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 0 167

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 0 386

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 0 301

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 0 220

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 0 614

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 0 269

Public Safety Act in J&K

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? The J&K Assembly witnessed disruption in the assembly over a detention made under the state’s Public Safety Act. What is the issue? A boy was detained on September 2016, fo…

January 30, 2017 0 319

Utilisation of Nirbhaya Fund

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

What is Nirbhaya Fund? The fund is created by the Ministry of Finance in 2013, dedicated for implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the safety and security for women in the country. It i…

January 28, 2017 0 336

Group housing scheme with PF funds

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has mooted a group housing scheme which will enable members to form cooperative housing societies and use their entire PF saving…

January 27, 2017 0 335

Interest Waiver for Farmers

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for interest waiver for the two months of November and December, 2016 for farmers …

January 25, 2017 0 223

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