The Crisis of Student Suicides

The Crisis of Student Suicides Context: The distressing phenomenon of student suicides in India, particularly in Kota, Rajasthan, often referred to as the “coaching capital” of India, has raised serious concerns. The relentless pressure of competitive exams, coupled with social and familial expectations, has driven […]

Declining poverty ratio: a continuing trend

Declining poverty ratio: a continuing trend Context: The release of the Household Consumption Expenditure Survey for 2022-23 by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) has sparked discussions among researchers about poverty and inequality trends in India. This article delves into the significance of these trends, […]

Freshwater quest, the likely new gold hunt

Freshwater quest, the likely new gold hunt Context: The discovery of freshwater reservoirs beneath the ocean bed has sparked interest in exploring and harnessing this hidden resource. With freshwater becoming increasingly scarce, nations are eyeing underwater sources within their maritime zones and beyond. However, navigating […]

An AI-infused world needs matching cybersecurity

An AI-infused world needs matching cybersecurity Context: Recent incidents, including the misuse of artificial intelligence (AI) by hackers to extort money, have brought to light the growing concerns surrounding cybersecurity in the era of advanced technology. As AI becomes increasingly integrated into various sectors, such […]

Giving primacy to human development

Giving primacy to human development Context: In the lead-up to elections, the discourse around development takes center stage, with political parties vying to present their vision for progress. However, recent reports, including the Human Development Report and studies on income and wealth inequality, shed light […]

Press freedom in India

Press freedom in India Context: Press freedom in India has been a subject of concern, as highlighted by the latest edition of the press freedom index released by Reporters Without Borders. India’s ranking, although marginally improved from the previous year, remains low compared to other […]