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73 per cent of households lives in rural India
According to the government's Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), approximately 73 per cent of households in India are rural, of which 18.5 per cent are scheduled caste households and 11 per cent belong to the scheduled tribe category.

-03 Jul 2015

Maharashtra deems students obtaining full-time religious education 'uneducated'
“A child, male or female, if found studying only in religious institute which does not take government grant and does not follow formal school syllabus, will be considered uneducated and out-of-school,” Dilip Kamble, Social Justice Minister told a leading daily.

-03 Jul 2015

#SelfieWithDaughter: Can India save 23 million girls?
The future is grim. India’s declining child sex-ratio indicates that girls are increasingly being aborted, killed or otherwise dying.

-02 Jul 2015

China ratifies creation of new BRICS bank
World's largest emerging nations are creating second development bank seen as alternative to Western institutions. Russia and India have already ratified the agreement for the creation of the BRICS bank.

-02 Jul 2015

Major surface water contamination in India
A report by WaterAid, soon to be released, reports that 80 per cent of our surface water is contaminated and 80 per cent of the pollution comes from domestic sewage.

-02 Jul 2015

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