Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of D.A.V. College Trust and Management Society & Others Vs Director of Public Instructions & Others dated 17/09/2019 on whether non-governmental organisations substantially financed by the appropriate government fall within the ambit of ‘public authority’ under Section 2(h) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. Under the Act, a public authority is required to maintain records in terms of Chapter II and every citizen has the right to get information from the public authority.

The latest Global Liveability Index for 2019 shows that the living conditions in India's largest metropolises, Mumbai and New Delhi, are getting worse. The capital's "appalling air quality" as well as downgrades to its culture and stability score have pulled down its ranking on this year's index.

The per capita income (PCI) of Telangana has touched the Rs 2 lakh mark in the fiscal 2018-19. The Socio-Economic Outlook Report - 2019 shows that the state's average rose from Rs 1,80,697 in the fiscal 2017-18 to Rs 2,05,696 in the 2018-19 financial year, registering a growth of 13.8% at current prices.

This paper, written by Dr Miriam Omolo, with support from DI’s Boniface Owino, provides a detailed analysis of the government of Kenya’s budget for the 2019/20 financial year, and analyses how it might impact the poorest people.

Progress for Every Child in the SDG Era, a report released in March 2018, assessed the world’s performance to date, focusing on 44 indicators that directly concern the 2030 Agenda’s most vulnerable constituency: children. This brochure revisits the conclusions of that report, updated with 2018 data for a 2019 perspective.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Achievements in terms of social justice, 26/06/2019.

The Draft National Education Policy, 2019 prepared by a committee chaired by Dr K. Kasturirangan has been shared by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development for public comments. The policy aims at making India a knowledge superpower by equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge.

The World Bank’s analysis of cross-country data on human capital indicates that Uganda is underinvesting in the future productivity of its citizens. A child born in Uganda today will onlybe 38 percent as productive when she grows up as she could be if she enjoyed complete education and full health.

More than a quarter of a billion children better off today than 20 years ago. But one in four children still denied right to a safe and healthy childhood, with children living in or fleeing conflict zones among the most disadvantaged.

The Little Data Book on Gender 2019 illustrates the progress towards gender equality for 217 economies around the world.

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