Mains-43: Government Policies and Interventions For Development in Various Sectors

India’s Progress Measured in SDG Index 2.0 By NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog has published its 2019 report on Sustainable Development Goals. These are a list of 17 global goals that are designed to achieve a better and sustainable future for all. The UN set them in 2015, as a part of the UN Resolution 70/1, to be achieved by the year 2030. What is SDG ..

Concerns on the use of facial recognition technology

India looks to install in place the world’s largest facial recognition system. According to the National Crime records bureau, the chief aim of the facial recognition system is to modernise the police force and make it easier to catch criminals and track missing person. Working of the facial recognition system The NCRB has laid down ..

Good Governance Index as a tool to improve governance

Good governance refers to an effective and efficient process of decision making and process by which decisions are implemented keeping in mind the amelioration of citizens on top. Good governance index (GGI) which has been recently launched is a tool to help assess the status of governance in the country. It has been launched on ..


E-commerce market growth & hindrances

The e-commerce market is poised to grow to $84 billion in 2021, as per the reports of Deloitte and Retailer’s Association of India’s Unravelling the Indian consumer report of February 2019. It is expected to reach to $200 billion by 2026 and this growth is the result of factors which include rising penetration off internet ..

National Population Register & its linkage with National Register of Citizens

The Central Government has approved the National Population Register (NPR) for over Rs 3900 crore. It comes in the backdrop of the protests over the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens. The NPR is being viewed as the first step towards the NRC. What is the National Population Register ..