The recent Kerala floods have showcased the dangers of surplus water accumulation in dams. In this context, it is necessary to understand the role of dams in controlling floods and to analyze various measures taken by the government for dam safety in India.
Pakistan has invited Saudi Arabia to join $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as the 3rd strategic partner. A formal invitation was made in this regard after Pakistan PM Imran Khan visited Saudi Arabia during his 1st foreign trip after getting elected.
There are growing instances of deaths while cleaning septic tanks and sewage treatment plants in several states. This highlights the need for better understanding the problems being faced by manual scavengers and addressing the challenges in the implementation of the manual scavenging law.
Minimum Support Price Scheme (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) is a centrally-sponsored scheme launched at the end of 2013-14 (during the 12th five-year plan) to ensure fair and remunerative price to MFP gatherers. Known as ‘Mechanism for marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and development of value chain for MFP’, the scheme was planned as a social safety initiative for MFP gatherers.
On September 20, 2018, U.S. and China have announced fresh tariffs on each other’s imports, aggravating the trade war further.
The European Union also joined the trade war recently, imposing tariffs on $3.3 billion…
The Drug Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) in July 2018 has recommended banning 343 “irrational” fixed-dose combination (FDC) drugs.
Social media has been playing a huge role in elections/politics these days. It can actually have an impact on the decision making of the people. In light of this fact, there is also a question arises whether this increasing role of social media in elections is good or has its own share of downsides?
The Law Commission of India has said that a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is “neither necessary nor desirable at this stage”. In this regard, enacting justified laws is more desirable than changing personal laws for bringing in ‘uniformity’.
In June 2018, US President Donald Trump announced that his country was going to establish a Space Force to fight in space alongside the military. It sparked a raging debate on a possible space war, with analysts pointing out…
In August 2018, Union Cabinet approved a policy framework that permits both private and government players to explore and exploit unconventional hydrocarbons including shale gas.
COMCASA is meant to provide a legal framework for the transfer of communication security equipment from the U.S. to India. It is the India specific version of CISMOA…
CSP was a socialist group within the Indian National Congress (INC). It was founded in 1934 by socialists such as Jayaprakash Narayan and Acharya Narendra Dev.