Designing financial products for women

Context: Marketers from a growing range of industries have gone to great lengths to create consumer markets that are segmented along gender lines—from soaps to two-wheel vehicles to vacation packages. However, financial services providers (FSPs) remain largely oblivious to the needs of women. Facts & Figures: Across the globe, a Read More …

Health and Nutrition Initiatives under Aspirational District Programme

Context: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Child Development, organized a one-day National Workshop for Orientation of District Officials of Aspirational Districts on Health and Nutrition. e-Mitra Mobile Application At the function, the State Health Ministers unveiled the Operational Guidelines on Aspirational Districts Read More …

Cross Border Insolvency

Context: The Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to recommend amendments to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code of India, 2016,  has submitted its 2nd Report to the Government, which deals with cross border insolvency. The ILC has recommended the adoption of  the UNCITRAL Model Law of Cross Border Read More …

How NRC echo reached Tripura?

Context: Kirit Pradyot Debbarman Manikya, son of the last King of Tripura, plans to move the Supreme Court demanding a National Register of Citizens on the lines of the NRC in Assam. Days earlier, the Supreme Court had issued a notice to the Centre on a similar plea from a forum called the Tripura Read More …

Global Hunger Index 2018

Context: India has been ranked at the 103rd position among 119 countries on the Global Hunger Index, says a report.  More about the Index: According to the report, prepared by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, India is among the 45 countries that have “serious levels of hunger”.  In 2017, India was Read More …

The power of non-alignment

Context: The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and its precursor, the Bandung Afro-Asian conference in 1955, were examples of soft balancing by weaker states towards great powers engaged in intense rivalry and conflict.  It was adopted a soft balancing strategy aimed at challenging the superpower excesses in a normative manner, hoping for preventing the Read More …