Intro to WordPress + Website Builders

Other Website Builders First, let’s get the competition out of the way. These are all essentially built using a drag and drop interface that makes them very easy to build for non-coders. There are also […]

Notes on Employment and Education

These notes are from Employment and Education: An Exploration of the Demand Side Story, authored by Jeemol Unni and Sudipa Sarkar of the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), India. All, but two out of thirty […]

Higher Education Cess

From this question in the Lok Sabha, "The proceeds of Primary Education Cess are credited to Prarambhik Shiksha Kosh (PSK) and are used to meet part of expenditure on SSA and Mid Day Meal (MDM) […]

Provident Fund – How many contributors per state?

This is as on 31.3.2016 Note: Tamil Nadu (including Puducherry) Gujarat (includes Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli) Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana) Punjab (including Chandigarh) Kerala (including Lakshadweep) West Bengal (including Sikkim and […]

Niti Aayog’s Atal Tinkering Labs

Atal Tinkering Labs is a science education initiative by the Niti Aayog. The project is supposed to reach 500 schools, at least 25% of which have to be government schools. The objective of the labs […]

Niti Aayog’s Atal Incubation Centres

The Niti Aayog under its Atal Innovation Mission has shortlisted 6 institutions to receive 10 cr each for the promotion of start-ups in India. These were winnowed down from 232 applications. The 6 selected institutions […]

Economic Survey 2016-17: Measuring Migration

The Economic Survey 2016-17 devotes a small chapter to the question of measuring migration. The authors discuss two new methods: Cohort-based Migration Metric (CMM) Using Railways Data CMM "considers net migration to be the percentage […]

R Script: UGC journal matching

My first bit of R for the new year. This was for an article in The Wire that’s also available on this blog here. It essentially extracts a list of journals from a messy PDF, […]