Tagged: politics

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 21

QUESTIONS ASKED DAY-21 (09/08/2013) 1)Discuss the demands and expectations of Indian diaspora in the North America from their host countries. Are these demands justified? Critically examine. 2)“Foreign investment is far from being critical to India’s economic growth”. Critically comment. (2009, GS-II) RESPONSES: Nikku August 9, 2013 at 11:01 am   3 Votes “Foreign investment is far from being critical to...

In Egypt, It Is Back To Square One

Egypt was ought to be a role model for other Arab countries – post Arab spring revolutions. After throwing out Hoshni Mubarak, a puppet ruler in the hands of USA, Egypt democratically elected its first leader – Mohammed Morsi, albeit belonging to Muslim Brotherhood, which was antithetical to the secular practices of previous governments. In fact, Muslim Brotherhood which got the majority...

I feel sorry for Kapil Sibal and company for their zero-loss theory, CAG Vinod Rai says

I feel sorry for Kapil Sibal and company for their zero-loss theory, CAG Vinod Rai says. None of the 30 Comptroller & Auditor Generals of India before him had created the kind of waves as he did. Vinod Rai threw up gigantic figures of money allegedly stolen from government coffers. In full public glare, he exposed corruption — first 2G and then...

Is Civil Society In India Urban-Centric?

The use of phrase ‘civil society’ became quite popular during Anna Hazare led movement against corruption. Until then this phrase was non existent in public discourse. Mainstream media then started assessing the nature of civil society institutions that were involved in this popular agitation. Many branded this movement as middle-class phenomena; urban centric; driven by internet and educated urban youth....

Acceptance Speech by Shri Pranab Mukherjee on his Assumption of office as President of India – Complete Text

Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Shri Hamid Ansari, Smt. Meira Kumar, Shri Justice S.H. Kapadia, Members of Parliament, Your Excellencies, Friends and fellow citizens, I am deeply moved by the high honour you have accorded to me. Such honour exalts the occupant of this office, even as it demands that he rises above personal or partisan interests in the service of the national good. The principal responsibility of this office is...

Union Cabinet Approves Introduction of the Criminal Law (Amendment ) Bill, 2012 in the Parliament With Provision Of Stringent Punishment For Rape

The Law Commission of India in its 172nd Report on `Review of Rape Laws` as well the National Commission for Women have recommended for stringent punishment for the offence of rape. Taking this into consideration, government had constituted a high powered committee headed by Union Home Secretary, which  examined the recommendations of Law Commission, NCW and suggestions various quarters on the...

‘Soft Power’ China Divides and Tries To Rule Asia pacific

Last week 10 member ASEAN countries’ meet ended in debacle. China orchestrated  it, Cambodia the host and indebted to China, ensured it. China has become assertive in its claim to superiority in the Asia Pacific region, scaring neighbouring countries and pushing them, quite stupidly towards US pivot. Resource rich South China Sea has become bone of contention between China and...

Child Malnutrition In India – Magnitude, Its Causes, Consequences and Remedies

“Though quieter than famine, persistent undernutrition kills many more people slowly in the long run than famine do”   (Dre’ze and Sen 1998) India’s much coveted ‘demographic dividend‘ might be  in jeopardy. It is estimated that by 2030, there  will be 484.86 million youth (aged between 15 to 34) in India. Much has been said about its potential for the Indian economy...

Addressing Infrastructure Bottlenecks In India – Recent Measures Taken By The Government Of India

India’s poor infrastructure is the major roadblock that is holding it from achieving 9% plus growth. Many bottlenecks such as delayed decision making, red-tapism, problems in environmental clearance, skewed land acquisition policies, inadequate fuel supply to power plants, lack of private participation in investment and importantly corruption. To address some of these problems government has finally woken up from slumber...

Aftershocks Of ‘Policy Paralysis’

People at the helm still blame Eurozone crisis for India’s economic problems. The same people were jubilant two years ago when India somehow managed decent growth despite severe global economic crisis. The reason for their jubilation was that  they believed that Indian economy was decoupled from the crisis-hit economies of the West. Now, this reasoning seems to have died as problems have...

Western Ghats: Challenges of Sustainable Development

(From PIB) Manish Desai* UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee inscribed the Western Ghats of India as a world heritage site on July 1. The tag came at the 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in St Petersburg in Russia. Altogether 39 sites that dot the Western Ghats landscape will be part of the region that has been designated as World...

THE PROVISIONS OF THE PANCHAYATS (EXTENSION TO THE SCHEDULED AREAS) ACT, 1996

. PESA,1996 THE PROVISIONS OF THE PANCHAYATS (EXTENSION TO THE SCHEDULED AREAS) ACT, 1996 (24th December, 1996) An Act to provide for the extension of the provisions of Part IX of the Constitution  relating to the Panchayats to the Scheduled Areas. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as  follows:- Short title 1....

Who Should Intervene In Syria?

Niall Ferguson, financial and economic historian of world repute in an article proposes that -it is not ‘who?’, but  Hu should intervene – in Syria to stop humanitarian crisis in that country. Hu Jintao is the paramount leader of China. By suggesting, that not USA but China who should be intervening in Syria to oust Assad and quell civil war, Niall...

Tackling Left Wing Extremism (Naxalism) – Recent Measures Taken By Union and State Governments

In Prime Minister’s words, Naxalism is the biggest internal security threat being faced by India. He is not wrong. Naxals have killed more security personnel and civilians than victims claimed by terrorists and other extremists in North East India put together. Government has adopted both violent and peaceful strategies to tackle threat posed by naxals. But lately it seems government...

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