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    RBI’s Efforts for Financial Inclusion

    10/30/2015

    Financial Inclusion

    Efforts pursued by the RBI for financial inclusion are: No frills accounts In many banks, the requirement of minimum balance and charges levied, although accompanied by a number of free facilities, de ......

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    Financial inclusion- problems in delivery

    10/23/2015

    Financial Inclusion

    The financial inclusion can be seen to have two categories of barriers, viz., demand and supply side barriers. The factors that drive these barriers are listed as under: Demand Side Barriers: The barr ......

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    Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020

    10/13/2015

    External Sector

    Released by Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the major highlights of the policy are as follows: Increase exports to USD 900 billion by 2019-20, from USD 466 billion in 2013-14 Raise India ......

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    Volatality in oil prices

    10/13/2015

    Energy

    THE recent volatility in global stock markets, the slowdown in China and the yuan devaluation have all combined to create a situation of uncertainty about the future of the world economy. As far as In ......

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    Manufacturing Sector: Hurdles and Responses

    10/3/2015

    Industry

    The importance The manufacturing sector is crucial for employment generation and development of an economy. Historically, the development processes have witnessed a trend of people shifting from agric ......

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    Police Reforms in India

    10/24/2015

    Internal Security

    The very fact that the present system of policing is governed by Centuries' old "Police Act of 1861" which is still in force, gives a clear idea about the necessity of police reforms in ......

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    Global Peace Index

    10/13/2015

    External Security

    India ranks a lowly 143rd on a Global Peace Index, lagging way behind the likes of Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with Iceland emerging as the most peaceful nation in the world. According to ......

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    Cyber Security – A Global view

    10/13/2015

    Cyber Security

    The liberal dream of a neutral cyberspace is dead and the foreign threat detectors are conspiratorial and selective. Like the US, India’s threat detecting agencies must refrain from operating in ......

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    Why India needs a uniform civil code?

    10/19/2015

    Directive Principles

    Although, the necessity of a uniform civil code has had been discussed and debated in this country many times in the past, yet this debate seems to have resurrected once again in the wake of Supreme C ......

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    NJAC - A Flawed Piece of Legislation?

    10/19/2015

    Judiciary

    India as a democracy has adopted a parliamentary system of the government which is governed by some of the basic tenets of parliamentary democracy; chief among them is the Independence of the judiciar ......

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    Environment as right

    10/13/2015

    Fundamental Rights

    United Nations designated June 5 as World Environment Day for raising the level of global awareness. A safe environment is the sum total of many factors. It is a goal that cannot be achieved without b ......

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    Democracy and Dissent - Indian case

    10/13/2015

    Indian Democracy

    In a democratic society, the need to accept difference of opinion is an essential ingredient of plurality.Dissent as a right has been accepted by the Supreme Court under right of the freedom of speech ......

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    Section 144 of CrPC - online curfew

    10/13/2015

    Fundamental Rights

    Last month, the Patel community's demand for job quotas dramatically caught the nation's attention. Their agitation in Gujarat reminded of the dangers of Mandal politics, in which castes and c ......

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    Governance - An Analytical View

    10/13/2015

    Governance

    During his US visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed to his audience: “Reform in governance is my No 1 priority. We are for simplified procedures, speedy decision making, transparency and ......

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    Case of Chandigarh

    10/13/2015

    Chandigarh

    The Union Territory of Chandigarh is also a case in point. From 1952 to 1966, Chandigarh was the capital of Punjab and its citizens were represented in the state's Legislative Assembly. A Chief Co ......

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    Environment Laws

    10/13/2015

    Environmental Legislations

    Top environment experts have questioned the recommendations of the government-appointed committee-TSR subramanian panelto suggest changes to six existing environment and forest laws. The high-powered ......

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    US-Pakistan Civil Nuclear Deal

    10/30/2015

    Multilateral Issues

    India and Pakistan share unique historic relations which undergo through the cycles of tensions and peace. Their relation not only impacts them alone but has a significant influence on the geopolitics ......

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    Need for a National Consensus

    10/1/2015

    Foreign Policy of India

    How does a democratic polity build up a sustainable, durable consensus, especially in matters of national security, including foreign and defence policies? This is a problem that all democratic societ ......

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    Strategic Significance Of GSLV Launch

    10/13/2015

    Space

    The technologically complex cryogenic propulsion system is the zealously guarded preserve of only a handful of advanced space-faring countries which are not willing to transfer the technology of this ......

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    Mental Health Problems

    10/13/2015

    Health

    Mental health problems are more common than cancer and heart diseases combined.Despite high prevalence of mental disorders (58.2 to 73 per thousand population), more than 80 per cent of persons suffer ......

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    Centre Announces Steps To Boost Renewable Energy

    10/13/2015

    Renewable Energy

    Giving a fillip to the country’s renewable energy programme, the Centre has taken a slew of decisions in a span of six months to boost “clean energy” in the country. These decisions ......

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    National Encryption Policy

    10/13/2015

    Information Technology

    Social media is not only reducing social barriers by connecting people on strength of human values but also stopping governments from committing errors. Discuss the statement in light of controversial ......

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    Draft Encryption Policy and Regulation of Technology

    10/13/2015

    Information Technology

    Centre has recently released a draft encryption policy which was modified and later withdrawn. There are many things to learn from this incident. The negative feedback that the policy received highlig ......

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    ASTROSAT - An Analysis

    10/13/2015

    Space

    Significance With successful launch of Astrosat, India becomes the first country in the developing world to have its very own telescope in space. Till date, Indian astronomers had to rely on internati ......

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    Refugee Crisis in Europe

    10/13/2015

    Europe

    Europe is grappling for answers to its worst refugee crisis since World War-II with the crisis testing the unity of the 28-nation European Union and fuelling anti-immigration sentiment. European Union ......

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    Response and Possible Impact to the Russian Bombing

    10/13/2015

    Syria

    United States has harshly criticised the Russian bombing. It will lead Russia into a “quagmire”. For Secretary Carter, the bombing by Russia is a recipe for disaster. The US, Saudi Arabia, ......

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    Expanding Role Of Military In Japan

    10/13/2015

    Japan

    The Japanese constitution, also known as the "Postwar Constitution"or the "Peace Constitution" was enacted on 3 May 1947,is most characteristic and famous for the renunciation of t ......

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    Europe faces Migrant Problem

    10/13/2015

    Europe

    As European countries grapple with record numbers of desperate refugees and migrants clamouring to enter Europe, the continent's cherished system of borderless travel is increasingly at risk. Germ ......

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    Scramble for the Arctic

    10/13/2015

    Arctic

    With warming seas creating new opportunities at the top of the world, nations are scrambling over the Arctic — its territorial waters, transit routes and especially, its natural resources &mdash ......

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    Nepal Constitution

    10/13/2015

    Nepal

    Nepal’s Constituent Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a new constitution after seven years of painstaking efforts and deliberations, splitting the country into seven federal provinces. The co ......

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