India is becoming a young country but with an ageing workforce

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Indian Economy, Unemployment   Source: IE, IE  Context: An analysis of employment data from the Centre for Monitoring the Indian Economy (CMIE) reveals that India’s workforce has undergone a significant ageing trend over the past seven years.   Meaning of ‘India’s Workforce is Aging’: An ageing workforce basically means that if …

Demographic dividend: How can India leverage its biggest strength?

GS Paper 1/ 2 Syllabus: Population related issues/ Development and management of social sectors or service   Source: IE  Context: The next 25 years could be the golden years for the country, provided it makes the best use of its favourable demographic composition. Demographic dividend: It is the economic growth potential that can result from …

Demographic Dividend and unemployment problems in India, China

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Population and Associated Issues   Source: IE  Context: The current median Indian age of 28, as compared to China’s 39, suggests that India will continue to enjoy its demographic advantage up to the end of this century.   Case of China: China’s youth population was declining and the ageing population was …

Population: Boon or Bane

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Population related issues   Source: TH  Context: According to the UNFPA State of World Population (SOWP) Report 2023, China is projected to hand over the baton of the most populous country to India by mid-2023.   Highlights of the UN report: India will have a population of 142.86 crores by mid-2023, …

UN population report: India becomes world’s most populous nation

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Population and Associated Issues   Source: IE  Context: According to the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) State of World Population (SOWP) report 2023 – ‘8 Billion Lives, Infinite Possibilities’ – India is now the most populous country in the world.   Highlights of the report:   India specific findings India now …

Decoding India’s population conundrum

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Population and Associated Issues   Source: TH  Direction:  This is from ‘The Hindu Podcast’, it discusses the advantages and disadvantages of India becoming the world’s most populous nation in 2023.    Context: 2023 is set to be a landmark year for India’s population trajectory, as the country is predicted to overtake …

China’s population drops for the first time in 60 years: How this happened and its implications

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Population and Associated Issues   Source: TH  Direction: The article highlights the shifts in the population of India (increasing) and China (decreasing) and the implications of the shift.   Context: According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, its population fell to 1,411.8 million in 2022, from 1,412.6 million in the previous …

The consequences of declining fertility are many

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Indian Society/Social Justice/ Geography   Source: The Hindu  Direction: Go through once. See the trend and a few solutions.  Context: The author of the editorial argues that a below replacement level fertility rate would mean a smaller dividend window than expected Status: Global population could grow to around 8.5 billion in …

India needs to invest in quality school and higher education as well as healthcare to reap its demographic dividend. Analyse.

Topic: population and associated issues 2. India needs to invest in quality school and higher education as well as healthcare to reap its demographic dividend. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The UN report, World Population Prospects 2022, forecasts that the world’s population will touch eight billion this year …

India’s demography at crossroads: Elderly may outnumber the youth

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Issues related to poverty and population, demography etc.   Source: Indian Express Context: (this is in continuation to yesterday’s article  on population) The population share of the youth is starting to taper off as the share of the elderly is expected to steadily surge during 2021-2036. The world Population prospects are …

What is demographic dividend? Examine the impact of unemployment on India’s demographic dividend. Do you think high public sector employment can be a panacea to waning dividend due to unemployment?

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment 4. What is demographic dividend? Examine the impact of unemployment on India’s demographic dividend. Do you think high public sector employment can be a panacea to waning dividend due to unemployment? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , …

Insights into Editorial: Reaping India’s demographic dividend

  Introduction: A nation’s growth requires the productive contribution of all segments of society, particularly the children and the youth, who need to be provided opportunities for self-expression. Household and national investments in children and youth yield long-term returns in terms of high productivity of the economically active population till they enter the elderly cohort. …

India has a huge population size and profound demographic diversity. Hence, a differential planning approach is needed in education, health and skill development to reap the benefits of the demographic dividend. Discuss.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 2. India has a huge population size and profound demographic diversity. Hence, a differential planning approach is needed in education, health and skill development to reap the benefits of the demographic dividend. Discuss. (250 …

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 51

ARCHIVES 03 November 2014 1) Critically examine the impact of globalization on agricultural development in India. (200 Words) Reference 2) “In India, the two-child norm seeks to reward, rather than force, family planning.” Comment vis a vis China’s policy on the same issue. (200 Words) Reference 3) In your opinion which is the major issue …