Author - DEVENDRA VISHWAKARMA

Bilateral Investment Treaties and concerns, Lateral movement in civil services Current Affairs – 29th March, 2017

Bilateral Investment Treaties and concerns Introduction In a globalised economy foreign investment and multilateral agreements are crucial in today’s economic architecture. Especially in a time period where protectionism is on the rise and with events like Brexit and new government in USA concern have risen for [...]

MSF, LAF-Repo Rate, RR, Bank Rate, Policy Corridor

BES171/MP#4: MSF, LAF-Repo Rate, RR, Bank Rate, Policy Corridor so far, under the Monetary policy, we’ve learned about money multiplier, cash reserve ratio (CRR), incremental CRR and statutory liquidity ratio (SLR), Open market operations (OMO) and Market stabilization scheme (MSS). Now moving forward: Under the [...]

Monetary Policy: Money Multiplier, Narrow, Broad & High Powered Money

BES171/MP1: Monetary Policy#1: Money Multiplier, Narrow, Broad & High Powered Money BES171/MP2: Monetary policy: SLR, CRR, Incremental CRR after Demonetization BES171/MP3: Open Market Operations (OMO) Market Stabilization Scheme (MSS) after Demonetization BES171/MP1: Monetary Policy#1: Money Multiplier, Narrow, Broad & High Powered Money So far [...]

Banking reforms and NPAs, Farm loan waiver is not the solution Current Affairs – 28th March, 2017

Banking reforms and NPAs Introduction Banks are the fundamental pillars of the financial infrastructure of the economy. The last decade of growth boom was financed by the banks largely. Post the global recession the stress on banks is increasing and hence has resulted in large NPAs [...]

Lack of transparency in electoral funding, Rivers as a Living being, Current Affairs – 27th March, 2017

Lack of transparency in electoral funding Introduction Elections are the heart of a democracy. They are fundamental to have continued trust of people with the popular assent being reflected in a free and fair manner. Electoral funding is a crucial issue and has been debated since [...]

One India and two time zones, ‘Lone wolves’ terrorist attacks and countering them Current Affairs – 25th March, 2017

One India and two time zones Introduction It has been a long demand that India should have at least two times zones. The insistence on observing IST vis-à-vis Northeast India’s needs ignores its social and economic impact. Hence there is a need to arrive at a [...]

Compulsive Patent Hoarding, Tolerance as a duty, Current Affairs – 24th March, 2017

Compulsive Patent Hoarding Introduction Patents have been seen as a measure of research and design modalities. Off late there has been a rush towards hoarding patents and that has created cost on tax payers money. Hence there are concerns on the methodologies of the same. The [...]

HDI Ranking and associated concerns Current Affairs – 23rd March, 2017

HDI Ranking and associated concerns Introduction HDI is an important development index released by United Nations Human Development Programme. It serves as a crucial index for social parameters and thus helps guide nations w.r.t. policy actions and guidelines, Issue: India’s rank of 131 among 188 countries on the UNDP’s [...]

India’s trade: Balancing between two major powers Current Affairs – 22nd March, 2017

HIV Bill Introduction HIV is a crucial concern for India and receives highest policy attention. It has seen phase wise attention with NACO as the nodal institution. The new HIV bill has raised interest and concerns simultaneously. Issue: The long-awaited HIV Bill, a crucial public health legislation guaranteeing [...]

Tuberculosis and India’s fight against Current Affairs – 21st March, 2017

Tuberculosis and India’s fight against Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) has been a deadly disease for India and the world. The number of lives lost for TB and its increasing spread in spite remarkable success on other disease fronts raises concerns. Issue: At the end of 50 years of tuberculosis [...]

Mock Interview Questions for IAS/IFS: Sushma Doctrine, Putin, Crimea, PoK, Referendum & Resolution

Putin, Crimea, PoK, Referendum & Resolution China, Tibet, Lama & 20th Century Mindset Trumpism & Protectionism against China Neighbors & Surgical Strikes Hilary doctrine vs Sushma Doctrine? Airlifting stranded NRIs EU Refugee absorption BREXIT & History’s repetition Akihito’s throne abdication vs India’s Japan [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 20th March, 2017

Disability-Inclusive Development Agenda Introduction Disability is a critical issue especially for an inclusive development agenda. Being a multi-sectoral issue it is important that disability is tackled through holistic policy action in coordination with all stakeholders and ministries. Issue: The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) is formulating [...]