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Vasudha Venugopal

  • Census 2021 aims at near-accurate enumeration of Dalits & tribals

    Census 2021 aims at near-accurate enumeration of Dalits & tribals

    The instruction manual of the Census 2021 has a code directory that has enlisted and given a specific code to every SC and ST community in every state and UT. Unlike in 2011, when enumerators were asked to write down the community name of the SC or ST respondent, this time every sub caste and tribe has been pre-coded and the data collector will enter the code of the caste in the form, along with the name.

    On eve of SC hearing, Shaheen Bagh women fast, write postcards to CJI

    On eve of SC hearing, Shaheen Bagh women fast, write postcards to CJI

    The women wrote postcards in Hindi, English and Urdu, describing how statements on NRC made them fear the future of their children. “When former President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed’s family could not prove its nationality, how will we common Muslims manage,” asked one of the 5,000 postcards addressed to CJI SA Bobde.

    The fierce digital battle over CAA

    The fierce digital battle over CAA

    BJP’s IT cell remains hyperactive on closed-loop platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook groups and pages, and people familiar with the content on such groups say BJP’s content ecosystem has managed to retain dominance.

    Mahatma Gandhi’s last journey photos scaled down

    Mahatma Gandhi’s last journey photos scaled down

    Gandhi Smriti director Dipankar Shri Gyan said, “The attempt is to create a more vibrant, interactive space for visitors of all ages and represent Gandhi’s life and values in an effective way.” He said the panels were getting ‘old’ and they were re-created on digital panels so that they are preserved for many years.

    RS panel suggests dedicated system to prevent online abuse of children

    RS panel suggests dedicated system to prevent online abuse of children

    A dedicated mechanism to deal with online sexual crimes on children and changes in the definition of 'child pornography' under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act are some of the recommendations that a panel of MPs looking into the impact of child pornography is likely to have suggested.

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