Issue of Data Exclusivity

Editorial GS II GS III Mains

Why in news? April 26 is World Intellectual Property (IP) day. The recent debate whether India would offer data exclusivity - one of the key issues discussed in the RCEP. What is the issue? …

April 26, 2017 0 106

An Insight into Debt Waiver

Editorial GS III Mains

What is the issue? After the UP government waived farm loans of about Rs 36,000 crore for UP farmers, pressure has mounted on other States to follow it. What is the ground reality? Contrary to co…

April 25, 2017 0 134

Inequality among states

Editorial GS III Mains

What is the issue? The recent OECD Economic Survey of India, Article IV Consultations of the International Monetary Fund and the Economic Survey, all conclude that spatial income inequality in Ind…

April 22, 2017 0 282

Wholesale and Long-term Finance bank

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What is the issue? After having issued licences for new-age payments and small finance banks, the RBI has now published a discussion paper on the need for wholesale and long-term finance (WLTF) banks…

April 20, 2017 0 287

Combating Climate Extremes

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What is the issue? In early 2017, unprecedented rates of glacier melts have been reported both in the Antarctic and the Arctic. What had happened in the past? The earth has enjoyed a more or less…

April 18, 2017 0 398

Environment Goods Agreement

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Why in news? During the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) in Geneva (December 2016), the participants were unable to close their differences on trade liberalisation of environmental goods (EG). W…

April 18, 2017 0 367

The Right to Consular Access: Kulbhushan Jadhav Issue

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What is the issue? Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian national and a retired Indian Navy officer was convicted of conducting ‘subversive activities’ for the Indian government in Pakistan and …

April 16, 2017 0 370

Re-engineering Democracy

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What is the issue? Online polls are gaining ground in the digital age. Democracy: It is common knowledge that there are two types of democracy: direct and indirect. A direct democracy does not …

April 14, 2017 0 328

Dalai Lama’s Visit to Tawang

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Why in news? His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently visited Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. Who is Dalai Lama? The Dalai is the head monk of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. He is considered to …

April 13, 2017 0 349

How to Build Eco-Friendly Roads?

Editorial GS III Mains

What is the issue? India require both roads and intact ecosystems, and hampering the development or function of one for the sake of the other will not benefit the nation. To maximise the benefits …

April 12, 2017 0 341