GS-2, Uncategorized

Why BRICS matters for INDIA?

In the run-up to 11th BRICS summit that is scheduled to be held at Brasilia (Brazil) on 13-14 Nov, Indian Prime Minister has articulated a vision of strengthening and reforming the multilateral system itself. Origin In 2001, the British Economist Jim O’Neill coined the term BRIC to describe the four emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China. The… Continue reading Why BRICS matters for INDIA?

GS-3, Uncategorized

What Makes Doing Business Easier

In the latest ranking for countries in ease of doing business, the World Bank has placed India 63rd out of 190 countries — an improvement of 14 places from its 77th position last year. India figures in the top ten most improved countries in the world for the third consecutive year. India’s score improved from 67.23 (2019) to 71.0 (2020). Challenges to Ease of… Continue reading What Makes Doing Business Easier

GS-2, Uncategorized

Chief Justice of India under the Ambit of the RTI Act

Recently, the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India (SC) ruled that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) would come under the ambit of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act), as CJI is a public authority under the RTI Act. The declaration of assets by ministers and legislators provide the citizenry with more… Continue reading Chief Justice of India under the Ambit of the RTI Act

GS-2, Indian Polity, Uncategorized

Supreme Court on Religious Practices

The Supreme Court’s five-judge constitution bench has decided to refer the Sabarimala temple case, clubbed with other 3 pending cases broadly related to the rights of women in the sphere of religion, to a larger 7-judge Bench. This leads the apex court into potentially dangerous and conflicting territories. The new bench has been tasked with finding the balance between the Right to… Continue reading Supreme Court on Religious Practices

Agriculture, GS-3, Uncategorized

Convergence of Agriculture and Nutrition

Agricultural productivity in India has seen impressive growth in recent years fuelled by systemic and scientific improvements like the Green Revolution, globalisation and industrialisation of the food sector. Even after all this growth, malnutrition continues to remain a challenge with serious social and economic costs. There has been a significant disconnect between agriculture and nutrition… Continue reading Convergence of Agriculture and Nutrition

GS-2, Uncategorized

New Sri Lanka Leadership

Recently, Gotabaya Rajapaksa is elected as new President of Sri Lanka. This election was based on security issues that emerged after a suicide bombing attack (claimed by Islamic State) on Easter Sunday this year. Rajapaksa's win signals the return to power for the controversial family, that is known for its pro-China tilt and also infamously remembered for… Continue reading New Sri Lanka Leadership