'Environment' being one of the favourite areas for UPSC, it is necessary to analyse the details of recent hot topics or controversies. Gadgil report and Kasturirangan report related with the Western Ghats hence deserves much attention for UPSC Prelims, Mains and Interview. This post is longer … [Read more...] about Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats
Archives for January 2014
Capital punishment remains and will remain as a hot topic across the world. It is not easy to reach a consensus on the question " Should death penalty be abolished?". There are countries which abolished it. India is one among the countries where death penalty exists, but now only for the "rarest of … [Read more...] about Capital Punishment, Mercy Pleas and the Supreme Court
In this post, we shall see the meaning of two important terms often cited in Supreme Court Judgments ie. Procedure Established by Law and Due Process of Law. The former is Indian constitutional doctrine and the latter is American, but now the boundaries are very narrow. Let's start our discussion … [Read more...] about Procedure Established by Law vs Due Process of Law
You might have seen news headlines like "Indian rupee falling" or "Rupee falls to Rs.70 against US dollar". Have you ever wondered why rupee is falling? Who fixes the value of the Indian rupee as Rs.70 per 1 US dollar? Let's us discuss in this post a few confusing concepts in economics related to … [Read more...] about Rupee Devaluation or Depreciation: How does it affect Export and Import?
What exactly is Corporate governance? Before going deep into the topic, let's first understand the structure of a company or corporation. There are a few entities which revolve around most companies and those include owners (shareholders), the board of directors, management and the stakeholders such … [Read more...] about Corporate Governance
Food processing is the transformation of raw ingredients into food, or of food into other forms (ie. food processing may denote direct manufacturing of food or value addition on existing food). Food processing typically takes harvested crops or butchered animal products and uses these to produce … [Read more...] about Food Processing and Related Industries in India
Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSSs) are special purpose grants (or loans) extended by the Central Government to States to encourage and motivate State governments to plan and implement programmes that help attain national goals and objectives. Examples of national goals and objectives include … [Read more...] about Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS)
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) on January 7, 2014. The programme will comprehensively address the health needs of the near 25 crore adolescents, who account for over 21% of the country’s population. RKSK will include a sharp focus on … [Read more...] about Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) and RMNCH+A
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved another milestone as it successfully launched the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D5) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. GSLV launch is a great achievement as it used indigenous developed … [Read more...] about GSLV D5, GSAT 14, Cryogenic Technology and ISRO
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