Insights Daily Current Events, January 28, 2014

ARCHIVES January 28, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Unique Identification Authority of India The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) assigns Unique Identification Number “Aadhaar” to residents of India on voluntary basis The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is an agency of the Government of India responsible for implementing the Aadhaar Identities. The agency …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 25, 2014

ARCHIVES January 25, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES SC’s direction to UGC on faulted deemed university The Supreme Court has directed the University Grants Commission to consider afresh the status of 44 deemed universities which were sought to be de-recognised on the basis of the Tandon Committee report. Passing the order on Tuesday on a …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 24, 2014

ARCHIVES January 24, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES POVERTY ESTIMATION & INDICATORS (Continued from yesterday’s post) OBJECTIVES OF POVERTY ESTIMATION To build awareness on poverty and to keep it in the agenda of discourse; To design policies, programs and institution to alleviate poverty To monitor and evaluate these policies, programs and institutions that are associated …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 23, 2014

ARCHIVES January 23, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES POVERTY AND POVERTY ESTIMATION IN INDIA DEFINING POVERTY Poverty, droughts, underdevelopment, different sorts of inequalities and domination have been the age old problems or phenomena observed from the past to the present and across the time and space. Poverty is a very vague concept with varied connotations …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 21, 2014

ARCHIVES January 21, 2014 INTERNATIONAL India- Japan Relationship Civilian nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Japan and controversial issues India plans to build about 20 nuclear power plants to increase the share of nuclear power in supply from the current 4% to 25% by 2050. To meet its energy needs, India would like to partner …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 20, 2014

ARCHIVES January 20, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Basic Features of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 The Act is designed to fulfill India’s treaty obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. The NDPS Act …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 19, 2014

ARCHIVES January 19, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Seven States/UTs Get Allocations Under National Food Security Act •    With the implementation of National Food Security Act in Karnataka and Chhattisgarh also, the National Food Security Act has taken off now in seven states/ UTs- Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh . •    …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 15, 2014

ARCHIVES January 15, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Forest STs to get additional 50 days wage employment under MGNREGA . The Union Ministry of Rural Development decided to provide an additional wage employment of 50 days beyond the stipulated 100 days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, MGNREGA for Scheduled Tribe (ST) households …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 14, 2014

ARCHIVES January 14, 2014 POLITY & GOVERNMENT BILLS The constitution (120th amendment) bill, 2013, and the judicial appointments commission bill, 2013 APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES TO THE SUPREME COURT– PRESENT SYSTEM Constitutional provision: Article 124(2): Clause (2) of Article 124 inter alia says that: “every Judge of the Supreme Court shall be appointed by the President by warrant …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 13, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 13, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES DISABILITIES According to Census 2011, the number of disabled in India amount to 2.21 percent of population that is 26.8 million. Disability activists opine the count is grossly underestimated as no. of disabled in a country on an average roughly amount to 5-6 …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 12, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 12, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Government notified new natural Gas Pricing Formula The Government of India  notified the new natural gas pricing formulae, which will be in effect from 1 April 2014. As per the newly issued notification, the rate of all domestically produced fuel will be almost …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 09, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 09, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Status Quo in the Definition Of Handloom Under Handloom Reservation Act The apprehension of a change in definition of ‘handloom’ has triggered speculation and insecurity amongst a section of weavers and handloom activities. It has given a mistaken impression on handloom activists that …