Tag - August

Daily Current Affairs – 31st August, 2016

Managing the medical professionals in India Medical care in India India still spends only around 4.2% of its national GDP towards healthcare goods and services (compared to 18% by the US). Government spends only about 30% of the country’s total healthcare budget for primary healthcare. [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 29th August, 2016

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 (continued..) (This is part two of the article on surrogacy regulation bill) Part one included background on surrogacy, features of bill, critical overview of bill) Flaws identified in bill Altruistic surrogacy The doctors who counsel the patient for surrogate child ask them to bring [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 27th August, 2016

Looking for possible ‘green shoots’ in our economy ‘Green shoots’ is a popular phrase used to describe signs of economic recovery. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan was the first to talk of spotting ‘green shoots’ in the Indian economy. This article analyzes where the economy is [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 26th August, 2016

‘Biased’ citizenship bill draws flak Government has introduced a Bill to amend certain provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955. About Citizenship Act, 1955 The Citizenship Act, 1955 provides various ways in which citizenship may be acquired.  It provides for Citizenship by birth, By descent, By registration, By [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 24th August, 2016

Why “looking east” and “acting east” is important? Present status There was a recent regime change in Nepal and this call for a renewed diplomatic engagement. As soon as the military government prepared for a democratic transition and to diversify its external relations — away from its [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 23rd August, 2016

FSSAI Eyeing regulation of quality of tap water FSSAI overlooks domestic and international private food companies. It is now eyeing regulating water utilities controlled by the government. Food regulator FSSAI is examining possibility of holding municipal authorities, state water supply boards accountable for the quality [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 22nd August, 2016

Dalit Capitalism: Is it the Way to Emancipation? (Part-II) Summary of previous article [Dalit Capitalism: Is it the Way to Emancipation? (Part-I)] The NDA government, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has placed high bet on rapid industrialization and ‘Dalit Capitalism’ (Dalits engagement with capital) for the [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 19th August, 2016

Indian National Defence University (INDU) The government has placed a draft bill, which proposes for Indian National Defence University (INDU), in the public domain. While the intent to seek comments is a good sign, the draft bill is a stark illustration of deeper infirmities [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 18th August, 2016

By 2020- 730 million internet users in India What? A report ‘The Future of internet in India’ released by Nasscom (National Association of Software & Services Companies) in partnership with Akamai Technologies Inc., a leader in content delivery network services. Aim: to understand the impact [...]