Govt Policies & Interventions

Telangana’s Muslim Reservation Bill

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Why in news? The recent bill passed by the TRS government in Telangana that increased the quota for OBC (Pasmanda) Muslims and STs needs critical evaluation. What is the background of the issue? …

May 19, 2017 0 219

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? 2017-18 budget allocation has marginally increased the funding pattern for RSBY compared to last year’s revised estimates, despite its lacklustre performance. Why RSBY is fl…

May 16, 2017 0 278

Draft rules for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? The draft rules for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act go against its spirit. What are the shortcomings? There is just one rule for a chapter as important as “Ed…

May 16, 2017 0 193

Electrification of Railways

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? Indian Railways (IR) is working on reducing fuel costs and carbon footprint through electrification of routes.The project is expected to be completed by 2021. What is the plan of the…

May 10, 2017 0 324

Exporting AADHAR

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? The enthusiasm with which government agencies and businesses have embraced Aadhaar should prompt India’s foreign policy planners to deploy it abroad. Aadhar in Foreign Poli…

May 09, 2017 0 310

Status of Gold Monetization Scheme

Daily News GS II GS III Mains

Why in news? The government revealed that Gold monetization scheme has led to deposits worth only 6.4 tons of gold till date. This is less than 2% of the annual imports of the yellow metal in 2016…

May 06, 2017 0 356

eVIN Initiative

Daily News GS II Prelims and Mains

What is the issue? Members of a five country international delegation (Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Nepal and Thailand) are on a visit to India to learn more about the global best practice of …

May 05, 2017 0 471

Draft Labour Code

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The Draft Labour Code on Social Security and Welfare was published for public comments. What is the existing problem? India’s Constitution and some of the ILO Conventions on so…

May 05, 2017 0 305

Real Estate Regulatory Authority

Daily News GS II Mains

Click here to read more. Why in news? The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) came into force from May 1 2017, bringing one of the country’s most unregulated sectors under regu…

May 02, 2017 0 370

Real Estate Act Part - II

Daily News GS II Mains

Click here to read more. Why in news? The much awaited Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act is now in effect. What does the act say? The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviati…

May 01, 2017 0 415

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