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)


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)


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


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


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


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