Govt Policies & Interventions

Oil Companies - Pricing Policy

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

What is the issue? The pricing policy adopted by oil companies for petrol and diesel needs review and they should be brought under GST at the earliest. What is the need? While announcing a price …

October 16, 2017 0 443

Review of National Electricity Policy

Editorial GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

What is the issue? The Standing Committee on Energy recently submitted its report on the review of the National Electricity Policy. The central government had in 2005 released the Policy. With pa…

October 16, 2017 0 385

Telecom consolidation

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

What is the issue? The shareholders of Idea Cellular have approved the company’s proposed merger of its mobile business with Vodafone India. Tata groups recently announced that it would sell…

October 15, 2017 0 576

Options For Job Creation

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

What is the issue? Given the slowdown in economy, it is widely accepted that employment generation is essential. In this context, it is important to look into the shortfalls in the past and opport…

October 14, 2017 0 535

The Financial and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? FRDI Bill was introduced in Parliament during Monsoon Session 2017. What are financial firms? Financial firms include banks, insurance companies, and stock exchanges, among others. …

October 13, 2017 0 573

Railway Reforms - Intra Organisational Synergy

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

What is the issue? Safety in the Indian Railways have always been a challenge. Compartmental functioning of various departments of the railways has been identified as the major reason. What doe…

October 13, 2017 0 485

Pesticide Management Bill - 2008

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

What is the issue? Recently, deaths due to pesticide spraying has been reported.   This has brought the focus on the pending ‘Pesticide Management Bill’ that seeks to replace t…

October 13, 2017 0 495

Police Reforms – The Challenges

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? Union Cabinet has envisioned massive funds for upgrading the security infrastructure of states. What is the roadmap? An umbrella scheme for ‘Modernisation of Police Forces&r…

October 12, 2017 0 623

Palk Bay Conflict - Deep Sea Fishing

Daily News GS II GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? Tamil Nadu Fisheries University recently organised a one-day workshop on deep sea fishing. There are a range of concerns to be addressed before taking forward the deep sea fish…

October 11, 2017 0 1097

Relaxed KYC

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? The Union Government has recently relaxed KYC norms for jewellery purchase. What are KYC norms of jewellers? KYC means “Know Your Customer”, it is a process by which Jewe…

October 11, 2017 0 688

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