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  In its 72 years of independence, India has several achievements to its credit. It has built a modern economy, remained a democracy, lifted millions out of poverty, has become a space and nuclear power and developed a robust foreign policy. The 2019 global...

Daily KAS Reading Material – INDIA AT 73: TACKLING THE MENACE OF POVERTY

  In its 72 years of independence, India has several achievements to its credit. It has built a modern economy, remained a democracy, lifted millions out of poverty, has become a space and nuclear power and developed a robust foreign policy. The 2019 global...

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has released the first-ever global assessment of forest biodiversity. Until now, forest biodiversity had never been assessed, but forest area was often used as a proxy indicator. The new findings were based on the Forest Specialist Index, developed...

Daily KAS Reading Material – GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FOREST BIODIVERSITY

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has released the first-ever global assessment of forest biodiversity. Until now, forest biodiversity had never been assessed, but forest area was often used as a proxy indicator. The new findings were based on the Forest Specialist Index, developed...

It was World Toilet Day recently, and India made a bold statement by making sanitation a national issue. In 2014, the Centre launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) with an aim to eradicate open defecation by 2019. Since then, the number of people practising...

Daily KAS Reading Material – Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)

It was World Toilet Day recently, and India made a bold statement by making sanitation a national issue. In 2014, the Centre launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) with an aim to eradicate open defecation by 2019. Since then, the number of people practising...

The idea of a universal basic income has gained currency in the West because of the threat of automation-induced job losses. In India, the idea first gained currency as a solution to chronic poverty and government’s failure to effectively target subsidies towards the poor....

Daily KAS Reading Material – IS INDIA READY FOR A UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME?

The idea of a universal basic income has gained currency in the West because of the threat of automation-induced job losses. In India, the idea first gained currency as a solution to chronic poverty and government’s failure to effectively target subsidies towards the poor....

Kerala is recovering from a major flood, exactly a year after being hit by another one. Last year’s floods were described as a once-in-a-century calamity; this one was an ecological disaster waiting to happen. The floods in Kerala have brought the focus back on...

Daily KAS Reading Material – THE GADGIL PRESCRIPTIONS AND KERALA FLOODS

Kerala is recovering from a major flood, exactly a year after being hit by another one. Last year’s floods were described as a once-in-a-century calamity; this one was an ecological disaster waiting to happen. The floods in Kerala have brought the focus back on...

On August 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a special 1200-page report titled Climate Change and Land, a detailed summary of current scientific knowledge of complex relationships between “climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes...

Daily KAS Reading Material – IPCC REPORT: ANALYSING THE LAND-CLIMATE CHANGE LINK

On August 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a special 1200-page report titled Climate Change and Land, a detailed summary of current scientific knowledge of complex relationships between “climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes...

What is the NMC Bill? The National Medical Commission Bill seeks to improve the medical education system in the country by ensuring availability of adequate and high-quality medical professionals, periodic assessment of medical institutions, adoption of the latest medical research by medical professionals and...

Daily KAS Reading Material – National Medical Commission Act 2019

What is the NMC Bill? The National Medical Commission Bill seeks to improve the medical education system in the country by ensuring availability of adequate and high-quality medical professionals, periodic assessment of medical institutions, adoption of the latest medical research by medical professionals and...

Federalism is a system of government in which powers have been divided between the centre and its constituent parts such as provinces or states. Unlike a unitary state, sovereignty is constitutionally split between at least two territorial levels so that units at each level...

Daily KAS Reading Material – MINT STREET TIDINGS

Federalism is a system of government in which powers have been divided between the centre and its constituent parts such as provinces or states. Unlike a unitary state, sovereignty is constitutionally split between at least two territorial levels so that units at each level...

In a bid to augur economic activity amidst slowing consumption demand, the monetary policy committee of Reserve Bank of India unanimously decided to go for its fourth cut this year. With a 35 basis point cut (highest this year) the repo rate, at which...

Daily KAS Reading Material – MINT STREET TIDINGS

In a bid to augur economic activity amidst slowing consumption demand, the monetary policy committee of Reserve Bank of India unanimously decided to go for its fourth cut this year. With a 35 basis point cut (highest this year) the repo rate, at which...