Safety concerns in Indian Railways

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

What is the issue? Derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh demands a deeper analysis of the working of Indian Railways. What led to the incident? Preliminary probe su…

August 22, 2017 0 553

Foreign Facade

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? The incoming head of the NITI Aayog recently said in a news column that India is subject to “foreign influences”, especially in the economic sphere and that we must overcome …

August 21, 2017 0 919

New Metro Rail Policy

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? Recently Union Cabinet approves new Metro Rail Policy. The policy seeks to enable realization of metro rail aspirations with the use of PPP models. What are the highlights of Metro …

August 17, 2017 0 876

Draft ordinance on NEET

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? Recently Tamilnadu government had submitted a draft ordinance on National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)  to Centre. This last-minute exemption may lead to more compl…

August 15, 2017 0 707

Challenges in PPP Health Care Model

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? NITI Aayog proposed a model contract to increase the role of private hospitals in treating non-communicable diseases. This proposal has implementation challenges. What are the…

August 12, 2017 0 890

Age of Consent

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Why in news? Supreme Court asked the government to provide details of the number of child marriage prohibition officers and prosecutions initiated under the Child Marriage Act in the past three years…

August 10, 2017 0 1040

Minimum Wage Code Bill

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Why in news? The Union Cabinet has approved the new wage code bill. What is the bill about? It will ensure a minimum wage across all sectors by integrating four labour related laws. It will cons…

August 10, 2017 0 1504

Supreme Court’s order on NFSA

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Why in news? Centre has been asked by the Supreme Court to ensure that States implement key aspects of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013. What was the case about? NFSA empowers the commo…

August 09, 2017 0 822

Rregulation of domestic work

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? Recently there was a confrontation between workforce of domestic workers and their employers in Noida (Uttar Pradesh). The incident revealed the nexus between the police, employ…

August 07, 2017 0 1183

Draft National Energy Policy-  17

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in News? There has been calls for redoing the entire DNEP-17 exercise as it is fraught with contradictions and omissions. What is the new policy about? NITI Aayog’s Draft National Energ…

August 07, 2017 0 1575

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