Committed Judiciary: Meaning and Issues

Committed Judiciary refers to the judiciary which is committed to uphold the policies of the government in power by interpreting the laws and the Constitution in a way palatable to the Government in power. Why it is in news now? The Judgment of the Meghalaya High Court by Justice SR Sen has triggered the controversy of committed judiciary. The ..


Preeti Saran’s Election to CESCR

Former Indian diplomat Preeti Saran was elected unopposed for the Asia Pacific seat on the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) of the UN which monitors the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESR). Even though the members are nominated by the nations, the members of the CESCR serve in ..

National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems

On 7th December, 2018 Union Cabinet has approved the launching of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS). The Mission would be implemented by Department of Science & Technology at a total outlay of Rs. 3660 crore for a period of five years. Objectives of the Mission: The Mission aims to address the ever increasing technological ..

Development Financial Institutions

Development Financial Institutions are specialized institutions set up primarily to provide development/ Project finance especially in developing countries. These development banks are usually majority-owned by national governments. The source of capital of these banks is national or international development funds. This ensures their creditworthiness and their ability to provide project finance in a very competitive rate. ..

Major Banking Reforms of 21st Century

India is one among the top 10 economies in the world. Banking sector in India is robust and forms the most dominant segment of the financial sector. The banking industry acts as a pivot in the economic development of the country. The face of the banking industry has been witnessing changes over the years. The ..