Tag - september

Daily Current Affairs – 30th September, 2016

Ratifying the climate change pact: Is it too early? India announced to ratify the Paris agreement on October 2 to show its support for need to contain the rising global warming and the challenges emerging thereafter. However, until G20 in early September 2016, India was [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 29th September, 2016

Solving the Pakistan puzzle Recent Uri attack by Pakistan-based terror groups has revived again the long-standing debates in the country: How to deal with its troublesome neighbour, Pakistan? Whether our ruling party’s policy towards Pakistan is coherent? Let us deal with the (2) first – Whether our [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 27th September, 2016

Tax Notoriety  Historical and contemporary perceptions of tax have characterized it as a necessary extraction, a penalty. A likely fallout of this statutory burden is that there is an innate urge to either mitigate the liability or even eliminate it. Tax avoidance is when [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 26th September, 2016

Right to photocopy- easing the struggle for access to education Delhi High Court judgement on right to photocopy provides for larger access to education in countries like India where education is not affordable to all. The landmark verdict has set a precedent for the applicability [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 24th September, 2016

Ozone Conundrum International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated on September 16 to commemorate signing of the Montreal Protocol, one of the most successful environmental treaties. The Protocol was signed by 197 parties in 1987 to control the use of [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 23rd September, 2016

Will advanced budget date help? The Union Cabinet has undertaken three key reforms in Union budget—advancement of the date of presentation by a month, dropping the classification of expenditure as Plan and Non-Plan and doing away with the Railway Budget. Though railway budget merger has [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 22nd September, 2016

Increasing failing Court Orders Recently, we came across some incidents where Supreme Court orders were defied by many- Cauvery issue: Karnataka government decided to defy the Supreme Court’s order on the release of Cauvery waters to Tamil Nadu. BCCI issue: Board of Control for Cricket [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 21st September, 2016

Time to remove anti-farm bias If India wants to forge a new path in achieving rural-urban and agriculture-industry balance, it has to follow models that sustain this balance. Discarding anti-farm policies is the prerequisite to initiate the balancing process. Background Rapid industrialisation through import substitution dominated [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 20th September, 2016

WPI and CPI based inflation We come across Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation and Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation in news often. Let us know what these are Picture credit: https://esbenews.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wpi_cpi.png?w=640   What is the purpose of a price index? The purpose of a price index [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 19th September, 2016

CEA panel report:- “Incentivising Pulses Production through MSP and other policies” In news: The government constituted a committee under CEA to address the policy issues that would help address this volatility in acreage, production and prices in pulses. Background In the wake of two successive years [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 17th September, 2016

BRICS 2016- Challenge to sustain the significance In news: The annual BRICS summit will be hosted by India in October 2016 with the theme “Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions”. The BRICS dynamics and the emerging situation of ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’ is [...]