Summary Introduction: The rural economy is a vital component of the ecosystem and accounts for the 70percent of employment and 50percent of the GDP with agriculture being the main driver of the rural economy Rural sector is mainly driven by the unorganized sector and various different factors. Cash dominates in terms of transactions and […]
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Why in News? Afghanistan’s president Mr. Ashraf Ghani concluded a successful visit to India recently India is considering to scale up security ties with Afghanistan by: – training Afghani forces – supplying military hardware This is a shift of India’s stand on role in Afghanistan for only providing development assistance India has offered Afghanistan an […]
Brief History of Indo- Pakistan Relations: Important events Post-independence, the following decade was marked with hostilities between the two nations majorly over the question of claim over Kashmir Consequently, a war broke out in 1965, won by India The war was ended and peace was brought, although for a brief period, by the Tashkent agreement […]
The issue: GST (one hundred and twenty-second constitutional amendment) bill has been passed in the lok sabha and Rajya sabha. It heralds the first significant step towards the indirect tax reform in India. It is a tax levied when a consumer buys a good or service. It is meant to be a single, comprehensive tax […]
Background: Recently, in seoul, China vetoed the proposal to grant India, entry into Nuclear suppliers group(NSG) . However, India successfully is a member of MTCR(Missile Technology Control Regime) . The failure to get the NSG is being seen as an avoidable diplomatic failure, and on the other hand, MTCR is being seen as […]
The Issue: Fire works tragedy in puttangal devi temple in kollam, Kerala Several people killed and several others injured Could the tragedy have been avoided? The authorities have taken it for granted Authority of the district administration should have taken all precautions through Standard operating procedures(SoP) Powerful local interests were interested in carrying out the […]
The issue: One of the worst water crisis in the recent past Drinking water situation alarming Reservoirs level shrinking In the 91 major reservoirs across India, water levels on an average are at 25pc of its capacity Western States are facing acute drought- marathwada, Latur etc Southern States like Karnataka, Telangana etc have reservoir capacity […]
FACTS: The government has allowed 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in online retail of goods and services under the “marketplace model” through the automatic route, seeking to legitimize existing businesses of e-commerce companies operating in India. It also notified new rules which could potentially end the discount wars, much to the disappointment of consumers. This […]
Prime Minister Modi has suggested having simultaneous elections to legislative assemblies and the Lok Sabha. Report of standing committee on parliament also suggests having simultaneous elections Therefore issue has again gained traction from the time it was last discussed in 2010 The issues with the present system are: High cost of the elections Multi-phase […]
FACTS Premium for: horticulture crops reduced from 25pc to 5pc Kharif crop decreased from 15pc earlier to 2pc Rabi crop decreased from 15pc earlier to 1.5pc Expected subsidy bill for the govt is around Rs7000cr.To be shared between centre and states in 50:50 ratio. Targets to cover 50pc of the farmers Govt cieling on max […]