Important Issues

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 ...
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All you need to know about Nipah virus

According to WHO, the Nipah virus infection is a newly emerging zoonosis, that is, a disease transmitted from animals to ...
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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 ...
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EU GDPR: The implications for Indian companies

Context: The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect from 25 May, envisages strict rules for ...
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The transatlantic variants

Context: • With the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on May 25, 2018. • The absence ...
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Foreign Policy

Context: • In India’s evolving foreign policy imagination, the pursuit of power and influence seems to eclipse the country’s traditions ...
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Indore is India’s ‘cleanest city’ yet again.

Context: The union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs declared Indore as the cleanest among 4,203 urban local bodies (ULBs) ...
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‘Cauvery Water Management Scheme, 2018′

Context: Three months after the Supreme Court’s February 16 order apportioning the Cauvery waters amongst four riparian states in Southern ...
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First fruit of Insolvency Law

Context: The first major resolution under India’s new Insolvency and Bankruptcy law went through last week, with Tata Steel announcing ...
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Gender bias caused ‘excess’ deaths of girls under 5: Lancet study

Context: There have been 2,39,000 “excess deaths” per year of girls under the age of five in India, and 29 ...
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NIDM Centre to help Southern States

Context: The Vice President of India, has said that Southern parts of the country are prone to multiple disaster challenges ...
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What’s in an election?

A democratic society: A democratic society is defined by its elections. The principle of one person, one vote (with some ...
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‘Informal Summit’ in Wuhan

Context: Expecting a possible reset of ties between India and China in the wake of the ‘informal summit’ in Wuhan ...
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Steering reform in clogged courts

Context The spotlight was on the Bombay High Court in early May when one of its judges sat well past ...
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Electric vehicles don’t need a government push

Context: The Union government makes no bones about its intent to promote electric vehicles (EVs). However, it would do well ...
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National Policy on Biofuels – 2018

Context: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved National Policy on Biofuels – 2018 ...
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Domestic Violence Act applies after divorce too

Context: The Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that the Domestic Violence Act, intended to safeguard women against marital abuse, ...
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Multiple threats to Himalayan biodiversity

Context: The Indian Himalayas, which constitute about 12% of the country’s landmass, is home to about 30.16% of its fauna ...
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Pokhran II, twenty years later

Context: Twenty years ago, on May 11, 1998, India took a leap into the unknown world of nuclear weapon powers ...
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Limit trans fats to 1% of calorie intake to keep diseases at bay

Context: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended that adults and children should consume a maximum of 10% of their ...
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