Climate change & Indian Economy

The farm sector in India is in distress and several state governments have responded with loan waivers, which could affect their fiscal math and the ability to push capital expenditure at a time when the Indian economy has slowed significantly. This comes after India faced deficient rainfall for two consecutive Read More …

The Napier Museum building

The Napier Museum building, with its unique architectural style, stands apart from all the other heritage structures in and around Thiruvananthapuram. Set in the sprawling grounds of the Public Gardens, the majestic structure is a fine specimen of Indo-Saracenic style in architecture. The advent of Indo-Saracenic style in erstwhile Travancore Read More …

The Private Detective Agencies (Regulation) Bill

Modern private detectives face complex challenges. Long gone are the likes of the ‘consultant genius’ at 221B, Baker Street, London, who pursued a case because it was “art for art’s sake”, or Philip Marlowe who could solve cases with his snappy repartees after downing a few pegs. Economic growth and Read More …

What is Selectorate Theory in political science?

This refers to a theory of politics which elaborates on how various kinds of political leaders capture and hold on to power. It states that leaders primarily care about nothing else but staying in power for as long as possible, and try to manoeuvre their actions accordingly. Further, it elaborates Read More …

FAQs on Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana “Saubhagya”

Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” a new scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas on 25th September, 2017. The following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) give a detailed Read More …

Modernisation of Police Forces

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for implementation of umbrella scheme of “Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF)” for years 2017-18 to 2019-20.   Salient Features: Special provision has been made under the Scheme for internal security, law and order, women security, availability of modern weapons, mobility of police forces, logistics Read More …

Bilateral Investment Treaty between India and Belarus

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing and ratification of the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) between the India and Belarus on Investments.  The Treaty is likely to increase investment flows between the two countries. The agreement is expected to improve the confidence of the investors resulting in an Read More …

Inter-bank Local Currency Credit Line Agreement and Cooperation Memorandum relating to Credit Ratings

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the signing of the (i) Interbank Local Currency Credit Line Agreement and (ii) Cooperation Memorandum Relating to Credit Ratings by Exim Bank with participating member banks under BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism. As both the Agreement and the MoU are umbrella pacts, and are non-binding in nature, Read More …