Norms on appointing Independent directors

Daily News GS II Governance

Why in news? Kotak Committee on corporate governance constituted by the SEBI, has recently proposed a fresh set of norms for appointing directors. What is the trend in appointing chiefs of a company…

October 17, 2017 0 419

Prelim Bits 16-10-2017

Daily News Prelim Bits

Usutu Virus It belongs to “flavivirus” family along with tick-borne encephalitis, West Nile, and Dengue virus. The virus is an African origin and it was first detected in Austria in 20…

October 16, 2017 0 1336

Economic Recovery from Policy Shocks

Daily News GS III Economy

What does recent Data say?   A considerable 4.3% growth was noted in Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for the month of August.  But the effect of demonetisation - which has dramatic…

October 16, 2017 0 559

Going Ahead with Nukes

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations Civil Socities

What is the issue? ICAN being awarded the Nobel peace prize is a laudable sign for nuclear disarmament efforts. (Click here to know on ICAN and its treaty). However civil society and governments a…

October 16, 2017 0 562

Enhancing RBI’s autonomy

Daily News GS II Bodies - Constitutional, Statutory & Regulatory

Why in news? Bank of England recently convened a two-day conference insisting on the need to have independent central banks. What are the inferences from the conference? At many critical instance…

October 16, 2017 0 490

Challenges in tax transparency mechanism

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is the issue? Global Forum has a strict peer review in its tax transparency mechanism across the world. Yet it has few challenges to overcome. What is Global Forum? The Global Forum on T…

October 16, 2017 0 445

Oil Companies - Pricing Policy

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

What is the issue? The pricing policy adopted by oil companies for petrol and diesel needs review and they should be brought under GST at the earliest. What is the need? While announcing a price …

October 16, 2017 0 443

Toxic Farming

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? Around ten farmers have reportedly died after spraying ‘Profex Super’ insecticide on Bt cotton plantations in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra. This has raised the d…

October 16, 2017 0 496

Reforms in Public Health Management Systems

Daily News GS II Civil Socities

What is the issue? Constituting a Public Health Service (PHS) on the lines of IAS has been mooted again recently.    Who has proposed it? The idea of having dedicated carder for public …

October 16, 2017 0 465

Ban on Free Expression – The Implications

Daily News GS II Social Justice

What in news? Supreme Court recently upheld the ban on “Basava Vachana Deepthi”. How did the issue evolve? Maate Mahadevi’s book “Basava Vachana Deepthi”, was banne…

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