Insights Daily Current Events, 09 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 09 September 2015 Archives Paper 2 and 3 Topics: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies Infrastructure and environment conservation. NH stretches to turn green corridors The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has come up with an initiative which aims at turning National Highways (NH) stretches into Green Corridors. How? …

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 September 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. ‘PAC needs more teeth and transparency’ The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, on the eve of a two-day conference of PAC chiefs of legislatures, said that PAC needs more teeth and greater transparency in its functioning. …

Insights Daily Current Events, 04 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 04 September 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. Assembly passes Special Courts Bill The Andhra Pradesh state assembly recently passed the Andhra Pradesh Special Courts Bill, 2015. The bill contains provisions for the constitution of special courts to facilitate time bound disposal of corruption cases …

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 September 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Why there was Nationwide strike yesterday? Some 15 crore workers across India were on one-day strike yesterday against changes in labour laws that they believe will …

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 August 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 August 2015 Archives ………………… Paper 1 Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Muslim population growth slows Recently released Census data show that India’s Muslim population is growing slower than it had in the previous decades, and its growth rate has slowed more sharply than that of the …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 22: Is it Possible to Reduce Inequality in India?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 22 25 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic  Is it Possible to Reduce Inequality in India? The Guardian Business Standard The New Indian Express The Hindu It seems we have moved past from the ‘How to reduce inequality’ phase to a cynical phase of -if at all it is possible to …

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 August 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 August 2015 Archives Citizenship soon for those who fled religious persecution The Union Home Ministry has decided to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, to grant citizenship to undocumented migrants who fled religious persecution in Pakistan and Bangladesh. The migrants include not just Hindus but also Buddhists, Christians, Zoroastrians, Sikhs and …

Insights Daily Current Events, 22 July 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 22 July 2015 Archives New Development Bank of BRICS opens in Shanghai The Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) grouping has formally opened the New Development Bank (NDB) as a dedicated channel of alternate finance, which will focus on emerging economies and the Global South. The BRICS countries have stressed that the NDB would …

Insights Daily Current Events, 17 July 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 17 July 2015 Archives SC seeks Centre’s reply on re-promulgation of land ordinance The Supreme Court recently sought the Centre’s response after farmers’ bodies challenged the government’s re-promulgation of the land acquisition ordinance as “a mockery of the Constitution and running the country through ordinances.” What the petition says? The petition …