The government is thinking of a plan to sell LPG blended with methanol, which could facilitate reduction in its cooking gas subsidy by 1/3rd of its current prices. The plan is to manufacture methanol from abundantly available low-quality coal and other bio resources, and also produce it synthetically. The project would be implemented by the NITI Aayog.
Various experts have been demanding a revision of India’s nuclear doctrine which they claim to be not in tune with the current realities and security situations.
Recently the 4th summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) was held in Kathmandu with the release of an 18 point declaration.
Recently, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation came up with the guidelines for drones that seeks to create opportunities in the Indian civil aviation sector. The government has established a regulatory framework for drone operations including commercial usage. The regulatory framework will come into force from December 1, 2018. It is the date from when civilian use of drones becomes legal in India.
Recently, Union cabinet gave its approval for Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 which aims at better protecting and promoting human rights in the country. The bill seeks to amend Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.
A recent survey points out that the women participation in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine) is only around 14%. This suggests that many of our best brains that showed the maximum potential do not pick research as their career.
Andhra Pradesh government announced that the State would fully adopt Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF). This is an unprecedented transformation towards sustainable agriculture at such a massive scale. India could consider replicating the model for the country.
The Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto has often pointed out that a modern market economy requires a strong system of property rights. It is in this light it is essential to look at the land records management and its digitization in India.