GS-3, Uncategorized

Telecom Sector: Challenges & Way Forward

Recently, the Supreme Court allowed the Centre's plea to recover Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) of about Rs 92,000 crores from the telecom service providers. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, upheld the definition of AGR formulated by the Department of Telecommunications. The bench made it clear that there would be no further litigation on the issue and it… Continue reading Telecom Sector: Challenges & Way Forward

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

India Exits RCEP

Recently, India decided to opt-out of the 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal. India held that it will not become part of RCEP until “significant outstanding issues” are resolved. The RCEP negotiations were kick-started during the 21st ASEAN Summit in Cambodia in November 2012 and all participating countries sought to finalise and sign a deal by 2020.… Continue reading India Exits RCEP

GS-2, Uncategorized

Vaccine Hesitancy

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) in a report held that Vaccine hesitancy is among the top 10 threats to global health in 2019. WHO defines Vaccine hesitancy as a delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite the availability of vaccination services. Vaccine hesitancy has been reported in more than 90% of countries in the world. Instances of Vaccine… Continue reading Vaccine Hesitancy