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National Agriculture Market(NAM)

    National Agriculture Market (NAM): National Agriculture Market (NAM) is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities. Single National Agriculture Market (NAM) in the country, with a view to enable farmers to get abetter price and for consumers to pay a lower… Continue reading National Agriculture Market(NAM)

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Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPATs)

      Context: Recently, there is an high incidence of glitches in the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT)machines in by-elections should be a major cause of concern for the Election Commission of India. Fresh polling had to be ordered in dozens of booths in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra as a consequence.   What… Continue reading Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPATs)

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Green push

    Context: Recently, Union Cabinet approved a National policy on Biofuels that seeks to not only help farmers dispose of their surplus stock in an economic manner but also reduce India’s oil-import dependence. National policy on Biofuels primarily tries toaddress supply-side issues that have discouraged the production of biofuels within the country. It allows… Continue reading Green push

Tech

India electrified

In News: India has electrified all its villages twelve days ahead of a deadline set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The electrification of Leisang, in the eastern state of Manipur, marked a landmark moment in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s program to bring light to every one of India’s villages. Data showed that all of India… Continue reading India electrified

Political

Hague convention

Background:- Over three crore Indians living abroad have cross-border marriages. When such a diverse family unit breaks down, children suffer as they are dragged into an international legal battle between their parents. India has not signed the Hague treaty yet. Hague convention:- The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is an… Continue reading Hague convention

History

Significance of Individual Satyagraha in Indian freedom movement

Background:- Individual Satyagraha was direct result of August Offer. The Congress was in a confused state again after the August Offer. The radicals and leftists wanted to launch a mass Civil Disobedience Movement, but here Gandhi insisted on Individual Satyagraha. Individual Satyagraha:- The Individual Satyagraha was not to seek independence but to affirm the right of… Continue reading Significance of Individual Satyagraha in Indian freedom movement

India daily

India daily: 14/05/2018

1. Elephant Tusks are government property Key Pointers: The Supreme Court has ruled that tusks are the property of the government. The Supreme Court observed that there is a clear “declaration” in the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972 on elephant tusks being government property. The ruling, however, may not affect individuals who have ownership certificates… Continue reading India daily: 14/05/2018

Political, Tech

Financing reindustrialization

Bring back development banks Context in view of Commercial banks: Many commercial banks in India are under financial stress. This has imparted a fragility to the banking system as a whole. Scams and scandals surface from time to time, making headline news. There is also a quiet crisis that runs deep. It is not audible… Continue reading Financing reindustrialization