Tag - Affairs – 21st

Daily Current Affairs – 21st February, 2017

Jallikattu protests and Culture Introduction India is a diverse country with rich cultural heritage and each contributing uniquely to India’s identity in the world. The recent dynamics around Jallikattu and its justifications via protests and legislations raises a question on the true aspects of culture and [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 21st January, 2016

The case for Maternity Entitlements going Universal Since the National Food Security Act (NFSA) was passed in 2013, policy circles have been buzzing with talk of reforms in the public distribution system (PDS). However much less is debated on the state of maternal health [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 21st March, 2016

Trans-boundary Waters: Sharing Benefits, Sharing Responsibilities Background: The economic, social, and environmental importance of water resources cannot be overstated. Water is a vital resource, critical for healthy living conditions and sound ecosystems. Drinking water, food production, energy supply, and industrial development are dependent on water [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 21st April, 2016

Analysing India’s Demographic Dividend Economic theory suggests that when the proportion of young people in a region increases, a significant boost to economic growth should materialise. The post-World War II years saw the West in general and the US in particular benefit from this [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 21st May, 2016

PAHAL—Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme for (LPG) PAHAL is the first major programme in India that provides subsidies through DBT—with nearly 150 million registered beneficiaries, it is probably the world’s largest DBT programme ever. Note: Accounts for only about 3.5% of the total annual flow of government [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 21st June, 2016

The India Labour and Employment Report 2016 Indian labour market— Organized Sector (only 17% of total employment): Regular formal employment (9%): Contractual, with full protection of labour rights, high wages and perks Regular but informal employment: No full contractual protection of labour rights and lower wages [...]