Adhering To Fiscal Deficit Target

Editorial GS III Economy

What is the issue? India is witnessing a sharp deceleration in economic growth. Fiscal stimulus is being touted as a policy measure to revive the economy. However, a deeper understanding in terms…

October 17, 2017 1 416

Review of National Electricity Policy

Editorial GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

What is the issue? The Standing Committee on Energy recently submitted its report on the review of the National Electricity Policy. The central government had in 2005 released the Policy. With pa…

October 16, 2017 0 385

Firecrackers – The Machanism, Regulations & Impacts

Editorial GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? Supreme Court has recently banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR. But research on crackers & its impact is lacking in the country.  How has CPCB’s positi…

October 13, 2017 0 479

Preference for e-Mobility

Editorial GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? Automobile industries has weaker road map for the transition to cleaner fuel, an integrated e-mobility plan will resolve this. What is the need for e-Mobility plans? India has…

October 09, 2017 0 722

Nutrition Status & Non-Communicable Diseases – A Study

Editorial GS II Health

What is the issue? ‘National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau’ carried out an nationwide study during 2015-16. It established nutritional deficiencies and the increasing threat of Non-Commu…

October 07, 2017 0 710

Cariappa Principles for Kashmir

Editorial GS III Internal Security

What is the issue? Some commanders in Kashmir asserted to violence during the recent turmoil. The people of Kashmir feel this attitude has been encouraged after a Major was awarded for using a civ…

October 05, 2017 0 891

UN's ineffectiveness

Editorial GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is the issue? It is felt that the UN has done little in this session and shown ineffectiveness in addressing some pressing global concerns. What are the shortfalls? North Korea - The UN…

September 27, 2017 0 1038

NITI Aayog's agriculture agenda

Editorial GS III Agriculture

Why in news? NITI Aayog recently released its three-year action agenda (TYAA) for the government for reforming various sectors of the economy including agriculture. What are the problems in this reg…

September 26, 2017 0 1151

Mobile Termination Charges

Editorial GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has slashed mobile termination charges (MTC) by 57%. What is Mobile Termination Charge? It is an Interconnection Usage Charge payable…

September 25, 2017 0 737

The future of the Planet -  Pollution & Climate Change

Editorial GS III Environment & Biodiversity

Is the planet’s health failing? The population of vertebrate species on Earth in the wild saw a dramatic fall of about 30% between 1970 and 2006. This is due to destruction and degradation …

September 23, 2017 0 889