Insights into Editorial- From Plate to Plough: How to expand inclusion

Insights into Editorial- From Plate to Plough: How to expand inclusion 01 February 2016 Article Link Summary: Financial inclusion and financial literacy have been important policy goals for quite some time. Inclusion has been emphasized by various governments since independence. There is a long history of financial inclusion in India. For the present government, financial …

Insights Daily Current Events, 30 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 30 January 2016 Archives   Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Zika virus (update) Sensing the urgency, the government of India recently constituted a special, technical group to monitor the spread of the Zika virus in other countries. The …

Insights Daily Current Events, 29 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 29 January 2016 Archives   Paper 3 Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism. Gujarat anti-terror bill sent back A controversial anti-terror bill passed by the Gujarat assembly and earlier rejected by two Presidents, has been withdrawn by the union Home Ministry after …

Insights Daily Current Events, 25 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 25 January 2016 Archives Paper 3 Topic: biodiversity. Sundarbans buzzes with discovery of solitary bee A “solitary bee” species was recently discovered in the Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve. Key facts: The bee is named Braunsapis chandrai. It is 6.2-mm-long and is black in colour and has punctured legs. What makes it distinct from …

Insights Daily Current Events, 22 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 22 January 2016 Archives   Paper 1 Topic: poverty and developmental issues. Rich must open their wallets more to remove inequalities: Piketty Thomas Piketty, author of the best-selling book ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century,’ that transformed the understanding of the history of wealth and its distribution, recently visited India. He was …

Insights into Editorial: Fine Print of India’s Start-up Policy

Insights into Editorial: Fine Print of India’s Start-up Policy 22 January 2016 Article Link As part of a bunch of measures that constitute the action plan for government’s start-up initiative, the centre will shortly be setting up a Fund of Funds that would invest in private venture capital funds. The fund will be set up …

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 January 2016 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Easwar panel suggests friendlier direct tax laws A committee set up by the government to change direct tax laws has suggested several taxpayer-friendly measures to improve the ease of doing …

Insights Daily Current Events, 18 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 18 January 2016 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. ‘Balamrutam’ programme caught in bifurcation tangle Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh has resulted in ‘Balamrutam’, a child nourishment programme, being put on the backburner. The worst sufferers …

Insights Daily Current Events, 16 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 16 January 2016 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 comes into force The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 has come into …

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 January 2016 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Sugar cess ceiling hiked to Rs 200/qtl after President nod to Bill President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2015, raising the ceiling of …

Insights into Editorial: Balancing Fairness and Efficiency

Insights into Editorial: Balancing Fairness and Efficiency 13 January 2016 Article Link One common criticism of economics is that it focuses too much on efficiency, and not enough on things like equality, fairness and the welfare of future generations. Many economic issues involve conflict between efficiency and fairness. For example, free trade is widely believed …

Insights into Editorial: Trying and testing the car formula

Insights into Editorial: Trying and testing the car formula 12 January 2016 Article Link It’s been two weeks since the Delhi government implemented the Odd-even formula in the National Capital Region on a trial basis. Yet, there has not been any credible data to support the Delhi government’s claim that the odd-even trial has reduced …

Insights Daily Current Events, 11 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 11 January 2016 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. CRZ amendment raises hackles The amendment to the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification 2011 permitting the use of reclaimed land for construction of roads in notified areas has triggered a wave of concern among coastal communities, …

Insights Daily Current Events, 09 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 09 January 2016 Archives Paper 1 Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Art and culture. Jallikattu in T.N., bullock cart race in Maharashtra cleared The Centre has issued a notification to permit jallikattu, Tamil Nadu’s traditional bull-taming sport, ahead of the Pongal festival. The order permits jallikattu — and bullock cart …

Insights into Editorial: Save Security from the Establishment

Insights into Editorial: Save Security from the Establishment 09 January 2016 Article Link Even with prior intelligence information India was not able to prevent terror attacks on Pathankot airbase recently. Same was the case with 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Those who were supposed to act on the terror alerts, those who were supposed to guard the …