Population Control Current Affairs - 2020

National Commission on Population: India’s Population to be more feminine in 2036

On August 19, 2020, the National Commission on Population submitted its report on population projections for the period of 2011-36. The commission was set up by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The report says that the sex ratio of the country is to increase from 943 (2011) to 957 (2036). Sex Ratio is number Read More…

NITI Aayog Draft Roadmap to stabilise population, family planning and birth rate

NITI Aayog is currently working on a draft roadmap that aims at creating a vision for the country to help stabilize population, birth rate and family planning. In order to achieve this, on December 20, 2019, NITI Aayog along with Population Foundation of India organized a consultative meeting with senior officials, subject matter experts. The Read More…

National Health Profile 2019 Released

The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare released the 14th National Health Profile (NHP) 2019 on October 30, 2019. The NHP is prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI). It was first published in 2005. Significance The Data is important in understanding the needs and issues of the population Also, it helps Read More…

Assam: No Govt. jobs for people with more than 2 children

On October 21, 2019, the Assam Cabinet decided that no Government jobs will be provided to persons with more than 2 children after 1 January 2021. In September 2017, the Assam government had passed the “Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam”. Under the policy, job candidates with two children alone would be eligible for Read More…

Health Ministry launches two new contraceptives 

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched two new free contraceptives Antara and Chayya in 10 states under Mission ParivarVikas, a central family planning initiative. These 10 states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Haryana, West Bengal, Odisha, Delhi and Goa. Key Facts Antara is injectable contraceptive, effective for three months Read More…