Tag - april

End to Red-light (Lal bhatti) Privilege, Digital Rights, Current Affairs 21th April, 2017

End to Red-light (Lal bhatti) Privilege Introduction Since independence government and bureaucracy has been symbolized by the traditional symbols of the red beacons on the vehicles. Red beacons are synonymous with the “Raj mentality” and are the “antithesis of the concept of a Republic”, the Supreme [...]

HIV AIDS legislation, Bilateral and multilateral alignments – India,Current Affairs 19th April, 2017

HIV AIDS legislation Introduction HIV AIDS is a serious concern in the health fabric of the country. The stigma associated makes it difficult for the affected to lead a normal life. The legislation is timely and necessary to enable the treatment necessities and fighting the associated [...]

Governance and Tobacco, Electoral Reforms and Judiciary, Current Affairs 18th April, 2017

Governance and Tobacco Introduction As part for the government policy we have a clear cut framework of discouraging use of tobacco. But investment of government companies and PSUs in large private tobacco holdings is a question worth a debate. Issue: A group of people including the managing trustee [...]

Reform in Science setup, Delay in justice delivery,Current Affairs 17th April, 2017

NATIONAL TOPIC: General Studies 2 Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. General Studies 3 Science and Technology‐ developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of [...]

N K Singh Panel on FRBM review, RBI tightening norms on banks Current Affairs – 14th April, 2017

N K Singh Panel on FRBM review Introduction The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003 (FRBMA) is an Act of the Parliament of India to institutionalize financial discipline, reduce India’s fiscal deficit, improve macroeconomic management and the overall management of the public funds by moving towards a balanced budget and strengthen fiscal [...]

April 2017 Monetary policy review, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana: Assessment Current Affairs – 7th April, 2017

April 2017 Monetary policy review Introduction Monetary policy is a crucial economic policy tool for the economy. It controls credit flow and hence regulates growth. Inflation targeting is the main idea of the policy with the new Monetary Policy Framework agreement signed. The first monetary policy [...]

Supreme Court’s highway liquor ban: Judicial overreach or not, Current Affairs – 5th April, 2017

Supreme Court’s highway liquor ban: Judicial overreach or not? India’s Supreme Court decided in December 2016 that the presence of shops and restaurants selling liquor near highways was leading to drunken driving, which cause the vast majority of fatal road accidents in the country. So [...]

Disability-inclusive development and digital push, Current Affairs – 4th April, 2017

Disability-inclusive development and digital push Introduction Digital revolution started in India from late 1990s with the IT boom. Governance also took to digitalization with major programmes like National e-governance plan and Digital India. As India catapults towards a digital economy, making ICT accessible to the disabled [...]

UDAN Scheme, NCSEdBC in place of NCBC, Current Affairs – 3rd April, 2017

UDAN Scheme Introduction With India aiming to increase infrastructure growth with push for Make in India aggressively, the aviation policy has a significant role to play. The impact it creates on connectivity and regional development and the spillover effects are beyond quantification. Issue: Six months from now, 43 cities [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 1st April, 2016

India, EU summit agrees on new agenda for strategic partnership Background: India and the European Union (EU) have endorsed the ‘EU-India Agenda for Action 2020’ as a common road map for the strategic partnership in the next five years during 13th edition of India-European Union Summit which was held [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 2nd April, 2016

Harking back to an interventionist era – Article 356 Article in part XVIII (Articles 352-360); among the Emergency provisions of the Indian Constitution During President’s Rule- President administers the state through the governor and the Parliament makes laws for the state Maximum period: Three years 44th [...]