Unique Civil Times Snippets for April 2019

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has named State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs), which in other words mean banks that are too big to fail. Implications As per the norms, these banks will have to set aside more capital for their continued operation. RBI comes with the list every year since 2015. Inclusion in D-SIB indicates that failure of […]

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Latest News & Updates

Latest News,Updates, Current Affairs And Breaking Stories

Concept of Eco-Sensitive Zones The Environment Protection Act, 1986 neither mentions nor defines the word “Eco-sensitive Zones”. It has been derived from the following sections of the given Act. The section 3(2)(v) of the Act, says that Central Government can restrict areas in which any industries, operations or processes shall not be carried out or […]

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Indian Women in Parliament

SIGNIFICANCE OF WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT

While the global average for Women in Parliament stands at 22.4%, India is at the 103rd place out of 140 countries with women occupying just 66 seats in the 543 member Lok Sabha that is a mere 12% representation and Rajya Sabha female MPs constitutes just 11.5 per cent of the total members. Within Asia, […]

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Ecology and Environment

Rise in Man-Animal Conflict

According to the Ministry of Environment, 1,144 people were killed by tigers or elephants between April 2014 and February 2017 – that’s more than one human every day. While most of these incidents are accidents, unchecked escalation of such conflicts does not benefit the cause of conservation. If people who live around forest areas see […]

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Social Protection to Vulnerable

Poverty to Vulnerability: Rethinking Social Protection

It is being said that India is no longer a poor country but it is now more unequal and vulnerable with pockets of deep poverty and its prosperity will depend to a large extent on how its social protection system evolves and catches up with its diversity and demography. India’s social protection system needs to […]

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Economic Data

Trend of Hiding the National Data

Over the past two weeks, headlines have focussed on declining employment between 2011-12 and 2016-17; loss of jobs under the National Democratic Alliance government, particularly post-demonetisation; and the government’s refusal to release a report using the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) documenting this decline, leading to resignations of two members of the National Statistical Commission. In a […]

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Education in Employment

Relevance of Education in Employment

Greater access to quality tertiary education helps create greater and more decent job opportunities for young men and women in developing countries. However, in spite of rising education and rising aspirations, labour markets and social norms constrain women, almost as if they are all dressed up for a party with nowhere to go. Relevance of […]

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Ayodhya Dispute: Chronology – Post Independence India

The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case is centered around a controversial piece of land in the Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh where Lord Ram (as believed by Hindus) was born. Hereby, discussing in brief the dispute with proper chronology. What is the Ayodhya dispute? The Ayodhya dispute is at the heart of the Hindu-Muslim communal rift. For more […]

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Latest News & Updates

Snippets, Breaking News for March 2019

Art and Culture AP village yearn to revive historic temple Villagers in Motupalli seek to revive a historic temple of Veerabhadraswamy located in the village. Motupalli village is located in the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh in Chinnaganjam mandal of Prakasam district. Veerabhadraswamy (form of Lord Shiva) temple was built during the reign of Chola […]

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News Summaries, Understanding Articles 370 and many more

News Summaries  Understanding Articles 370, 35A in context of recent Ordinance on reservation Subject: Indian Polity Sub-topic: Provisions related to J&K A recent central ordinance, which extends reservation to SCs and STs in J&K, throws the spotlight on Article 35A, as well as Article 370 from which it derives. What is Article 370? Included in […]

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