GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

SAARC v/s BIMSTEC – Challenges for India

  The seven countries’ grouping BIMSTEC connecting South Asia with the Southeast Asia received much attention after the last year’s SAARC summit in Islamabad was postponed following tensions between India and Pakistan over terror attacks.   Basic Introduction: -> The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the economic and geopolitical organisation of 8… Continue reading SAARC v/s BIMSTEC – Challenges for India

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GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

Wassenaar Arrangement – Significance for India

What is Wassenaar Arrangement? -> Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies is one of the four Multilateral Export Control Regime (MECR). A MECR is an international body used to organise state’s export control systems (trade barrier). Other 3 MECR are: The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) for the control… Continue reading Wassenaar Arrangement – Significance for India

GS-2 (Mains), GS-3 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

Market Economy Status to China – Issues & Its implications on India

A market economy is an economic system where decisions regarding investment, production, and distribution are based on the interplay of supply and demand, which determines the prices of goods and services. -> Under WTO norms, once a country gets market economy status, exports from it are to be accepted at the production costs and selling… Continue reading Market Economy Status to China – Issues & Its implications on India

GS-2 (Mains), Indian Judiciary, Mains-2018 (English)

Indian Judiciary – Issues faced & Possible Suggestions

The Supreme Court (SC) is considered as the ultimate interpreter of the constitution. In India, there is a single integrated judicial system organized in pyramidal form. At the apex of the entire judicial system stands the Supreme Court of India. Immediately below the SC are the various High Courts and below them are be subordinate… Continue reading Indian Judiciary – Issues faced & Possible Suggestions

GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

RNTCP – DOTS Plus Vision

  What is RNTCP? Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) is the state-run tuberculosis (TB) control initiative of the Government of India (GoI). As per the National Strategic Plan 2012–17, the program has a vision of achieving a "TB free India", and aims to achieve Universal Access to TB control services.   Objectives: -> RNTCP… Continue reading RNTCP – DOTS Plus Vision

GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

PPP in Healthcare – The NITI Aayog Proposal

It is widely acknowledged that health is pivotal for human development and nation’s future. India’s Current situation: -> India which is home to around 1.3 billion people has made important progress, as average life expectancy at birth has risen to 65 years for male and female combined which is twice the time at late 1940’s.… Continue reading PPP in Healthcare – The NITI Aayog Proposal

GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (Hindi)

समान नागरिक संहिता (UCC) – एक राष्ट्र एक संहिता

समान नागरिक संहिता क्या दर्शाता है? -> एक समान नागरिक संहिता होने का मतलब है कि व्यक्तिगत कानूनों का एक ही सेट सभी नागरिकों पर उनके धर्म के बावजूद समान रूप से लागू होते हैं। -> फिलहाल अभी, हिंदू और मुसलमानों के लिए व्यक्तिगत कानून भिन्न-भिन्न हैं। निजी कानून के अंतर्गत संपत्ति, उत्तराधिकार ,विरासत ,तलाक… Continue reading समान नागरिक संहिता (UCC) – एक राष्ट्र एक संहिता

GS-2 (Mains), Indian Agriculture, Mains-2018 (English)

Public Distribution System in India

Public distribution system (PDS) is an Indian food security system established by the Government of India under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution and are managed jointly by state governments in India. -> It distributes subsidized food and non-food items to India’s poor. It functions through a network of Fair Price Shops at… Continue reading Public Distribution System in India

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The Tripura Model of Development – Inclusive Development

Despite of being afflicted by violent insurgence and tribal conflicts, the north-eastern state of Tripura has amazed the entire country by not only coming out of it but also ensuring development of the majority tribal population. The development model is inclusive with focus in all the spheres i.e. Health, Education, Employment to name few of… Continue reading The Tripura Model of Development – Inclusive Development

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India State-level Disease Burden Initiative – Findings & Implications

The India State-level Disease Burden Initiative, a joint initiative between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Public Health Foundation of India & Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation in collaboration with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, released its findings.   Below mentioned are some of the key findings - Life expectancy at Birth… Continue reading India State-level Disease Burden Initiative – Findings & Implications

GS-2 (Mains), Indian Judiciary, Mains-2018 (Hindi)

वाणिज्यिक कोर्ट – महत्व और चुनौतियां

वाणिज्यिक अदालत क्या है? -> वाणिज्यिक न्यायालय व्यापक पैमाने पर विवादों को 'वाणिज्यिक विवाद' के दायरे के भीतर ही कवर करने का प्रयास करता हैं। -> परिभाषा मोटे तौर पर व्यापारियों, बैंकरों, फाइनेंसरों और व्यापारियों जैसे व्यापारिक दस्तावेजों, निर्यात और मर्चेंडाइज या सेवा, नौसेना और समुद्री कानून, विमान से संबंधित लेनदेन आदि के साधारण लेनदेन… Continue reading वाणिज्यिक कोर्ट – महत्व और चुनौतियां

GS-2 (Mains), Indian Polity, Mains-2018 (English)

NHRC – A toothless Tiger

  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is a statutory body, established in 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Act,1993. This act was amended in 2006. The NHRC is the watchdog of human rights in India. The chairman of NHRC should be a retired chief justice of India.  Hearing a petition on extrajudicial killings… Continue reading NHRC – A toothless Tiger

GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (Hindi)

त्रिपुरा का विकास मॉडल

हिंसक बगावत और जनजातीय संघर्षों से पीड़ित होने के बावजूद, उत्तर पूर्वी राज्य त्रिपुरा ने न केवल इस समस्या से बाहर आ के पूरे देश को चकित किया बल्कि बहुसंख्यक जनजातीय आबादी का विकास भी सुनिश्चित किया है। डेवलपमेंट मॉडल मे लगभग सभी क्षेत्रों पर ध्यान दिया गया हैं जैसे कि स्वास्थ्य, शिक्षा, रोजगार उनमें से… Continue reading त्रिपुरा का विकास मॉडल

GS-2 (Mains), Indian Judiciary, Mains-2018 (English)

Tribunals in India – The Examination Perspective

  Tribunals in India are specialised courts (other than formal judiciary), established under statute for dealing with disputes relating to particular kind of law. Unlike regular courts therefore, a tribunal will only hear cases it specializes in. For example, National Green Tribunal (NGT) hears the cases relating to environmental issues. In general sense, the ‘tribunals’… Continue reading Tribunals in India – The Examination Perspective