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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GS-1 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English), Sociology (English Medium)

Social Issues – Issues Related to Women (Part-1)

  Issues Related to Women has been covered in three parts. This is first part, next two parts will come in few days. Part - 1 A] Crimes Against Women Cybercrime Domestic Violence Act Genital Mutilation B] Discrimination Against Women Personal Laws and Gender Justice Declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) Surrogacy Maternal / Neo-Natal Health… Continue reading Social Issues – Issues Related to Women (Part-1)

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

DNA Fingerprinting – Benefits and Challenges

Recently, eminent scientist and ‘father of DNA fingerprinting in India’ Lalji Singh died following a heart attack. Dr. Singh was one of the leaders instrumental in making DNA fingerprinting mainstream in India, both at the level of research as well as for forensic applications.   What is DNA fingerprinting? -> DNA fingerprinting (or DNA Profiling)… Continue reading DNA Fingerprinting – Benefits and Challenges

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

WTO Issues – Food Security & Multilateral Trade Negotiations

The Ministerial Conference is the top decision making body of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Recently, 11th Ministerial conference of WTO held in Buenos Aires, Argentina to discuss substantive issues such as the food security right of developing countries and the centrality of development in multilateral trade negotiations.   Background: Since Doha Round, US and… Continue reading WTO Issues – Food Security & Multilateral Trade Negotiations

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

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

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

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?

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

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

Data Protection – Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee

A uniform law that aims to protect citizens virtual data has the potential of securing their rights and establish confidence in the law for a better governance of government policies. What is Data Protection? -> Data protection is about safeguarding our fundamental right to privacy, which is enshrined in International and regional laws & conventions,… Continue reading Data Protection – Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee

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

Criminalisation of Cyber Space

The evolution of technology impacts the nature of conflict and war. Amongst the recent aspects of involving in conflict is “no contact war” (NCW) wherein there is no “physical” or “kinetic” action. Recently many instances where terrorist organizations & radical groups using cyber platform to disturb public harmony has increased. To police a Cyberspace, an… Continue reading Criminalisation of Cyber Space