Spectrum Auctions in India – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The department of telecommunication (DoT) successfully conducted the spectrum auctions in March 2021. The government generated over Rs 77,000 crore from the auction as compared to Rs 45,000 crore expected However, the government has skipped the sale of the much-coveted 5G airwaves in this round. Auctions for that would be done in the future.… Continue reading Spectrum Auctions in India – Explained, Pointwise

Job reservation in private sector for locals – Explained, pointwise

Introduction Recently Haryana government notified its Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020. This bill provides job reservation in the private sector for locals. Prior to Haryana, States such as Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh also tried to provide reservation in private jobs. Now the question is whether it is a constitutionally or legally… Continue reading Job reservation in private sector for locals – Explained, pointwise

Conclusive land titling system in India and its challenges – Explained pointwise

Table of contents: What is a Conclusive Land Titling system? How it is different from the present one? Development towards Conclusive Land Titling in India How the Model Bill aims to implement Conclusive Land Titling in India? What is the need to shift towards Conclusive Land Titling? What are the difficulties? Suggestions At present in… Continue reading Conclusive land titling system in India and its challenges – Explained pointwise

Strategic Disinvestment Policy: Issues and Challenges – Explained 

 Disinvestment Policy COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Indian economy very hard. At once, due to lockdowns, Indian economy was dried out of funds. Economic activities got reduced drastically. At present, the Indian economy is in urgent need of a revenue stream so that all activities can go back to normal. Government expenditure was expected to… Continue reading Strategic Disinvestment Policy: Issues and Challenges – Explained 

Establishment of Bad Banks – associated Issues and Significance

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic induced economic slowdown, the commercial banks are about to witness the spike in NPAs, or bad loans. To deal with it, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor is considering the proposal for the creation of a bad bank.   What is a Bad Bank?  A bad bank is an asset reconstruction company (ARC), involved in management and recovery of bad loans or NPAs of other banks.   Generally, these Banks are initially funded… Continue reading Establishment of Bad Banks – associated Issues and Significance

Agricultural Exports- India’s potential, initiatives, challenges and solutions

What is the News? US Department of Agriculture(USDA) has forecasted 1.8 million tonnes of wheat and 14.4 million tonnes of rice to be imported from India. This will be the highest ever wheat export from India to the US in the last six years. Despite the Indian government’s various steps to improve agricultural exports, there are few challenges associated with the exports.  Status of… Continue reading Agricultural Exports- India’s potential, initiatives, challenges and solutions

Central Vista Project: What are the benefits and issues associated to it?

Amid the controversies surrounding the Central Vista Project, the PM of India laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament building. Objections were raised against the project due to the land-use changes and environmental clearances issue to the project by authorities. The matter is being heard by the Supreme Court. In its recent order, the… Continue reading Central Vista Project: What are the benefits and issues associated to it?

INDIAN PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR CHALLENGES AND REFORMS

Source: PIB, Indian Medicine Industry-RSTV , FDI data of Ministry, Mint,   Relevance:   Recently PM follows up his 3 city visit by a virtual meeting with 3 more vaccine developers based in Pune and Hyderabad   Ambassadors of 100 countries are scheduled to arrive in Pune on December 4, to visit Serum Institute of India and Gennova Biopharma.    Sweden has already acknowledged India’s role as… Continue reading INDIAN PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR CHALLENGES AND REFORMS

Why Farmers are protesting and what is MSP system?

Farmer’s protests is not a new phenomenon in India, but in recent years, the frequency of protests has been increased. Major protests reported from states like Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and UP. A look at the timeline of farmers’ protest over the last 10 years shows that the minimum support price (MSP) for various crops has… Continue reading Why Farmers are protesting and what is MSP system?

Initiative to boost domestic manufacturing in India | 26th Nov. 2020

News: Government has recently approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme worth up to Rs 1.46 lakh crores for 10 sectors with an aim to make Indian manufacturers globally competitive, attract investment in India and enhance export. The sectors under the scheme include automobiles and auto components, pharmaceuticals, telecom, and networking products, and advanced chemistry… Continue reading Initiative to boost domestic manufacturing in India | 26th Nov. 2020