Nikhil Srivas - in his own words - belong to an average middle class who loves watching comedy shows or daily soaps rather than some news channel. He went to an average English medium school, where even the teachers can’t speak English. But he is no ordinary guy. Nikhil passed B.Tech from NIT … [Read more...] about Nikhil Srivas (CSE 2016 Rank 1016) UPSC Topper’s Interview – “Getting into Civil Services is not the end, but just a beginning”
Archives for September 2017
National Policy for Women – Will it Change the Status of Women in India?
The status of women in India had been declining from ancient to medieval times - before promotion of equal rights by various reformers. But even today, women face inequality and subjugation. It is in this regard National Policy on Women 2016 gains significance. National Policy for Women 2016 In … [Read more...] about National Policy for Women – Will it Change the Status of Women in India?
Winners of Huawei Honor Online Survey + Diwali Sale Offer
Huawei Honor Smartphone Team had collaborated with ClearIAS for R & D and had sought the participation of interested readers in an online survey, during the first week of August. Now, they have announced the names of the winners of the Huawei Honor Online Survey. Congratulations to all the … [Read more...] about Winners of Huawei Honor Online Survey + Diwali Sale Offer
Right To Recall – Can this clean up the Indian Political System?
In Indian democracy, the term of an MP or an MLA is 5 years (the term of the house). There exists no recourse for the electorate if they are unhappy with their elected representative. What if they have a right to recall legislators before the end of the term? What is Right to Recall? Recall refers … [Read more...] about Right To Recall – Can this clean up the Indian Political System?
16 Non-Traditional Security Issues India Should Worry About
End of the cold war and the rise of globalization has changed the concept of national security among the nations. As a consequence 'Non-Traditional Security Issues' are gaining the limelight against the traditional security issues. In this article, we discuss in detail about 16 non-traditional … [Read more...] about 16 Non-Traditional Security Issues India Should Worry About
Gene Editing – What is CRISPR-Cas9?
Gene editing or genome editing is a way of making specific changes to the DNA of a cell or organism. An enzyme cuts the DNA at a specific sequence, and when this is repaired by the cell a change or ‘edit’ is made to the sequence. Enzymes which cut DNA are known as engineered nucleases DNA is … [Read more...] about Gene Editing – What is CRISPR-Cas9?
Arbitration in India – Mechanism and Challenges
Arbitration in India is gaining importance given the overstressed judicial system with the huge pendency of cases. With a lot of commercial disputes, it's necessary to have a proper arbitration mechanism in place for faster resolution of issues. In this article, we discuss topics like the … [Read more...] about Arbitration in India – Mechanism and Challenges
India’s Free Trade Agreements – The ‘present’ and the ‘future’
Trade is of great importance to most nations in the modern world. Trade without barriers - free trade - is promoted by institutions like World Trade Organisation (WTO). In this background, as an emerging super power, India's Free Trade Agreements deserve special attention. In this article, let … [Read more...] about India’s Free Trade Agreements – The ‘present’ and the ‘future’
Gig Economy – What’s the problem with this new trend?
The term 'Gig Economy' is often in news these days. The trend toward a gig economy has begun. Why is it so controversial? Let's see. What is a Gig? A gig is a temporary contract job. It denotes a short-term contract or a freelance work as opposed to a permanent job. The contract employee gets paid … [Read more...] about Gig Economy – What’s the problem with this new trend?
Farmers’ Suicides in India – Reasons and Responses
India is an agrarian country with around 70% of its people depending directly or indirectly upon agriculture. But farmers' suicides in India is worrying. As per the Central Government despite a multi-pronged approach to improving income and social security of farmers, over 12,000 suicides were … [Read more...] about Farmers’ Suicides in India – Reasons and Responses