Current Issues : May 2017

This is the archive of Current Issues and Topics covered in May 2017. If you are IASPOINT member, you may download the PDF compilation of this category from This Link (Kindly login first). Kindly use Mozilla Firefox if Chrome gives random error in downloading.

PM’s Recent Visit to Germany & Overview of India-Germany Relations

May 31, 2017

There have been regular high-level visits, including at the highest level between India and Germany. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently paid visit to Germany at the end of May 2017. During his visit he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and took part in the fourth round of the...

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Government Initiative on Tele-Law

May 30, 2017

The Government has recently launched the “Tele-Law” to provide easy access to legal aid to the marginalized section of the society and to those living in rural areas with the help of digital technology. This is joint initiative of the Ministry of Law and Justice and the Ministry of...

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National Mission on Advanced Ultra-Supercritical (AUSC) Technology

May 30, 2017

The concept of supercritical technology was first introduced in India by the planning commission in its Integrated Energy Policy Report 2006. Consequently, country adopted the supercritical and then ultra-supercritical technology to improve the efficiency of coal power plants. And recently, the Ministry of Science & Technology announced a National...

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Bulk Drugs and Katoch Committee Recommendations

May 30, 2017

The Indian Pharmaceutical Industry is endowed with enough potential to transform the public healthcare system and to make country the leader in Global Generics. Currently, the industry supplies nearly 20% of global generic medicines making it the largest supplier in the world. But the major problem for the industry...

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Narmada Action Plan: Salient Features

May 30, 2017

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Madhya Pradesh to attend the “Namami -Narmada Sewa Yatra” released a book titled “Narmada Pravah”. This book contains MP government’s plan to clean and conserve River Narmada. Prime Minister advocated the action plan as perfect to rejuvenate Narmada, and he urged...

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Issues Around Pulse Production and Pulse Buffer Stocks

May 30, 2017

The most commonly grown pulses in India include Bengal gram, Pigeon Pea, Lentil, Moong bean, Urd Bean, Lobia etc. Apart from their use in staple diet, pulses have widespread uses including fodder and manure. Pulses also promote sustainable agriculture as they decrease greenhouse gases & increase soil health through nitrogen...

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Nine Models of Innovation Governance

May 30, 2017

Innovation Governance is defined as a holistic approach to guide and promote sustainable innovation. It deals with mechanisms to align goals; allocation of resources; set criteria to measure innovation; allocating innovation budgets; appointing the final decision making authority for innovation related works and finally underpinning all innovation efforts. Various...

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Understanding End-to-End Encryption (E2EE)

May 30, 2017

End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) is a technology which protects the confidentiality of data that flows online between two points in a network. Background Data is transferred online in various ways like voice call, chat messages, email or credit card/debit card transaction, etc. When we transfer the data from one source to...

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Prison Reforms and draft National Policy on Prison Reforms

May 30, 2017

Prisons are a subject of state list in Indian constitution. The prisons in most states in India face problems of overcrowding, corruption, discrimination, inequality, issues of sanitation, food and health related issues. The women prisoners face sexual violence and so on.  The issue of prison reforms came into limelight...

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Problems of Tobacco Farmers in India

May 30, 2017

In the recent past several famers cultivating tobacco have committed suicide due to low price; less demand and several other issues. Though it is a cash crop yet being a “demerit good” it demands balance on part of the government between public health and livelihood of the farmers. About...

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