INDIA’S BILATERAL RELATIONS ISSUES UPSC IAS

Cultural and intellectual interaction has been a bedrock of soft diplomacy for creating robust bilateral relationship among various countries. In the absence of formal government bilateral talks, cultural and intellectual interaction helps in improving bilateral relations. Diplomatically, there can be ups & downs and at those times cultural and...

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COMPANIES AMENDMENT BILL 2017 UPSC IAS

Corporate governance broadly refers to the mechanisms, relations, and processes by which a corporation is controlled and is directed. Recently passed Company (Amendment) Bill 2017 makes major changes in company act 2013 and is aimed at strengthening corporate governance standards, providing for strict action against defaulting companies and improving...

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LIGO UPSC IAS

Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is the instrument which detected the Gravitational Waves for the first time. Gravitational Waves (G-Waves) are the ripple in space-time fabric which is produced when any number of mass collide themselves. Though all colliding masses produce G-Waves, but present LIGO is capable enough only...

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GST SUGGESTIONS

GST will be inflationary, especially if the effective tax rate is higher than what prevailed before. For instance, Singapore saw a spike in inflation in 1994 when it introduced the GST. That makes it all the more important for administrators to keep tabs on how prices move after imposition...

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LAND TITLING UPSC IAS

Land titling is a form of land reform in which private individuals and families are given formal property rights for land which they have previously occupied informally or used on the basis of customary land tenure.   Land is one of the most controversial subjects in India. The lack...

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WETLANDS CONSERVATION UPSC IAS

Wetland (conservation and management) rules 2017 introduces decentralisation approach in wetland conservation and management. It envisages a State Wetland Authorities (SWA) under supervision of National Wetland Committee (NWC) to regulate the activities in wetland areas and ensure prohibition of hazardous non-wetland activities. The new rules replaces the 2010 Wetland...

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DECLINE OF WTO UPSC IAS

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments.   Recently, 11th Ministerial conference of WTO...

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CRIME AGAINST WOMEN IN INDIA UPSC IAS

The crime statistics recently released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows an increase of 12.4% in the reported cases of rape from 34,651 cases in 2015 to 38,947 in 2016. The capital city continued to have a major share of reported cases of rape — 13,803, followed...

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DECRIMINALIZATION OF INDIAN POLITICS UPSC IAS

The participation of anybody involved in criminal doings, minor or major in the political functioning of the country is termed as leading to “criminalisation of politics”. Criminalisation of politics is one of the major concerns in India as every third MP in the 16th Lok Sabha has criminal charges...

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