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Parliamentary secretary and the office of profit

Syllabus: ‘Governance’ section - GS-II Background of the issue In 2015 when AAP came to power it appointed its 21 MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries. One of them, Jarnail Singh had resigned earlier to contest elections from Punjab. A petition was filed against their candidature in June 2015 for the disqualification of these MLAs on the grounds… Continue reading Parliamentary secretary and the office of profit

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Healthcare Sector In India: Challenges And Opportunities

Syllabus: GS-II and III Healthcare comprises hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment. The Indian healthcare sector is growing at a brisk pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by the public as well private players. Thus healthcare has become one of the key sectors in… Continue reading Healthcare Sector In India: Challenges And Opportunities

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Recapitalisation Of Banks In India : Need Of The Hour

Syllabus: GS-II, III and Essay The Indian Banking System has been under severe stress due to NPAs and has faced a capital crunch forcing it to curtail lending. Due to this, the Government of India has announced a ₹2.11 trillion bank recapitalisation plan for state-owned lenders weighed down by bad loans, seeking to stimulate the flow of credit… Continue reading Recapitalisation Of Banks In India : Need Of The Hour

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Relevance Of India’s Northeast In ASEAN Connection

Syllabus: IR section - GS-II NORTHEAST INDIA has an estimated 45 million population and is surrounded by around 4500km of the International border with Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Nepal. The region possesses immense potential in India’s relation with South Asian countries and organizations like ASEAN. It is connected to the mainland India by a 22km wide link known as Siliguri corridor (chicken neck). Northeast is… Continue reading Relevance Of India’s Northeast In ASEAN Connection

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India And Africa – Diplomacy Of The 21st Century

Syllabus: IR section - GS-II Once known as the “dark continent”, Africa has emerged as the global theatre for power play and completion among all major world powers. With rising economic development and gradual integration of African states into the global economy, it is becoming the most sought-after destination for trade and investment by all major… Continue reading India And Africa – Diplomacy Of The 21st Century

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Cyber Laws To Deal With Cybercrimes

Syllabus: Essay and ‘Cyber Security section’ - GS-III With information technology being applied to trade and commerce as well as to governance, cyberspace becomes a very vulnerable zone. At the same time, the issues of individual/personal privacy and other social and cultural practices are at stake. Therefore, a systematic framework of cyber laws is required to… Continue reading Cyber Laws To Deal With Cybercrimes

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Electronic Voting Machines : Fool Proof Or Not

Syllabus: GS-II (Election) The elections in the largest democracy in the world are no easy affair. To ensure free and fair elections through the years since independence several changes have been brought about in the way the process is conducted. One of the biggest improvements has been the introduction of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM). In the… Continue reading Electronic Voting Machines : Fool Proof Or Not

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Need For ‘Smart’ Urban Transport In India

Syllabus: GS-I, II and III There is a need to switch from the conventional model transport to smart urban transport.This switch is inevitable as rapid urbanization is putting pressure on the government to reduce congestion, pollution and improving mobility. Smart Urban Transport Is The Need Of The Hour In India, about 30 percent of the population from 1.3 billion people… Continue reading Need For ‘Smart’ Urban Transport In India

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Electric Vehicles- Policy Issues In India

Syllabus: ‘Energy’ section - GS-III Less than 1% of vehicles that currently ply on Indian roads are electric and the number of motor vehicles is growing at a rate of 50,000 vehicle registrations a day.  India sells barely 22,000 electric vehicles in a year on an average. Against this scenario, the Indian government plans for a… Continue reading Electric Vehicles- Policy Issues In India

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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (4th July)

Dear aspirants, following are the links of various articles taken from various newspapers. Click the link to read further. To get notification, follow the blog. Thank you 1. The bilateral limits of hype: on India-U.S. relations The postponement of the India-U.S. 2+2 dialogue between the Foreign and Defence Ministers of both countries, that had been scheduled… Continue reading Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (4th July)