Govt Policies & Interventions


Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The government may revive the Seeds Bill that seeks to regulate seeds and plant material to ensure quality, increase private participation in production and distribution, liberalise impo…

February 26, 2017 0 140

National Steel Policy, 2017

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? The Ministry of Steel released the draft National Steel Policy 2017. What is the need for the policy? The steel sector presently employs about 25 lakh people and has a capacity of li…

February 25, 2017 0 264

Misusing AADHAR data

Editorial GS II Mains

What was the issue? Recently several disturbing incidents centred on the Aadhaar database have established the scope for widespread data leakage. What were the disturbing incidents? A technology…

February 24, 2017 0 174

Holes in the Social Security Net

Editorial GS II Mains

Why in news? A survey is conducted seeking evidence on whether the social security measures work in the face an economic shock like demonetisation and whether these programmes themselves face disrupt…

February 23, 2017 0 208

Spectrum Cap

Editorial GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? Vodafone and Idea are in merger talks. They are planning to ask the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to relax the ceilings on spectrum ownership. What is the spectrum cap? …

February 18, 2017 0 269

MGNREGA - Explained

Editorial GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? Budget 2017 announced an allocation of Rs.48,000 crore for the MGNREGA scheme. This is the highest allocation ever to be made under the scheme, but, it is just Rs.501 crore more than the…

February 14, 2017 0 423

Spoils System - Why it is bad?

Editorial GS II Bodies - Constitutional, Statutory & Regulatory Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? In 2016 the three crucial appointments made by the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu were set aside by the courts since it appeared that all three selections are a form of spoils-sharing. Wha…

February 09, 2017 0 339

India's Efficiency in Evacuation

Editorial GS II Bilateral/International Relations Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? Minister of State for External Affairs told the Lok Sabha that around 95,500 Indian nationals have been brought back from countries affected by war, internal strife, natural disasters as…

February 09, 2017 0 255

UDAY Scheme - Report Card

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? Motilal Oswal released a report on the performance of UDAY scheme. What is UDAY Scheme? It is the financial turnaround and revival package for electricity distribution companies of I…

February 06, 2017 0 686

Handling Dissents in Security Forces

Editorial GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? Four different videos of constable of the BSF’s 29th battalion surfaced online in which he talks about working conditions and complains about the food that is allegedly being serve…

February 03, 2017 0 297