Current Affairs & Analysis

January 17, 2015

Silk Road Diplomacy

Silk Road refers to the ancient trade and cultural routes between China and Central and South Asia, Europe and the Middle East that were created during the Han Dynasty,

January 17, 2014

Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a piece of digital code which is also used by people as currency. It was started in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto, whose real identity is still shrouded

January 17, 2014

Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013

The Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013 seeks to provide for the establishment of Lokpal for the Union and Lokayukta for States to inquire into allegations of corruption against certain

January 17, 2014

Nachiket Mor Committee recommendations

The “Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low Income Households” was set up by the RBI in Sep 2013 under the chairmanship of Nachiket Mor, an

January 17, 2014

Kishenganga Dispute

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague has given its final award in the Kishenganga water dispute on Dec 20th, 2013. The outcome of this award is

January 25, 2014

Shah Commission Report on Illegal Mining

The Shah Commission is a high power panel set up by the Union Ministry of Mines in 2010 to look into the illegal mining of iron ore and manganese

January 26, 2014

CBI autonomy Issue

Central Bureau of Investigation itself was not established via any act of the parliament, yet it derives its power of investigation from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act 1946.

January 29, 2014

India’s Polio Eradication Story

India became polio-free in the second week of 2014, three years after its last case of polio was detected in a 2 year old girl in West Bengal on

January 29, 2014

Pakistan’s NDMA Status to India

The meaning of WTO term Most Favoured Nation (MFN) in Hindi / Urdu is Sabse Pasandida Mulk. While India gave Pakistan this status way back in 1990s, this term

February 10, 2014

Communal Violence Bill

In February 2014, the UPA-II government decided to not to go ahead with the introduction of the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill.

January 17, 2014

Macro-prudential and Micro-Prudential Regulations

While reading the business newspapers, we very often come across these two terms. The dictionary meaning of the term “prudential” something involving or showing care and forethought, especially in

February 17, 2014

Farmer Producer Company

On the recommendations of an expert panel led by Y.K. Alagh, Centre had amended the Indian Companies Act, 1956, in 2002-03 to provide for “producer companies”. A Farmer Producer

January 17, 2014

GAVI Alliance

GAVI Alliance (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) is a public-private international health partnership that aims to save children’s lives and improve people’s health by increasing access to vaccines

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