Report Card on Left Wing Extremist Hit States

Report Card on Left Wing Extremist Hit States

GS3: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.   What is the issue? Government actions on Naxal hit areas have resulted in shrinkage of violence in a great geographical spread. BACKGROUND The term Naxal derives from...

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India as an Innovation Economy

India as an Innovation Economy

GS3: Indian Economy and issues around it   What is the issue? The gravity of business growth is shifting from capital to creativity, and in this, the market belongs to the most vigorous innovator. In this context, here is an assessment on the challenges and...

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NCRB’s Prison Statistics India 2016

NCRB’s Prison Statistics India 2016

GS2: powers, functions and responsibilities of various Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies What is the issue? The Prison Statistics India 2016 report was published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) some time back. The lack of certain...

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Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Bihar and Malnutrition

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Bihar and Malnutrition

GS2: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   What is the issue? The outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar has led to close to 350 cases and around 100 deaths. While...

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Libyan Crisis and the aftermath

Libyan Crisis and the aftermath

GS2: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian diaspora.   What is the issue? The Tripoli based government of Libya has decided to launch a peace initiative. Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj of the...

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A High Powered Committee to be set up for Agriculture

A High Powered Committee to be set up for Agriculture

GS2: Agriculture reforms, issues and related constraints.   What is the issue? Prime Minister announced a high powered committee to recommend structural reforms in agriculture, at the 5th meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog. BACKGROND Indian...

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Need for the Simultaneous Election

Need for the Simultaneous Election

GS2: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive   What is the issue? The Centre has decided to form a committee to examine the issue of conducting the simultaneous elections. BACKGROUND The “One Nation, One Election” idea envisages a system where...

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Agricultural Credit in India and issues around

Agricultural Credit in India and issues around

GS3: agricultural produce and issues and related constraints   What is the issue? Recently, there is an intense discussion on the strategies needed for addressing farmer distress in India. Among others, assured and greater access to institutional credit has been...

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India’s Foreign Policy Challenges and Prospects

India’s Foreign Policy Challenges and Prospects

GS2: India’s neighbourhood and bilateral relations.   What is the issue? Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s massive electoral mandate should add to India’s muscle as he strides onto the world stage in his second term. But the world’s a bad-tempered place these days...

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