Municipal Bonds in India

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? PMC recently succeeded by issuing municipal bonds. It may not be easy to replicate, but it can serve as a role model for local bodies. What is municipal bond? A municipal b…

June 27, 2017 0 264

Clean energy workforce

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? Over the next 20-25 years, about 600 million additional people will join the workforce. What are the problems? The current median age in India is 27.6 years. Many of the sect…

June 27, 2017 0 212

Neutrino Observation

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? People from several walk of life fear about the proposed Indian Neutrino Observatory project in Tamil Nadu due to lack of awareness. What are neutrinos? The only particle other…

June 27, 2017 0 249

New Exim Regime

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? Exporters will benefit from the subsuming of 17 central and state taxes in the GST and a comprehensive set-off of input tax on goods and services. How will GST help Export and Imp…

June 26, 2017 0 452

Treating Harmful Effluents

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? Researchers at Shivaji University have found a bio-remediation method to clean up the toxins generated from the dye-industries. How harmful are the textile dyes? Textile dyes are one…

June 26, 2017 0 374

Concerns with Food subsidy

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? National Food Security Act is not clear, which has benefits despite high costs, leakages. What is the background of the issue? In 2013 UPA government had passed the National Food Sec…

June 26, 2017 0 172

Divergent views of Credit policy

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? The fifth meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) held on June 6 and 7. For the first time, it broke with unanimity and also went against widespread industry aspirations of a p…

June 26, 2017 0 142

Farmers’ issue

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What is the issue? Police force was deployed to deal with the farmers who were supposed to stage a road blockade in Chhattisgarh. The officer was instructed not to use force even if the agitation …

June 25, 2017 0 400

Reviving Agriculture – Need for Holistic View

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? Farmers in States like Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka are now demanding loan waiver. How far is it justified? Writing off farm loans is an incentive that…

June 24, 2017 0 375

Anti-Profiteering Measure

Daily News GS III Economy

What is the issue? The Central GST and State GST act has provisions to check profiteering. What are the provisions? Section 171 of the CGST/SGST Act - It says that any reduction in tax rate on an…

June 23, 2017 0 417