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Top 10% of Urban Indian Households has 7,517 Times the Assets of the Bottom Decile

The average value of assets (AVA) of the top ten percent of urban households in India is more than seven thousand five hundred times greater than what the bottom ten percent owns. The AVA of the top decile was Rs. 1.5 crores, while the lowest decile owned an average of Rs. 2,000 of assets. The data is part of the All India Debt and Investment Survey - 2019, the survey for...

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ST enrolments in higher education rise by 47%, OBC enrolment by 31%: Government survey

The growth in enrolments of Scheduled Tribe (ST) students in higher education between 2014-15 and 2020-21 has been 47%, while OBC enrolments have increased by 31.67% in the same period. These are some of the key findings of the All India Survey on Higher Education 2020-21 (AISHE) conducted by the Ministry of Education. Other AISHE findings include: * Enrolment of ST students has increased to 24.1 lakh in 2020-21 from 21.6...

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Climate change will likely exacerbate Indian rural household's debt burden

Editorial team, Carbon Copy  Ongoing shifts in rainfall and temperature caused by climate change are likely to increase the debt burden faced by rural households, particularly of marginalised groups in dry areas, an editorial in Carbon Copy magazine said. The piece cited a study in the journal Climate Change that argues that changes in climate, along with existing socio-economic differences - caste and landholding in particular — will deepen the size...

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Only 30% of SC, ST, OBC faculty vacancies filled at IITs, Central Universities in a year: Centre -Abhinay Lakshman

-The Hindu Of the 1,439 vacancies identified between September 2021 and 2022, only 449 were filled with faculty members from reserved categories, the Education Ministry told the Lok Sabha Despite a year-long mission mode recruitment drive to hire faculty for reserved category positions at the elite Indian Institutes of Technology and Central Universities, just over 30% of identified vacancies were filled, the Education Ministry told Parliament this week. In the one year between...

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Inclusion of communities in ST list still on the backburner -Abhinay Lakshman

-The Hindu Opposition MPs question government’s inaction on 2014 task force’s recommendation of over 40 communities for inclusion Over the past one week, while the Parliament has discussed the inclusion of various communities in the Scheduled Tribes lists of Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Himachal Pradesh, Opposition MPs — specifically from Odisha — have questioned the government about the list of communities that were already recommended for inclusion on a priority basis...

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