Environmental Cess Vs GST

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What is the issue? GST has abruptly replaced three environment related cess levies, thus disrupting the budgetary allocations for environmental protection. What are the subsumed cesses? GST su…

September 01, 2017 0 1324

Controversy Around Art 35A - II

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Click here for Part I What is the issue? The gender discrimination argument behind repealing Art 35A is justified to a large extent. However, a larger picture reveals that Art 35A is more relevan…

September 01, 2017 0 1299

RBI report on demonetisation

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Why in news? The Reserve Bank of India’s annual report has revealed the data on amounts retrieved after the recent demonetisation drive. What are the highlights of the report? Rs. 500 and R…

September 01, 2017 0 1211

BRICS – The Core Agenda

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Why in news? Ninth BRICS summit is going to be held in Xiamen, China. China has invited Egypt, Kenya, Tajikistan, Mexico and Thailand as guest countries for the summit. What is BRICS? BRICS …

September 01, 2017 0 1098

Indo-China joint proposal on WTO

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What is the issue? India and China has reiterated its support for a joint proposal by the nations at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The proposal assumes importance in view of the ongoing nego…

September 01, 2017 0 1087

Intellectual Property Exchange

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Why in news? The Ministry of Science and Technology has given approval for an intellectual property (IP) exchange. It will create platform for buying, selling & licensing IPRs. What is the I…

September 01, 2017 0 944

Uncovered Interest Rate Parity vs Depreciation

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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 1 1032

The case for longterm Power Purchase Agreements

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What is the issue? India’s generation glut in electricity has been exacerbated due to stunted demand, which has brought down prices & left investors in the lurch.   What is the backgr…

August 18, 2017 0 1033

Concerns with gene editing

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What is the issue? Gene editing with CRISPR can eradicate diseases, and it may also lead to mutations with dangerous result. What are the significance of CRISPR? CRISPR are naturally occurring…

August 18, 2017 0 946

Dalwai Committee Draft Report

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Why in news? The Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income has released a draft report. What are the major recommendations? Agricultural Marketing - The committee has called for placing agricul…

August 18, 2017 0 1680