Editorials, Essay, Uncategorized

Refugees, the children of modernity

Something changed when three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s body washed up on a Turkish beach on September 2, 2015. Until then, life had gone on as usual in the European Union (EU), even as more than 2,500 refugees perished crossing the Mediterranean on flimsy dinghies. But the iconic photograph of Kurdi’s face, half-buried in the sand, was… Continue reading Refugees, the children of modernity

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Benami Transactions Prohibition Amendment Bill

The agenda for the present government is to reduce the amount of Black money circulation. we already have theBlack Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 which is aimed at bringing back money from abroad. The other big sector where black money exists is the Real Estate sector. But to… Continue reading Benami Transactions Prohibition Amendment Bill

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New steps to enhance transparency in Power Sector

In a bid to enhance transparency in power transmission sector of the country, the government has launched the‘TARANG’ Mobile App, ‘e-Trans’ & ‘DEEP’ e-bidding web portals. These are developed by Rural Electrification Corporation Transmission Projects Company Limited (RECTPCL), a subsidiary of REC Ltd. These measures are aimed at enhancing ease, accountability & transparency and would… Continue reading New steps to enhance transparency in Power Sector

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Amnesty and Sedition Charges: Is It Vali

The notorious Section 124A of Indian Penal Code is back into limelight and this time Amnesty International India in Bangalore has been booked under this section. An event was organized as a part of its campaign for seeking justice against human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir which ended with some heated arguments and slogans.… Continue reading Amnesty and Sedition Charges: Is It Vali

Essay, GS-2

Regulation in Higher Education

Background Post War Development of Education Report (1944) recommended creation of UGC. It was thus formed in 1945 but was shortlived Post Independence, University Education Commission under Dr S Radhakrishnan recommended creation of UGC. UGC was created in 1953 and granted statutory status in 1956 Mandate of UGC is Primary Quality maintenance and uniformity in… Continue reading Regulation in Higher Education

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Time for a National Water Commission’

The committee on restructuring the Central Water Commission and Central Ground Water Board in its final report has recommended a new National Water Commission (NWC) be established as the nation’s apex facilitation organisation dealing with water policy, data and governance. Other recommendations made by the committee: Urgent overhaul of the current water management systems. Change… Continue reading Time for a National Water Commission’