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    Caste census

    12/10/2018

    Policy

    Brief History of Caste Census: As the 2011 Census approached, demands for inclusion of data on caste in Census reached a crescendo. P. Chidambaram, the Union Home Minister at the time, was opposed to ......

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    Green Revolution

    12/10/2018

    Agriculture

    A team of experts sponsored by the Ford Foundation was invited by the Government of India in the latter half of the Second Five Year Plan to suggest ways and means to increase agricultural production ......

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    Why a National Rubber policy is needed

    12/10/2018

    Policy

    Introduction: The long awaited release of the government’s first ever report on a national rubber policy (NRP) has still not come out. Apparently, differences of opinion among members of the expert co ......

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    Role of Open data in governance

    12/8/2018

    Policy

    The application of data and their assimilation with solving social problems, enabling better governance and powering elected governments to serve their citizens better is ushering in a new revolution. ......

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    A critical analysis of MGNREGA in India

    12/2/2018

    Policy

    What is MGNREGA? The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is a employment guarantee act It was introduced in 2005 through the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005. ......

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    National Policy on biofuel

    11/28/2018

    Policy

    National policy on Biofuels primarily tries to address supply-side issues that have discouraged the production of biofuels within the country. It allows for a wider variety of raw materials to be used ......

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    Importance of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership for India

    11/24/2018

    Policy

    Introduction: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between ASEAN and Six countries. The countries of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASE ......

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    Credit stimulus to MSMEs

    11/20/2018

    Policy

    Introduction: The Centre has announced an important credit stimulus package for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Among the many sops doled out under the new scheme, Prime Minister Narendr ......

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    Credit stimulus to MSMEs

    11/19/2018

    Policy

    Introduction: The Centre has announced an important credit stimulus package for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Among the many sops doled out under the new scheme, Prime Minister Narendr ......

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    Monetary Policy in India

    11/14/2018

    Policy

    Monetary policy refers to the policy of the central bank with regard to the use of monetary instruments under its control to achieve the goals specified in the Act. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is ......

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    Reinventing Public Private Partnerships

    8/7/2018

    Infrastructure

    With private investments failing to pick up speed, and with its own finances under strain because of increased payments, the government has to budget for its employees. The Union government is likely ......

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    Towards a National Employment Policy

    8/7/2018

    Unemployment

    An inter-ministerial committee has been constituted to draft the National Employment Policy and consultations have been held with various stakeholders including ministries, state governments, trade un ......

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    Wage policy in India - Evolution and Dynamics

    5/26/2018

    Industry

    The Indian Constitution has defined a 'living wage' that is the level of income for a worker which will ensure a basic standard of living including good health, dignity, comfort, education and provide ......

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    RESOLVING THE NPA CRISIS IN INDIAN BANKS

    10/9/2016

    Banking

    The Economic Survey of 2015-16 acknowledges that one of the critical challenges confronting the Indian economy is ‘the twin balance sheet’ problem. The balance sheets of both public sector banks (PSBs ......

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    Aviation Sector In India And New Draft Policy

    6/30/2016

    Transport

    The aviation industry in India has evolved significantly over the last couple of decades. Indian aviation sector is presently ranked among the top ten aviation markets in the world And there is possib ......

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    Critical Evaluation of FDI policy

    6/15/2016

    External Sector

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a direct investment into production or business in a country by an individual or company of another country, either by buying a company in the target country or by e ......

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    Industrial Policy of India

    6/2/2016

    Industry

    India is the first non-communist country in the world to have an Industrial Policy. This is because India follows a mixed economy and Industrial Policy is a typical character of a mixed economy. It is ......

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    Entrepreneurship in India (Start-up India Policy)

    5/30/2016

    Growth and development

    The Indian entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon, the business genes go far back into the Harappan age which had both land and sea business dealings. Subsequent millenniums did not dampen the bu ......

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    SEZ Policy

    3/10/2016

    Industry

    What was the need of such a policy? • The SEZ Policy of India came in to existence because the economic reforms promulgated and implemented in the early 1990s did not resulted in the overall growth of ......

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    National Urea Policy, 2015

    2/19/2016

    Agriculture

    About Policy 1. This policy was approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in 2015 with the main focus to help in facilitating new investments in the sector, particularly by way of new p ......

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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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    CONSTITUTIONALITY OF AADHAAR

    11/26/2018

    Service delivery

    Context The range of petitioners who went to court challenging the constitutionality of the UID project raised a spectrum of issues: “seeding” the number in multiple databases and the enhanced power t ......

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    NEW EDUCATION POLICY DRAFT CLASHES WITH RTE

    6/26/2017

    Governance

    Background • The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which represents the consequential legislation envisaged under Article 21-A, means that every child has a right to ......

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    Healthcare in India- Reaching the Last Mile

    11/19/2018

    Health

    Healthcare in India has been always a critical factor hindering it’s developmental dynamics. There are multiple factors including lifestyles that influence the burden of disease. The burden of communi ......

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    Anganwadi Centres: The key pillar of Poshan Abhiyan

    11/14/2018

    Policy

    The prime minister recently said, “One cannot build a strong building on a weak foundation. Similarly, if the children of the country are weak, the progress of the country will also slow down”. India ......

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    Issues of Reservation

    5/13/2018

    Caste system

    While reservation is an effective tool for social mobility, we cannot remain oblivious to the fact that it has strengthened and institutionalised a caste-based identity.Dr. Ambedkar had himself said t ......

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    Labor policy issues in India

    1/20/2017

    Social security

    Labour policy reforms in India are due for a long time, as the context in which they were framed has changed drastically. The Laws framed mainly to cater the manufacturing sector, do not address the p ......

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    Child Labour - Government Response

    10/13/2015

    Status of Children

    Child labour is preferred an account of low wages and also because children are obedient, submissive, trouble free and are prepared to do all types of work without demanding over time, medical benefit ......

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    National Biofuel Policy

    11/3/2018

    Environmental Legislations

    The policy encourages the generation and use of biofuels such as ethanol. It primarily tries to address supply-side issues that have discouraged the production of biofuels within the country. Salient ......

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    National Biofuel Policy 2018

    9/27/2018

    Pollution

    As per Paris agreement, India has declared use of 40% non fossil fuel by 2030 as INDC. To attain this biofuel policy is key. National bio fuel policy 2018 is a way to achieve it. Provisions :- propose ......

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    National Policy on Biofuels 2018

    5/25/2018

    Renewable Energy

    The Union Cabinet has approved National Policy on Biofuels 2018 that seeks to not only help farmers dispose of their surplus stock in an economic manner but also reduce India’s oil-import dependence. ......

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    National Forest Policy, 2018 draft

    3/16/2018

    Biodiversity

    Seeking to replace the country’s 30-year-old national forest policy, the Centre has come out with a new draft policy which calls for promoting urban greens, public private partnership models for affor ......

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    DRAFT NATIONAL WIND-SOLAR HYBRID POLICY

    6/20/2017

    Renewable Energy

    The government has released the draft National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy which aims at providing a framework to promote large grid connected wind-solar PV system for optimal and efficient utilisation o ......

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    Smart City Mission

    11/14/2018

    Urbanisation

    In the approach to the Smart Cities Mission, the objective is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment ......

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    Himachal Pradesh Industrial Policy - 1996

    12/8/2018

    Economy

    Himachal Pradesh Industrial Policy - 1996 1. Background Himachal Pradesh, since attaining state hood in 1971, has adopted an approach of balanced inter-sectoral development to that the goal of raising ......

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    HIMACHAL PRADESH MINERAL POLICY-2013

    9/1/2018

    Economy

    HIMACHAL PRADESH MINERAL POLICY-2013 INTRODUCTION Minerals are non-renewable natural resources essential for mankind and backbone of economic growth of any country. The progressive industrialization a ......

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    IT policy of H.P. and its role in governance

    8/11/2018

    Polity

    Introduction Information Technology (IT) has undoubtedly emerged as an important driving force in today’s global economy. IT has completely transformed the way of human life. Information Technology is ......

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