Lessons from ISRO

Editorial GS II Governance

Why in news? ISRO recently launched 104 satellites from a single rocket. What is ISRO? The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Gover…

February 18, 2017 0 208

Trimming Bureaucracy

Editorial GS II Governance

What is the issue? Just five departments in the Union government — railways, police, audit and accounts, revenue and posts — account for about 88% of its total civilian employees. It i…

February 06, 2017 0 313

Paperless Budget

Daily News GS II Governance

Why in news? The Union government is discontinuing the practice of providing printed copies of the annual Economic Survey and the Budget to the media and the public. What is the current move? Usu…

January 29, 2017 0 357

Breaking the banker-borrower nexus

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Why in news? The CBI arrested former IDBI Bank Chairman and four of his erstwhile colleagues, besides the then Kingfisher Airlines CFO and three other former functionaries of the airline, in connec…

January 27, 2017 0 226

India – Growth with Inequality

Daily News GS II Governance

Why in news? The Annual Index of Transparency International has placed India on the watch list for its inability to curb mega corruption scandals and petty bribery. It placed India with Brazil and…

January 26, 2017 0 297

Removal of independent directors

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Why in news? The ongoing boardroom tussle in the Tata Group has compelled the SEBI to review the norms for removal of independent directors in listed companies. What happened at the SEBI board me…

January 22, 2017 0 402

TNPSC Appointments

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Why in news? The Supreme Court refused to stay a Madras High Court decision to quash the appointment of 11 members of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC). What are the constitutional pr…

January 10, 2017 0 375

Aircel Maxis Case

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Why in news? The mega merger between Reliance Communications and Aircel is at risk with the Supreme Court threatening to take away the latter’s spectrum if its Malaysian owner T Ananda Krishnan…

January 07, 2017 0 607