GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Cabinet approves National Steel Policy 2017

The Indian steel sector has grown exponentially over the past few years to be the third largest producer of steel globally, contributing to about 2% of the country's GDP and employing about 5 lakh people directly and about 20 lakh people indirectly. Key features of the National Steel Policy 2017: Create self-sufficiency in steel production… Continue reading Cabinet approves National Steel Policy 2017

Big Picture, Uncategorized

Misleading Ads: Onus on Celebrity Endorsers Also

Celebrities endorsing various brands or companies might have to face some trouble in the coming time if the amendments proposed to the Consumer Protection Act are carried out in the next session of Parliament. They will put onus on celebrities in case of misleading ads. The issue came into light after Maggie noodles were found… Continue reading Misleading Ads: Onus on Celebrity Endorsers Also

Editorials, Essay, GS-2, Uncategorized

Draft National Education Policy

Objective The National Education Policy 2016 envisages creation of a credible education system capable of ensuring       Inclusive quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all       Producing students/graduates equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitude and values that are required to lead a productive life       Participate in the country’s development process       Respond to the ever changing requirements… Continue reading Draft National Education Policy

Editorials, Environment, GS-3, Uncategorized

Missing the wetlands for the water

Article Link Environment Ministry has come up with new draft wetland conservation rules. With this, the government is all set to change the rules on wetlands. What are wetlands? Wetlands are ecosystems located at the interface of land and water and wherein water plays a dominant role in controlling plant and animal life and associated… Continue reading Missing the wetlands for the water

GS-3, Uncategorized

PM Modi releases country’s first National Disaster Management Plan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). This is thefirst ever national plan prepared in the country. Key facts: The plan aims to make India disaster resilient and reduces loss of lives. The plan is based on the four priority themes of the “Sendai Framework,” namely: understanding disaster risk, improving… Continue reading PM Modi releases country’s first National Disaster Management Plan

GS-2, Indian Polity, Uncategorized

Citizens have right to safe water, say draft legislation

The proposed draft National Water Framework Bill promises to give every person the right to a minimum amount of “safe water”, while making the state “obliged” to “protect” and conserve water. The law is prepared by the Water Resources Ministry. The draft law is being proposed as a model legislation that can be adopted by… Continue reading Citizens have right to safe water, say draft legislation

GS-2, GS-3, Uncategorized

Digital vans all set to take e-governance to rural areas

The Hindu Government’s new initiative: The government will roll out a new campaign under which 66 digital vans. Van will be equipped with Internet and audio-visual facilities, will go to 657 districts by March 2017 to increase awareness about various e-governance services in rural and semi-urban areas. Aim: To reach out to more than 10… Continue reading Digital vans all set to take e-governance to rural areas

GS-2, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

All you need to know about the new IPR Policy

Article Link Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently released India’s new National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy. The Policy which is in compliance with WTO’s (World Trade Organisation) agreement on TRIPS (Trade Related aspects of IPRs), aims to sustain entrepreneurship and boost ‘Make in India’ scheme. It also aims to create awareness about economic, social and… Continue reading All you need to know about the new IPR Policy

Big Picture, GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

FDI in E-Commerce – whom will it Benefit?

Recently government passed an order allowing 100 percent FDI in market place model of e commerce sector with some regulations and restrictions. The industry which has been growing at a phenomenal phase (1 billion $ to 14 Billion $) since few years, the 100% percent FDI in e commerce industry is welcomed with both prudence… Continue reading FDI in E-Commerce – whom will it Benefit?

GS-2, Social Issue, Uncategorized

A healthcare prescription

India’s economy is posting among the fastest growth rates globally Without Aarogya Bharat, the benefits from faster growth will be seriously compromised.  Morbidity cost to India: Is estimated at $6 trillion between now and 2030 Three times today’s gross domestic product (GDP).  Public health spending  Around 1% (1.2 %)of GDP while overall The country spends… Continue reading A healthcare prescription