Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation on Construction Labour (NCCCL) Vs Union of India & Others dated 30/10/2017 regarding state of construction workers in India. Affidavit filed on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India reveals the state of affairs with regard to the utilization of cess collected under the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996.
The projected expansion in Africa’s child population will necessitate an increase of more than 11 million skilled education and health personnel by 2030, if it is to keep pace with the continent’s unprecedented demographic transition, UNICEF said.
The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has released the 2017 edition of its State of World Population report that discusses gender inequality and inequalities in realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is set to erupt in cities throughout the world. Bits are meeting bricks as the internet enters the spaces we live in, becoming the Internet of Things. The results will impact most aspects of our lives, raising questions of urgent concern. Which dimensions of cities will be most affected?
Today's over-60 population is the fastest growing group. Currently, there are around 962 million people aged 60 or over, representing 12.3 per cent of the global population. By 2050, this will increase to 2.1 billion or 21.5 per cent of the global population. But are we taking care of them?