NPPA vs DoP

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

  Why in news? The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) has ruled in favour of drug companies, prohibiting the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) from reducing prices of medicines …

January 17, 2017 0 276

Future Budget

Editorial GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Arun Jaitley will be presenting a very unique Budget in the aftermath of demonetisation. What will be the Demonetisation effects on Budget? What started off as a measure to ward off fake notes us…

January 14, 2017 0 201

Merchant Discount Rate in Petrol Pumps

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Why in news? The All India Petroleum Dealers Association recently announced that petrol pumps across the country would not accept credit or debit cards in protest against the Merchant Discount Rate, …

January 10, 2017 0 334

Tamil Nadu joins ‘Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana’

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Why in news? Tamil Nadu became the 21st State to join the Centre’s Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), aimed at turning around the finances of the ailing power distribution companies. TN a…

January 10, 2017 0 343

Aadhaar is a must for MGNREGS work

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Why in news? From April 1, workers in rural areas enrolled under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), must have an Aadhaar card. The EPFO has also made it manda…

January 09, 2017 0 429

Amendment to the Chit Funds Act

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Amendment to the Chit Funds Act: Click here to read about Rose Valley Scam. And Click here for Saradha Scam. Why in news? The Finance Ministry is amending the Chit Funds Act to insulate small …

January 06, 2017 0 551

Net Neutrality

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Why in news? Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released consultation paper on ‘Net neutrality’ and asked for written comments from stakeholders. What is the current scenario? …

January 06, 2017 0 366

Safety Standard of Coal Mining

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What’s the news? The Indian government has called for a nationwide safety survey for the country’s coal mines after the deaths of 17 miners in the Rajmahal Open Cast Expansion Project in …

January 05, 2017 0 422

Urban poor kept out of new affordable housing benefits

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What’s the news? The poor in urban India might stay untouched by the initiatives announced by the Prime Minister on the last day of 2016. Effects of the new schemes launched under the Pradha…

January 02, 2017 0 363

Regulating Power Subsidies

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Why in news? An expert panel comprising senior officials from states and industry is studying the ways to reduce leakages in power subsidy. How power subsidies are given? Currently, subsidy is ca…

December 29, 2016 0 185

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