #Omicron variant was first reported to WHO from South Africa on 24th Nov 2021. WHO says, “this variant has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning. Preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant, as compared to other VOCs.” As the news of #Omicron reached nations, governments started … Continue reading What do we know about the new Omicron variant till now?
Trying to make sense of what did the Glasgow summit achieved? There has been a long-standing deadlock on these rules between the countries since the Paris Agreement. Article 6 of the Paris climate agreement allows countries to work across borders to meet their climate goals. The agreement has expressed “deep regrets” over the failure of the developed countries to deliver on their $100 billion promise. … Continue reading Trying to make sense of what did the Glasgow summit achieved?
By Team Analysis We bring to you the third edition of Energy Recap, an editorial newsletter by TA to track and report on major policy developments in India’s energy sector. Here are some of the key energy highlights from the week (14 to 20 June). COVER STORY Hike in fuel prices continues, but does it affect the government anymore? On 18th June, the prices of … Continue reading Energy Recap: Does rising fuel prices affect the govt. and more from this week
By Rishabh and Anubhav Second wave of COVID-19 has been brutal for India. More than three lakh people have succumbed to the virus since the outbreak. As per Indian Medical Association, more than 500 doctors have died on the frontline too. Images of Ganga’s riverbed stuffed with dead bodies and news about India’s vaccine shortage are making global headlines. As active cases and positivity rate … Continue reading As families struggle to get basic healthcare, Charter of Patients’ Rights fails to get implemented
By Rishabh Shrivastava Net zero emission – has become a new buzzword. This was especially after John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, visited India and met the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. Kerry’s visit to India comes at a time when the Biden administration has re-entered the Paris agreement and has invited world leaders from 40 nations (including India) to participate in the … Continue reading TA Explained: Examining India’s position on Net Zero Emission policy
US President’s Climate Envoy, John Kerry was in India recently. One of the major agendas of the visit was the #NetZero goal for 2050, which the US wants India to be on board. What is net-zero? what are India’s objections? Net-zero is a situation where the country’s emissions are balanced by the absorption & removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Net-zero doesn’t mean carbon … Continue reading Net-Zero Goal
By Gautam Kumar After fresh discussions between delegates of India and Pakistan on March 23-24 in New Delhi, focus on Indus Water Treaty (IWT) is back. After the unfortunate Pulwama terror attack in February 2019, there was a long gap in diplomatic talks regarding IWT, which governs the water distribution between the two neighboring countries. The Indian government was so anguished by the attack on … Continue reading Explained: The Indus Water Treaty
A total of 727 cases of Domestic Violence in 2 months of lockdown! Data available from the National Legal Services Authority & National Commission for Women indicate that there has been a surge in cases of domestic violence in lockdown. According to NLSA, the highest number of such cases were reported in Uttarakhand (144) followed by Haryana (79); Delhi (63); Chandigarh (50); Tamil Nadu (48); … Continue reading Domestic Violence in 2 months lockdown!