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

Editorials, Uncategorized

Pros of a spot gold exchange in India

Article Link India is the world’s second largest gold consumer with an annual demand of nearly 1,000 tonnes. In spite of this, the country lacks many key elements of an efficient gold ecosystem. Problems with the Indian gold market: The gold market here is plagued by fragmentation. Prices vary significantly across channels and locations. The… Continue reading Pros of a spot gold exchange in India

Agriculture, GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

Genetically Modified Organisms(GMO): Developments and Concerns

What is GMO? GMOs can be defined as organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which thegenetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination It allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one organism into another, also between non related species Foods produced… Continue reading Genetically Modified Organisms(GMO): Developments and Concerns

Editorials, Pub admin 1

Behavioral Research into public policy

With the recent executive order, issued by the US president Obama, asking US agencies to integrate ‘nudges’ in their daily operations, the US has joined a group of countries including the UK, Australia, Singapore, and institutions like the World Bank who have been using and advocating behavioural research to dramatically improve public policy design, and… Continue reading Behavioral Research into public policy

Big Picture, GS-2, Social Issue, Uncategorized

10 years of MGNREGA: How successful?

The MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) scheme has successfully completed 10 years. In all these years the total expenditure on this programme has been rupees 3.14 lakh crore and has generated work of 1980 crore person days. Considered one of the biggest social welfare programmes in the world, this programme aims at… Continue reading 10 years of MGNREGA: How successful?

Editorials, GS-2, Uncategorized

Towards a Law on Euthanasia

A year-and-a-half after strongly objecting to the Supreme Court’s decision to adjudicate a plea for making passive euthanasia legal, the NDA government has now made a U-turn, saying that it was on the verge of framing a legislation permitting the process but would await the court’s verdict on it. Based on the recommendations of the… Continue reading Towards a Law on Euthanasia

Editorials, Uncategorized

India’s Start-up Policy

Article Link As part of a bunch of measures that constitute the action plan for government’s start-up initiative, the centre will shortly be setting up a Fund of Funds that would invest in private venture capital funds. The fund will be set up with the initial corpus of 10,000 crore (about $1.5 billion). However, it… Continue reading India’s Start-up Policy