Green Hydrogen: Potential, Issues and Solutions – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The cost of green hydrogen made by electrolysis is estimated to be around ₹350 per kg and the Centre plans to bring it down to ₹160 per kg by 2029-30. Addressing the International Climate Summit 2021 held recently, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries (RIL), said, “Efforts are on globally to make green hydrogen the… Continue reading Green Hydrogen: Potential, Issues and Solutions – Explained, pointwise

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Afghan immigrants and India’s refugee policy – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction After the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, many Afghans, including minorities, are looking for asylum in India. There are already 15,000-18,000 Afghan refugees in India, according to experts. Recently, Afghan immigrants started camping outside the UNHCR office in Delhi, demanding refugee status along with other demands. Earlier, the ethnic… Continue reading Afghan immigrants and India’s refugee policy – Explained, pointwise

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The ILO report and Social protection in India – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction India is one of the largest welfare states in the world. But India, so far failed to provide social welfare to most of its vulnerable citizens.  Recently, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has released a report titled ‘World Social Protection Report 2020–22’. The report provides a global overview of recent… Continue reading The ILO report and Social protection in India – Explained, pointwise

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Challenges associated with the functioning of Police – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Police forces have the authority to exercise force to maintain law and order in a state. However, this power may be misused in several ways. Recently, the CJI observed that Custodial violence and other police atrocities still prevail in our society despite various constitution safeguards. Further, the police investigation in… Continue reading Challenges associated with the functioning of Police – Explained, pointwise

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The Loan Melas Conundrum- Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Union Finance Minister recently asked public sector banks (PSBs) to give credit through outreach programs in every district of the county and referred to the 2019 “loan melas” undertaken by banks across 400 districts. The finance minister first pushed lenders(PSBs) to reach out to customers and signal their willingness to… Continue reading The Loan Melas Conundrum- Explained, pointwise

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Implications of the rise of Taliban for India – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE→ Introduction For the first time, the Indian government has publicly acknowledged that the Indian Ambassador met with the head of the Taliban’s political office. The meeting took place at the Embassy of India, Doha, at the request of the Taliban side. The rapid collapse of the Afghan government and the triumphant… Continue reading Implications of the rise of Taliban for India – Explained, pointwise

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[Yojana August Summary] Indian Bureaucracy – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE→ Introduction Bureaucracy is the backbone of the administrative machinery of the country. Indian Bureaucracy forms the permanent executive branch of the government. They have played a crucial role in many national activities such as the conduct of free and fair elections, disaster response, construction and maintenance of critical infrastructures such as… Continue reading [Yojana August Summary] Indian Bureaucracy – Explained, pointwise

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Issues Associated with the Oil Palm Promotion – Explained, Pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE→ Introduction Recently, the government announced National Mission on Edible Oils- Oil Palm. This mission, with a total outlay of Rs. 11000 crores, aims at making the country self-sufficient, by boosting the production of domestic oil palm. The mission plans to raise oil palm cultivation to one million hectares by 2025-26 and… Continue reading Issues Associated with the Oil Palm Promotion – Explained, Pointwise

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Climate induced migration – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Climate induced migration (both internal and external) is a stark testimony to the unsustainable global development model that we have followed for years. The climate change crisis is now forcing people to flee their homes across the world. Migrants from Africa are risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean and… Continue reading Climate induced migration – Explained, pointwise

[Yojana August Summary] Probity in Governance – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE ← Introduction Ethics and probity form the cornerstone of the public administration system. In today’s world, governments are playing an active role in the socio-economic development of the country. This makes the role of the government functionaries more challenging, as they are both the facilitators and enforcers of the law and rules. However,… Continue reading [Yojana August Summary] Probity in Governance – Explained, pointwise