Nationally, with a population of 1.2 billion people, the statistic stands at 0.08 persons as organ donors per million population (PMP). This is an incredibly small and insignificant number compared to the statistics around the world.
Each year, thousands of people die while waiting for a transplant, because no suitable donor can be found for them. The need for organ donors has never been greater.
For any queries regarding organ donation, please call – 1800 4193737 (Toll free)
Vyapam scam is a massive admission and recruitment scam involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), popularly known by its Hindi acronym “Vyapam”, is a government body responsible for conducting several entrance tests in the state. These entrance tests are used for recruitment to government jobs and for admissions to educational institutes in the state.
Last week the Rajya Sabha passed a private member’s bill of historical importance which provides a comprehensive rights framework for transgender persons in India. This is a victory of staggering magnitude — not only was it voted in unanimously, it is also the first time in 46 years that a private member’s bill has been passed.
For this legislation to truly achieve its potential, Lok Sabha needs to proceed in a manner that is as consultative as possible. This is a historic moment for a “minuscule minority”. Let the government make it count.
EVER SINCE THE EMERGENCY, THE PARTIES AND PERSONALITIES OF THE JANATA EXPERIMENT HAVE BEEN MAJOR AND BIT PLAYERS IN THE ELECTORAL POLITICS OF INDIA. PARTICULARLY SO IN THE ERA OF COALITION POLITICS IN THE 90S AND THE LAST DECADE. HERE IS A LOOK AT HOW THEY LEFT THEIR MARK ON ELECTIONS AND GOVERNMENTS OVER THE YEARS.
By Prashant Jain There has been a buzz around Net Neutrality and its implications on mobile internet users. As the issue is very important for Indian mobile users especially youth, there is a need to correctly understand the issue and take steps to fight back. To do all this, what is better than an AIB […]
Read More »
One positive outcome of the recent debate over Land Acquisition has been the return of agriculture into public discourse. The media – whether print, electronic, social has mostly been oblivious to the plight of farmers and agriculture sector in general. Of course most of this apathy and bias stems from our own ignorance and lack […]
Read More »
The beauty of the Internet is that it is a truly open and democratic platform that does not discriminate – it does not care whether you are impoverished or a social outcaste and gives your voice equal weightage. We must attempt to increase the access to Internet so that it offers a voice to those in perpetual exile from our consciousness and enables them to influence public opinion. At the same time, we must also endeavour to maintain its open nature.
By Prashant Jain This is a well accepted phenomenon that aggregation of human settlements improve the service delivery efficiency provided infrastructure is in place for such a delivery.
By Vishu Mahajan
Rajasthan was ranked 31 out of 33 states and UTs with respect to literacy rates in 2011. We took data from ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) by Pratham over the years and did a comparative study between 2007 and 2013 for Rajasthan. Following are some of the stats which quantify this fact. 7.5% increase […]
Read More »