Govt Policies & Interventions

Need for Educational Reforms

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Why in news? PEW Research Centre in New York, a think-tank focusing on public issues released a research study with findings of a comparison of schooling standards in over 90 countries. What does t…

June 27, 2017 0 225

Committee of Administrators

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What is the issue? The Supreme Court in January 2017 appointed a four-member Committee of Administrators (CoA) led by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai. They were appointed…

June 26, 2017 0 493

Concerns with Food subsidy

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Why in news? National Food Security Act is not clear, which has benefits despite high costs, leakages. What is the background of the issue? In 2013 UPA government had passed the National Food Sec…

June 26, 2017 0 172

Problems with Smart City Mission

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Why in news? The Ministry of Urban Development’s released its fourth list under the Smart City Mission, taking the total number of cities picked under the Centre’s flagship project to 90.…

June 26, 2017 0 535

Gender Budgeting

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What is the issue? Time-bound goals needed for female school enrolment, gender-based violence, and health. What is gender budgeting? Gender budgeting comprises activities and initiatives for prep…

June 25, 2017 0 379

Issues with Coal Allocation decisions

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What is the issue? The Union Cabinet took two important decisions aimed at streamlining coal allocation to the power sector and making it more transparent and objective. The decisions might addres…

June 25, 2017 0 269

Time to Scrap Pilgrimage Subsidy

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Why in news? Punjab has decided to scrap its Mukh Mantri Tirath Darshan Yatra Scheme which subsidised pilgrims' travels and channel the earmarked amounts towards education. Tirath Darshan Yatra …

June 24, 2017 0 432

Legality of Aadhaar

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Why in news? Supreme Court in its recent judgement has effectively held that policy goals override rights in the Aadhaar – PAN case. What is the issue? Binoy Viswam v. Union of India case i…

June 20, 2017 0 631

Regulating the Drug Industry

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Why in news? Indian government may bring in a legal framework under which doctors will have to prescribe generic medicines. It is the Government’s responsibility that everyone should get hea…

June 02, 2017 0 331

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 0 407

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