Big issues, GS-2, Uncategorized

Police Reforms still unreachable!

Context: There has been a rise of public demand for an efficient, accountable and people-centric police that steadfastly upholds the Rule of Law in all situations. Since independence, the National Police Commission as well as multiple expert committees have submitted successive reports recommending extensive reforms in the Police. These recommendations have mostly remained unimplemented. In… Continue reading Police Reforms still unreachable!

Editorials, GS-2, Uncategorized

Civil Service Reforms: Few ‘Innovations’ By NITI Aayog, If One Can Call Them So

As civil service reforms go, the Niti Aayog’s Three Year Action Agenda: 2017-18 to 2019-2020, released recently, contains little that is new or innovative. The idea that policy making is a specialized activity and needs lateral entrant of specialists on fixed-term contracts to bring in competition into established career bureaucracy has been talked about for… Continue reading Civil Service Reforms: Few ‘Innovations’ By NITI Aayog, If One Can Call Them So

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

All about Vienna Conventions

Vienna Convention can mean any of a number of treaties signed in Vienna. Notable are: several treaties and conventions resulted from the Congress of Vienna (1814–15) which redrew the map of Europe, only partially restoring the pre-Napoleonic situation, and drafted new rules for international relations Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) Vienna Convention on Civil… Continue reading All about Vienna Conventions

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

First cargo truck under BBIN pact reaches Delhi

First cargo truck under BBIN pact reaches Delhi The first cargo truck under the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement for cross border movement reached Delhi recently. Key facts: The cargo truck was dispatched from Dhaka on August 27 as part of a trial run and arrived at the Inland Customs Depot… Continue reading First cargo truck under BBIN pact reaches Delhi

Big Picture, GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

Indo-US Strategic Ties: Where Is It Heading?

The relationship between India and USA which has been on an upward curve for some time is further seeing an upward trend. The crucial LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement) recently signed by both the countries is a significant step towards strategic and defence ties. What does the Agreement mean? It provides for automatic approvals… Continue reading Indo-US Strategic Ties: Where Is It Heading?

Big issues, GS-2, Uncategorized

Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act

Constitutional Provisions Relating to Child Labour: Article 24 prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14 years in hazardous industries. Allows their employment in non hazardous industries . Subsequently , government passed Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 which prohibited employment in 14 industries and regulated employment condition in the rest Article… Continue reading Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act

GS-2, Uncategorized

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)

Introduction Prime minister laid the foundation stone for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) inGorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh. The state where medical care is very poor. AIIMS will provide tertiary care for the people. Gorakhpur is a significant area, but always in news for one bad reason that is the Japanese encephalitis which… Continue reading Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)

Big issues, GS-2, Indian Polity, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

Prime Minister’s Address on Citizen Engagement portal MyGov.in

This is a first of its kind initiative, where Prime Minister interacted with citizens on governance and delivery related issue. This was modeled on Town hall kind of system, which we see abroad. Prime Minister also said “Bad politics loses to good governance“. This was also the celebration of 2 years of MyGov.in digital platform.… Continue reading Prime Minister’s Address on Citizen Engagement portal MyGov.in

GS-2, Uncategorized

Centre notifies Good Samaritan SOPs

The Centre has issued a notification ensuring that the affidavit of “Good Samaritan”, a person who voluntarily declares himself to be an eyewitness, shall be treated by the investigating officer as a final statement. Background: The notification is in response to Supreme Court directions in an October 2014 case of SaveLIFE Foundation asking the Centre… Continue reading Centre notifies Good Samaritan SOPs