Green Shoots of Economic Growth

Naveen P. Singh & Ranjith P.C, ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, observe that agriculture would play a major role in achieving $5-trillion economy dream of India. Important Analysis Economic Survey reveals the India’s dream to become $5-trillion economy by 2024. The document lays down a clear strategy to augment the growth of […]

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Latest News & Updates

News Snippets for July

LIBRA Facebook is leaping into the world of cryptocurrency with its owm digital  money called Libra. It is described as anew global currency . The initiative has the potential to allow more than a billion unbanked people around the world access to online commerce and financial services. For Facebook announced a dedicated wallet called calibra. […]

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NEED FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT POLICY IN INDIA

Hyperconsumption is a curse of our modern times. Humans generate monumental amounts of waste, a sizeable portion of which is disposed in landfills and through waste-to-energy incinerators. However, billions of tonnes of garbage, including microplastics, never make it to landfills or incinerators and end up in the oceans. This garbage chokes marine life and disturbs […]

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TRICKERIES OF MONEY BILL

A Bill is said to be a Money Bill if it only contains provisions related to taxation, borrowing of money by the government, expenditure from or receipt to the Consolidated Fund of India. Bills that only contain provisions that are incidental to these matters would also be regarded as Money Bills. Article 110 of the Indian […]

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FIRST PAST THE POST SYSTEM

A first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system is one in which voters indicate on a ballot the candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins. This is sometimes described as winner takes all. First-past-the-post voting is a plurality voting method. FPTP is a common, but not universal, feature of electoral systems with single-member electoral divisions, and is practised in close […]

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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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