Electronic Voting Machines

Editorial Mains

Why EVMs were introduced? Illegal efforts to shape electoral outcomes are not uncommon. Electoral fraud not only undermines public trust in democratic institutions, but also adversely affects the …

March 22, 2017 0 261

GST – Challenges

Editorial GS III Mains

Why in news? At its twelfth meeting on 17th March, 2017, the GST Council cleared all the requisite State and Central-level legislative measures to implement the indirect tax regime. What is GST? …

March 20, 2017 0 367

Learning from Japan’s ‘womenomics’

Editorial GS II Mains

What is the issue? Abenomics was the economic revival strategy put forth by Prime Minister of Japan. It projects that womenomics as one of the ways to revive the ailing Japanese economy and also g…

March 14, 2017 0 538

Political activities inside universities

Editorial GS II Mains

What is the news? The continued occurrence of violence inside Delhi University’s (DU’s) Ramjas College and in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) last year has created a debate about the …

March 11, 2017 0 438

Electoral Bonds

Editorial GS III Mains

Why in news? Electoral Bonds have been proposed as a way of reforming election funding in the Union Budget 2017. What is an Electoral Bond? Electoral bonds will be issued by a notified bank for s…

March 10, 2017 0 543

Police Reform

Editorial GS II Mains

Why in news? Supreme Court bench declined the plea of a lawyer demanding immediate action to usher in major police reforms in the country. What is the history of Police Commissions? After almost …

March 09, 2017 0 605

Women Empowerment – Political Sphere

Editorial GS II Mains

The inclusion of all sections of the society in the public sphere is critically important for any democracy. India has a mixed track record when it comes to women’s participation and representat…

March 08, 2017 0 599

India’s Tax Net Paradox

Editorial GS III Mains

What is the issue? The Finance Minister in his Budget speech this year claimed that India is “a tax non-compliant society and too many people evade taxes”. Prime Minister stated that &…

March 08, 2017 0 452

India & RCEP

Editorial GS II Mains

Why in news? The trade deficit of India with its RCEP partners is rising.  The multilateral trade agreement like Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partner…

March 08, 2017 0 486

IORA summit, 2017

Editorial GS II Mains

Why in news? Ministers and members of delegates met at the Council of Ministers Meeting at Indian Ocean Rim Association summit in Jakarta, Indonesia. IORA: The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)…

March 07, 2017 0 1145