Tag - 4th

Daily Current Affairs – 4th February, 2017

Political Funding in India- towards more transparency? The key features of budget 2017-18 on political funding was: Need to cleanse the system of political funding in India. Maximum amount of cash donation to be received by political party will be Rs 2000/- from one person. [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 4th November, 2016

Agricultural reforms- Now is the time It’s been over a year since reports of NITI Ayog’s upcoming wide-ranging reform package for India’s farm sector have been making rounds. Intermittently, there are news hinting at the Centre’s plans of liberalising rules governing tenancy, contract farming, [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 4th October, 2016

The battle over Bt cotton (Part I: Understanding the Basics)   What is Bt? Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a spore forming bacterium that produces crystals protein (cry proteins), which are toxic to many species of insects. Where is Bt found? Bt can be found almost everywhere in [...]

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[Polity] 2nd ARC Ethics and Corruption (4th Report): Election Reforms, State Funding of Elections

What is Ethics? What is Rule of Law? Two Viewpoints in Fighting Corruption 3 Factors behind Corruption in India Politics and Ethics Election =Mother of corruption Criminalization of politics Election reforms already in process Election Funding Three Patterns of State Funding of Elections [...]

[Result] UPSC CSE Mains 2012 result is out, interviews start from 4th March

first of all: sorry for non-functional site for last few days (403 permission denied, 500 internal server errors etc.etc.etc.) Server had been crashing down due to heavy traffic. UPSC is the main villain behind it because they’re not releasing notification (for next prelims) and their [...]

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[Diplomacy] India-US 4th Strategic Dialogue (part 1 of 3): Defense, Nuclear, Business and Trade

Prologue Why Kerry Visit? Hidden Agendas in 4th Strategic Dialogue Regional forums In Afghanistan In Iran In Africa Defense Security Nuclear Business Summary Prologue This three article series deals with developments in Indo-US relationship during 2012-13, and outcome of 4th Strategic dialogue meeting between Kerry and [...]

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[Diplomacy] India US 4th Strategic Dialogue (part 2 of 3): Science tech, Space, Health care cooperation

Continuing on 2nd part. Here we see recent developments in Indo-US cooperation in sci-tech, space and public health (SSP) India US Cooperation in Science-Tech Information Technology Women Millennium alliance Physics India US Cooperation in Space Research GAGAN IndIGO IRNSS Thirty Meter Telescope India US [...]

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[Diplomacy] India-US 4th Strategic Dialogue (part 3 of 3):Education, Environment, Energy cooperation

Third and last part in the series. Indo-US cooperation in Education, Environment and Energy (EEE), with special focus on Kerry’s visit (4th strategic dialogue). Education Data-sharing Fulbright-Nehru Program India’s “Connect India” program In-step initiative Museum Obama-Singh Knowledge Initiative Raman Fellowships UGC USA’s “Passport to [...]