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Issue: Should water be in Concurrent List?

January 24, 2017

Time and again there has been a demand that water should be included in the concurrent list of the Constitution, not in the state list as is the case now. Latest in the series is a parliamentary panel in December 2015 which said that “looking into ground...

Kabaddi: Evolution and Types

December 10, 2016

Kabaddi is an ancient game played in several parts of India, and its origin is traced from Indian mythology {for example- Abhimanyu invented in during Mahabharata battle}. In different parts of India, different forms of this game evolved; and modern Kabaddi is basically a synthesis of these...

Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016

November 13, 2016

In August this year, the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016 has come into force. This act provides for setting up Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) at both central and state level to ensure expeditious and transparent utilization of amounts realised in lieu of forest...

Law Commission’s Activities Towards Customary and Personal Laws

November 13, 2016

This topic is in consonance with the ongoing debate on Law Commission’s questionnaire with respect to the abolishment of triple talaq and whether there should be reform and revision of family laws, in order to address social injustice at the same time get done away with plurality...

National Academic Depository (NAD)

November 13, 2016

National Academic Depository (NAD) was launched by the Ministry of Human Resources Development in September 2016. Background 2016-17 budget speech outlined a ‘Digital Depository’. NAD is a response to that and especially a vision under Digital India. NAD would come into existence throughout the country in 2017-18. NAD...

Recent Amendment of New Coal Distribution Policy (NCDP)

November 13, 2016

The Ministry of Coal has recently amended the New Coal Distribution Policy (NCDP). The NCDP provides guidelines for the distribution and pricing of coal to for all sectors such as independent power producers, and steel plants and was circulated in October 2007. Coal is supplied under Fuel...

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)

November 13, 2016

On 19 August, 2016, the Union Government has notified National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) for providing apprenticeship training to over 50 lakh youngsters in order to create more employment opportunities. It is first of its kind scheme notified to offer financial incentives to employers. The new policy...

Report on Incentivising Production of Pulses

November 13, 2016

Ministry of Finance has released a report on ‘Incentivising Pulses Production through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and related policies’ submitted by the Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian. Background The UN General Assembly has declared the year 2016 to be the International Year of Pulses. India has been...

National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF)

November 13, 2016

In April 2016, India had formally ratified the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, which aims at easing customs procedures to boost commerce. TFA was outcome of 9th Bali Ministerial package and included provisions for lowering import tariffs and agricultural subsidies; abolish hard import quotas; reduction in red tape...

Sports in Harmonized Master List of Infrastructure Sub-Sectors

November 12, 2016

The Union Finance Ministry has decided that sports infrastructure will be included under the harmonised master list of infrastructure sub-sectors. The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Affairs had initiated the proposal for inclusion of sports in to the list with an aim to address the issue...

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