Digital India: what 6 years of digitisation programme has achieved

Digital India

Ground Report | New Delhi: Digital India, Government of India’s flagship programme that aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered society, celebrated its 6th anniversary this month. On this occasion, PM Narendra Modi interacted with the beneficiaries of the scheme. He emphasised the economic importance of going digital and the global recognition digital … Read more

New Ministry of Cooperation faces heat from opposition

What is new Ministry of Cooperation?

Ground Report | New Delhi: The government, last Monday, announced the formation of a separate Union Ministry of Cooperation. The ministry “will provide a separate administrative legal and policy framework for strengthening the cooperative movement in the country”, a release from Press Information Bureau said. Cooperatives, so far under the Ministry of Agriculture, will now … Read more

Mixed vaccine doses: safety, effectiveness, and flexibility

Samba first district to complete

Ground Report | New Delhi: Mixed vaccine doses; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, last Friday, took his second Covid-19 jab: a shot of the Moderna vaccine. Since his first jab in April was of the AstraZeneca vaccine, this shot marked him as one of the increasing numbers of people who have taken mixed vaccine doses. … Read more

8 Big announcement by Nirmala sitharaman to boost economy

8 Big announcement

Ground Report | New Delhi: 8 Big announcement: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday announced an Rs. 6.28 lakh crore stimulus package for the Covid-hit economy. She made 8 announcements related to various pandemic-hit sectors such as healthcare, tourism, and agriculture among others. Out of these 8 economic relief measures, 4 are completely new. This … Read more

What is toxic masculinity and its impacts?

What Is Toxic Masculinity

Ground report | New Delhi: The term “toxic masculinity” has been rising steadily in terms of its usage in academia as well as popular discourse. The concept highlights problematic standards, associated with being masculine, that is imposed on men. It also connects to deeper problems such as stigma around mental health issues and increases in … Read more

History of LGBTQIA+ community in India through the lens of literary works

History of LGBTQIA+ community in India

Ground Report | New Delhi: History of LGBTQIA+ community; The existence of the LGBTQIA+ community in India, opposition to them, and their acceptance- all have a long history. Religious beliefs, laws and common social practices of each era moulded the societal perception towards the queer community. Historical literature shows that at different points in time, … Read more

Confusion surrounding “third front” formation after Pawar’s gathering

Ground Report | New Delhi: Speculations were afoot about the formation of a third front comprising non-BJP, non-Congress parties after NCP leader Sharad Pawar hosted a gathering of politicians and intellectuals. Before this, the veteran politician had met renowned poll strategist Prashant Kishor twice within a fortnight. Mid-March this year, Pawar had said that leaders … Read more

Vaccination drives in jails: How are Indian states faring?

54 foreigners out of 4900 lodged in jails of Jammu and Kashmir

Ground Report | New Delhi: How are Indian states faring?; India’s prisons are overcrowded and often unhygienic. With thousands of people (including staff that has contact with the world outside prison walls) in residence, these jails are extremely vulnerable to becoming Covid-19 “super-spreaders”. Thus, states have been trying to decongest prisons and conduct vaccination drives … Read more

India’s sexual offence laws exclusionary despite progressive reforms

Narela 14 yr old girl gang rape case, what happened so far?

Recent reforms have been hailed as progressive and sensitive. Despite this, are India’s sexual offence laws exclusionary, still? Ground Report | New Delhi: In recent years, laws related to sexual offenses in India have become much more progressive. The definition of rape has been changed. It is no longer limited to penetration, but also includes … Read more

Adani shares dip over reports of investors’ accounts being frozen

Ground Report | New Delhi: Monday, 14th June, media reports said National Securities Depository Ltd. (NSDL) froze accounts of three Mauritius-based funds. Albula Investment, Cresta, and APMS Investment collectively about $6 billion of shares in the Adani conglomerate. The news raised concerns about the Adani group, tanked their shares. Authorities are yet to cite the … Read more