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Policy Buzz

Accountability Initiative Staff

17 October 2021

Keep up-to-date with all that is happening in welfare policy with this curated selection of news, published every fortnight.


Policy News

  • According to the UNESCO 2021 State of the Education Report for India, the gross enrolment ratio (GER) for elementary schools has increased from 81.6 in 2001 to 93.03 in 2018-19 and stands at 102.1 in 2019-2020.
  • The Union Government has launched the ‘PM GatiShakti – National Master Plan’ for multi-modal connectivity to economic zones. The plan envisages a centralised portal to unite the infrastructural initiatives planned by central ministries and departments.
  • The government has launched ‘One Health’ consortium for surveillance of bacterial, viral infections.


  • The Subject Expert Committee on COVID-19 has granted emergency use approval to Covaxin for children in the 2-18 years age group.
  • India was re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2022-24 term.

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