Govt Policies & Interventions

Promoting food processing

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Why in news? Government recently brought out the draft policy on food processing. What does the draft policy offer? The national food processing policy draft though good in parts needs a review o…

March 29, 2017 0 171

Mental Healthcare Bill

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Why in news? The Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016 was recently passed by Parliament. What are the provisions of the bill? Definition - It defines “mental illness” as a substantial disorde…

March 28, 2017 0 217

Environmental Clearance for INO

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What is the issue? Recentlty, the NGT has suspended the environmental clearance given to the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) which was to come up in the West Bodi Hills in Theni district in …

March 28, 2017 0 276

Structural Changes through Finance Bill

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What is the issue? The Finance Bill, 2017 has been passed by Lok Sabha recently. It not only has changes to applicable taxes, but also many structural changes to institutions and sectors. What i…

March 27, 2017 0 387

Military Reforms

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Why in news? The government has approved a host of reforms in the military, with proposals to cut excess deployment and improve financial management. Shekatkar committee: Defence Minister has app…

March 26, 2017 0 303

The mental health care bill 2013

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Why in news? Recently, the Minister of health has introduced the bill, which has already been passed in the Rajya Sabha last year, in Lok Sabha. What does the bill say? Among the various objectiv…

March 26, 2017 0 271

Anti-discrimination and equality bill 2016

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Why in news? Recently, a Congress MP introduced Anti-Discrimination and Equality Bill in Lok Sabha. What is the speciality of the bill? The Bill’s highlights are symmetric protection, its e…

March 26, 2017 0 214

Aadhaar made mandatory for mobile connections

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Why in news? The Department of Telecommunications issued a notification on 24th March, 2017, directing all phone service providers to re-verify details for all existing subscribers through Aadhaar-ba…

March 25, 2017 0 346

Turnaround Plan for Banks

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Why in news? The Finance Ministry has written to 10 public sector banks, making it clear that the lenders would only get further capital infusion once they submit a time-bound turnaround plan. What …

March 25, 2017 0 317

Corporate funding

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Click here to read about Electoral Reforms. Why in news? Parliament recently approved the government’s proposal to relax conditions for contributions made by corporate entities. What is…

March 25, 2017 0 505