Agriculture, Environment, GS-3, Uncategorized

Insure farmers against climate change

The Hindu Issue How India’s agricultural policy has made us structurally vulnerable to climate change? India, a climate change hotspot India is uniquely vulnerable to rising temperatures — it ranks in the top 20 in the Climate Change Vulnerability Index. Our average surface temperature, over the past four decades, has risen by 0.3° Celsius, accompanied… Continue reading Insure farmers against climate change

GS-3, Uncategorized

It is disinvestment, not privatisation

The Hindu New disinvestment policy: The intention of the policy is not to shrink the public sector but assets, including land and cash balances, of government companies can be hived off and used for investment in new projects. And to increase efficiency. The renaming of the Department of Disinvestment as the “Department of Investment and… Continue reading It is disinvestment, not privatisation

GS-2, Indian Polity, Uncategorized

A tale of two judgments

The Hindu Context The author has shown the contrast between two judgements, one given by the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court, related to “procedural established by law”. Article 21 in The Constitution Of India Protection of life and personal liberty :- No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except… Continue reading A tale of two judgments

Editorials, GS-2, Social Issue, Uncategorized

Thrift in education?

Livemint How much should India spend on education? The Education Policy of 1968, based on the recommendations of the Kothari commission (1964-66), decided that Indian public expenditure on education must be 6% of gross domestic product (GDP). This goal was reaffirmed in the New Education Policy of 1986 and its revision in 1992, with a… Continue reading Thrift in education?