The RERA report card

Context: The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) came into effect (May 1 2017). There is still a long way to go before the real estate sector operates in an “efficient and transparent manner and protect the interest of consumers”, as set forth in the statute’s preamble. A Read More …

Do we need the office of the Governor?

Context: Decision to first invite the majority Party  to take a stab at forming the government was perhaps a legitimate exercise of his constitutional discretion. Understand the origins of the office of Governor: It is important to understand the origins of the office in the colonial British regime. Through the Read More …

Clean Air India Initiative

Context: Prime Minister of Netherlands, who is in India on a two-day visit, launched the ‘Clean Air India Initiative’ in the national capital. All about the Initiative: The campaign aims to curb air pollution in Indian cities by promoting partnerships between Indian start-ups and Dutch companies and build a network of entrepreneurs Read More …

Global warming may have ‘devastating’ effects on rice

Context: As carbon dioxide rises due to the burning of fossil fuels, rice will lose some of its protein and vitamin content, putting millions of people at risk of malnutrition, scientists warned. Value Edition: Global warming, climate change and particularly greenhouse gases — carbon dioxide — can have an impact Read More …

What is hepatitis control all about?

What is it? The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “… it is a serious health concern in India, with over a crore people suffering from hepatitis C.  A WHO release says hepatitis is preventable and Read More …

AI on the Brink of Revolutionising Banking and Insurance of the Future

Context: Mankind’s quest for Artifical Intelligence (AI) has driven development from times immemorial. It dates back to the architectural astronomy instruments in India to Abacus of Mesopotamia; from mechanical triggering of medieval cannons in China to the emergence of the big World Wide Web; and finally to the 21st century when Read More …