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Daily Current Affairs : 25-Nov-2019

Major Topics Covered :

  1. KEY INDICATORS OF HOUSEHOLD SOCIAL CONSUMPTION ON EDUCATION IN INDIA NSS 75TH ROUND

  2. HOUSEHOLD SOCIAL CONSUMPTION IN INDIA: HEALTH NSS 75TH ROUND

  3. NSS REPORT NO.584: DRINKING WATER, SANITATION, HYGIENE AND HOUSING CONDITION IN INDIA, NSS 76TH ROUND (JULY –DECEMBER 2018)

  4. NSS REPORT NO. 583: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN INDIA NSS 76TH ROUND (JULY – DECEMBER 2018)

  5. EARTH'S MOST UNINHABITABLE PLACE FOUND

  6. GLOBAL BIO-INDIA SUMMIT, 2019

  7. 8TH INTERNATIONAL TOURISM MART AT IMPHAL, MANIPUR

  8. SPECIAL NON-RESIDENT RUPEE (SNRR) ACCOUNTS TO MAINTAIN EXTERNAL COMMERCIAL BORROWINGS (ECBS)

  9. PLASTIC PARKS

  10. BOUGAINVILLE

  11. GENERAL SECURITY OF MILITARY INFORMATION AGREEMENT (GSOMIA)

  12. RULE 12 OF THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS) RULES, 1961

  13. PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRICITY

  14. 50th Conference of Governors Concludes at Rashtrapati Bhavan

  15. WOODEN BREAST SYNDROME

  16. GOLDEN RICE

  17. REVIEW PETITION


KEY INDICATORS OF HOUSEHOLD SOCIAL CONSUMPTION ON EDUCATION IN INDIA NSS 75TH ROUND

Part of GS- Education


Why in news?

National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has conducted a survey on Household Social Consumption: Education as part of 75th round of National Sample Survey (NSS). Prior to this, surveys on the same subject were carried out during 64th round (July 2007- June 2008) and 71st round (January - June 2014).


Highlights:

  • Literacy rate among persons of age 7 years and above was 77.7%. It was 73.5% in rural and 87.7% in the urban areas.

  • Nearly 10.6 % of the persons of age 15 years and above in India had completed level of education graduate and above. This was 5.7% in rural and 21.7% in urban areas.

  • Among persons of age 3 to 35 years, 13.6% never enrolled,5% ever enrolled but currently not attending while 43.9% were currently attending.

  • Net Attendance Ratio (NAR) at primary level was 86.1%. The figure was 72.2% at ‘upper primary / middle level’ and 89.0% at ‘primary and upper primary /middle level’

  • Nearly 96.1% of the students were pursuing general courses and 3.9% were pursuing technical/professional courses.

  • Among students pursuing general courses, nearly 55.8% were male students and 44.2% were female students.

  • Among students pursuing technical/professional courses, nearly 65.2% were male students and 34.8% were female students.

  • Nearly 57.0% of the students in rural and 23.4% in urban areas received free education.

  • Nearly 15.7% of the students in rural and 9.1% in urban areas received scholarship/ stipend/ reimbursement.

  • Nearly 4.4% of the rural households and 23.4% of the urban households had computer. Nearly 14.9% of the rural households and 42.0% of the urban households had internet facility.



Source: PIB

HOUSEHOLD SOCIAL CONSUMPTION IN INDIA: HEALTH NSS 75TH ROUND

Part of GS- Health


Why in news?

The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has conducted the survey on Household Social Consumption related to Health during the period July 2017 to June 2018 as a part of 75th round of National Sample Survey (NSS). Prior to this, there have been three such surveys – carried out, in 1995-96 (52nd round of NSS), 2004 (60th round of NSS) and 2014 (71st round of NSS).


Highlights:

  • Percentage of persons that responded as ailing in a 15-day period: 5% in India as a whole (6.7% for males and 8.3% for females).

  • Proportion of persons treated as in-patient any time during a 365-day period: 9% in India as a whole (2.8% for males and 2.9% for females).

  • In-patient hospitalization (excluding childbirth) by type of hospital for availing treatment: Public hospitals accounted for 42%, Private hospitals (excl. charitable, NGO-run) accounted for 55% and Charitable/trust/NGO-run hospitals accounted for 2.7%.

  • Healthcare service provider for treatment of ailments: Government hospitals in case of 30% ailments; Private hospitals in case of 23% ailments; Private doctors/clinics in case of 43% ailments and Informal health care provider and Charitable/trust/NGO-run hospitals in case of remaining 4.1% of ailments.

  • 14% of the rural population and 19% of the urban population reported that they had health expenditure coverage.

  • In both rural and urban India, 95% of ailments were treated by allopathy.

  • Average medical expenditure per hospitalisation case (excluding childbirth) in rural India is about Rs. 16,676 and Rs. 26,475 in urban India.

  • Place of childbirth: In rural areas about 90% childbirths were institutional (in Government/private hospitals) and in urban areas it was about 96%.

  • Surgery was done in about 28% of hospital childbirths in India (rural: about 24%; urban: about 41%).

  • Immunisation among children aged 0-5 years: About 59% of boys and 60% of girls at all-India level had been fully immunised (i.e., received all 8 prescribed vaccinations).



Source: PIB

NSS REPORT NO.584: DRINKING WATER, SANITATION, HYGIENE AND HOUSING CONDITION IN INDIA, NSS 76TH ROUND (JULY –DECEMBER 2018)

Part of GS-1 Social issue


Why in news?

The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has conducted a survey on Drinking Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Housing Condition as a part of 76th round of National Sample Survey (NSS). Some important findings of the survey are given below.


Highlights:


Drinking water facility:

The major source of drinking water was hand pump for the households in the rural areas and piped water into dwelling in the urban areas.


About 42.9% of the households in the rural areas used hand pump as the principal source of drinking water. About 40.9% of the households in the urban areas used piped water into dwelling as the principal source of drinking water.


Bathroom and sanitation facility:

About 50.3% of the households in the rural and about 75.0% in the urban areas had exclusive access to bathroom.


About 71.3% of the households in the rural and about 96.2% in the urban areas had access to latrine. About 50.9% of the households in rural and 48.9% in urban areas used flush/pour-flush to septic tank type of latrine.


About 48.0% of the households in the rural areas and about 86.1% of the households in the urban areas had bathroom and latrine both within household premises.