Editorials, GS-1, Uncategorized

‘Smart Cities’ mission

The core infrastructure elements in a Smart City would include: > adequate water supply, > assured electricity supply, > sanitation, including solid waste management, > efficient urban mobility and public transport, > affordable housing, especially for the poor, > robust IT connectivity and digitalisation, > good governance, especially e-Governance and citizen participation, > sustainable environment,… Continue reading ‘Smart Cities’ mission

Big Picture, GS-2, GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Impact of Chinese slowdown

China’s economy grew at 6.9% in 2015, but that was a slowest growth rate for the world’s second largest economy in 25 years. The IMF has projected China’s growth rate to be 6.3% in 2016. There are expectations of further devaluation of renminbi or yuan by China to boost its exports. This could erode the… Continue reading Impact of Chinese slowdown

Editorials, GS-2, Indian Polity, Uncategorized

The Basics for Free Speech

Article Link It is generally understood that the contempt of court jurisdiction in India is exercised not to protect the dignity of an individual judge but to protect the administration of justice from being maligned. However, the recent notice issued by the Bomaby High Court to the Booker Prize-winning writer Arundhati Roy for committing what… Continue reading The Basics for Free Speech