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2020 must be about implementation

There should be a 20 per cent increase in funding for health by States, the Centre and Urban Local Bodies. Inter-departmental coordination is also needed for stronger implementation linkage between health, water and sanitation and nutrition-related initiatives Legislations or related

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Handle sensitive issues carefully

The judiciary and the executive cannot be at loggerheads in a welfare State as it would make citizens jittery and lose faith in the system The kind of storm which the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019 has kicked up is, perhaps, unprecedented

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A defining year

In 2019, a reformist Government was brought back to power and that, too, with a huge majority. This shows how electoral preferences are guided by economic expectations Since the early 1990s, there has been a sense of optimism with regards

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No more welcome

Following internet shutdowns, the tourism sector is the latest victim of the Government’s high-handedness The Government may be consistently playing down the countrywide protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) as a conspiracy of intellectuals

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Sporting success

As the 2010s come to a close, we should celebrate a great decade for Indian sport and look forward to the 2020s The 2010s began with a bang for Indian sport with its success at the 2011 Cricket World Cup, whose finals

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Why we need data

Preparation of a NPR and decennial census is a legitimate activity of the Union Government and the data thrown up by these exercises form the basis for policy-making The false propaganda unleashed by some political parties against the Citizenship Amendment

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Make legal frameworks inclusive

The Transgender Rights Act indicates the many pitfalls in enacting legal frameworks without fully accounting for the realities and views of those they seek to protect Despite nation-wide protests, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019, received presidential assent on December

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Treading an uneasy path

With international funding slowing down and domestic fundraising taking off strongly, local NGOs have to up their game to win hearts and minds In the past decade, reliance on foreign funding for NGOs has been inconsistent and is on a slowdown. According

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Lead by example

The work done by voluntary and community-based organisations to make the Koraga community believe in itself and stand up for its rights has brought tangible outcomes Planted across his one acre of land in Brahmavur village in Udupi district, Karnataka, are

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