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Lateral Entry in Civil Services – Analysis

  Lateral Entry in Civil services refer to a system where in personnel’s other than regular bureaucrats are hired for mid-level and above hierarchy due to various reasons like expertise, specialization in particular field etc. Raghuram Rajan, Urjit Patel, Arvind Subramaniam, Manmohan Singh are some examples. The idea of lateral induction is not new. It… Continue reading Lateral Entry in Civil Services – Analysis

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Food Processing Industry in India – Complete Analysis

Food Processing Industry (FPI) in India is a sunrise sector that has gained prominence in the recent years. Easy availability of raw materials, changing lifestyles and favourable fiscal policies has given a considerable push to the industry's growth. India being one of the biggest food producers of the world is in very advantageous position to… Continue reading Food Processing Industry in India – Complete Analysis

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Secularism – The Indian Context

Secularism is one of the basic principle enshrined in our Constitution. It provides that the government will treat each and every religion equal and provide no support to any religion. Our Constitution upholds positive secularism rather than negative secularism like in most of the countries in West. Secularism in west promotes the notion of separation… Continue reading Secularism – The Indian Context

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India’s N-E India and Act East Policy

The Northeastern area of the Indian Territory is particularly vulnerable given the Internal Disputes in States like Nagaland and Manipur; The “Chicken Neck Area” near Sikkim and West Bengal; and its proximity to neighbours like Bangladesh, Myanmar which are essential parts of India’s Act East Policy. The Act East Policy focuses on extended relations in… Continue reading India’s N-E India and Act East Policy

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ZED Scheme – To Promote Quality Manufacturing

  On India's 68th Independence Day, PM Modi urged the industry, especially the MSMEs of India, to manufacture goods in the country with "zero defects" and to ensure that the goods have "zero effect" on the environment.   What is it all about? -> Zero Defect-Zero Effect (ZED) Scheme aims at achieving two things -… Continue reading ZED Scheme – To Promote Quality Manufacturing

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ASHAs – Its Importance, Challenges & Suggestions

Accredited social health activists (ASHAs) is community health workers instituted by the government of India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) as part of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).   Duties of an ASHAs: -> Motivating women to give birth in hospitals. -> Bringing children to immunization clinics. -> Encouraging family planning .… Continue reading ASHAs – Its Importance, Challenges & Suggestions

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Kashmir Insurgency – Suggestions for tackling this

Insurgency in Kashmir is the biggest threat to security of India since 1990s. India has recently witnessed a surge in insurgency related incidents in the Kashmir Valley. Major issues related to insurgency are: -> Magnitude of local support for the insurgency has increased among all generations as they tremendously exhibit a high degree of familiarity… Continue reading Kashmir Insurgency – Suggestions for tackling this

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India-Nepal Relations – Changing Scenario & Suggestions for Improvement

The relationship between the two countries is bound by history, geography, economic cooperation, socio-cultural ties and people-to-people relations. India Nepal relations have been very cordial. Both the countries share a deep cultural and people to people contact from historic times. There has been a free cross border movement of people and traders from time immemorial.… Continue reading India-Nepal Relations – Changing Scenario & Suggestions for Improvement

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Swachh Bharat Mission – Suggestions for better Implementation

Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) is a campaign in India that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India's cities, smaller towns, and rural areas. The objectives of Swachh Bharat include eliminating open defecation through the construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets and establishing an accountable mechanism of monitoring toilet use. The SBM… Continue reading Swachh Bharat Mission – Suggestions for better Implementation

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De-Criminalization of Politics – Suggestions

The participation of anybody involved in criminal activities, minor or major, in the political functioning of the country is termed as leading to "Criminalisation of Politics". Criminalisation of politics is one of the major concerns in India as every third MP in the 16th Lok Sabha has criminal charges continue to be lawmakers. Recently government… Continue reading De-Criminalization of Politics – Suggestions

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Education System in India – Issues & Suggestions

Education plays an important role in human life for its overall growth and prosperity. School is the first place where a child goes through transformation. India holds an important place in the global education industry. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world. India has become the 2nd largest market for… Continue reading Education System in India – Issues & Suggestions

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Commercial Courts – Significance & Challenges in India

What is Commercial courts? -> The commercial courts attempt to cover a broad range of disputes within the scope of a ‘commercial dispute’. -> The definition broadly covers commercial disputes arising from ordinary transactions of merchants, bankers, financiers and traders such as those relating to mercantile documents, export and import of merchandise or service, admiralty… Continue reading Commercial Courts – Significance & Challenges in India

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Mihir Shah Committee – A 21st Century Institutional Architecture for India’s Water Reforms Report

A high-powered committee led by Mihir Shah Set up by the Ministry of Water Resources submitted its report recently to PMO. The report was titled “A 21st Century Institutional Architecture for India’s Water Reforms: Restructuring the Central Water Commission (CWC) and Central Ground Water Board (CGWB)”.   Current Challenges: -> Poor Irrigation Facilities: Recent instances… Continue reading Mihir Shah Committee – A 21st Century Institutional Architecture for India’s Water Reforms Report

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Multiple Regulatory Bodies in India – Issues & Suggestions

Regulatory body is an organization set up by the Government to monitor, guide and control a particular sector such as banking, insurance, education or healthcare. The number of regulatory bodies in India has increased greatly after the economic liberalization of 1991 when the government gradually transformed itself from player to umpire. Today, we’ve independent regulators… Continue reading Multiple Regulatory Bodies in India – Issues & Suggestions

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Freedom of Press – What India must do?

Mahatma Gandhi said that “The press is called the Fourth Estate. It is definitely a power but a misuse of power is criminal.” A free press is the cornerstone of a vibrant democracy. -> Clause (1) (a) of Article 19 of Indian Constitution states, “All citizens shall have the right to freedom of speech and… Continue reading Freedom of Press – What India must do?