7) Recently, the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks ruled that computer programmes and softwares can not be granted patents in India. Discuss the significance of this ruling and its impact on various stakeholders.

Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights 7) Recently, the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks ruled that computer programmes and softwares can not be granted patents in India. Discuss the significance of this ruling and its impact on various stakeholders. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) Transparency – openness about policy intentions, formulation and implementation – is a key element of good governance. But when it comes to budgetary process in India, it is said that the process is non-transparent. In the light of ‘OECD Best Practices for Budget Transparency’, examine why budgetary process needs to be transparent.

Topic: Government budgeting 4) Transparency – openness about policy intentions, formulation and implementation – is a key element of good governance. But when it comes to budgetary process in India, it is said that the process is non-transparent. In the light of ‘OECD Best Practices for Budget Transparency’, examine why budgetary process needs to be transparent. …

3) In India, health care remains heavily skewed against the poor. To address this problem, price controls remain an effective answer to ensuring affordability. In this regard, examine the loopholes in drug pricing policy in India and how India can create an accessible and affordable health-care system.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 3) In India, health care remains heavily skewed against the poor. To address this problem, price controls remain an effective answer to ensuring affordability. In this regard, examine the loopholes in drug pricing policy in India and how India can create an accessible …

2) In the light of increasing demand by dominant castes to include them in OBC list, it is now argued that adopting a non-political and pragmatic approach to reservations is necessary to stop non-deserving sections of population from accruing reservation benefits. In your opinion, in this regard, what approaches can be non-political and pragmatic? Critically discuss.

Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2) In the light of increasing demand by dominant castes to include them in OBC list, it is now argued that adopting a non-political and pragmatic approach to reservations is necessary to stop non-deserving sections of population from accruing …

The Big Picture – Railway Budget: What’s on offer?

The Big Picture – Railway Budget: What’s on offer? Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced his second Railway Budget. Interesting here to note is that unlike past, he has not announced any new trains, tracks or projects. While departing from his predecessors, Prabhu announced a slew of measures aimed at improving the travelling experience of …