Evaluation Study on Role of PDS

Articles GS III Agriculture

What is PDS? The Public distribution system (PDS) is an Indian food Security System for the poor people established under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution. It was al…

August 22, 2017 0 292

Ensuring an ethical news media

Daily News GS III Role of media & Social Networks

What is the issue? The news media is under threat due to various internal factors. What are the problems in this regard? Paid news had been a long debated issue that was used to describe malpract…

August 22, 2017 0 633

Recapitalisation & Financial Sector Reforms

Daily News GS III Economy

What is the issue? Recapitalisation of banks needs to be done with a clear and structured foresight. What is recapitalisation? Re-capitalisation of banks means infusing money into the banks in or…

August 22, 2017 0 527

Bitcoins Regulation

Daily News GS III Economy

Why in news? There is a sharp increase in the use of bitcoins in the recent months. What are the recent developments? The market capitalisation of bitcoins currently stands at $67 billion and dai…

August 22, 2017 0 570

Uncovered Interest Rate Parity vs Depreciation

Editorial GS III Mains

What is the issue?  RBI recently cut the policy repo rate by 25 bps (1 percentage point is 100 bps) to 6%, as headline inflation dropped to a historic low of 1.54%. It is believed that as a…

August 22, 2017 0 311

A look at tax collections

Editorial GS III Economy

What is the issue? Widening tax net and increased tax collections are achievements of the recent government initiatives. However, declining non-individual returns and rising cost of collections ca…

August 21, 2017 0 472

Shift to the renewables

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? In the backdrop of stressed thermal power sector there is an increased push for the renewables. However, a larger picture reveals the challenges in a rapid shift to the renewabl…

August 21, 2017 0 763

Sahara Scam – Missing Investors

Daily News GS III Economy

Why in news? Very few investors in Sahara’s firms have come forward to reclaim their money despite SEBI’s repeated notices.   What was the scam about? ‘Sahara vs SEBI&rsquo…

August 21, 2017 0 700

Solar power in India

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the need for solar power? Sunlight received by earth in one hour is enough to meet the annual energy needs of all people worldwide. Global warming has to be curbed to a 1.5 degrees Celsiu…

August 21, 2017 0 701

Rise in vegetable prices

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? The prices of vegetables with short shelf  -  life are rising. A better infrastructure for marketing is required. What is the status of vegetable prices in India? …

August 20, 2017 0 781