EVM challenge: How the world has dealt with electronic voting machines

In February 2004, the Karnataka High Court hailed, in a case involving former Railway Minister CK Jaffer Sharief, the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used by the Election Commission as ‘national pride’. That pride of the largest democracy of the world is today facing the crisis of credibility. Many prominent leaders in the country have raised doubts about the reliability of EVMs. The trend is not new. Even … Continue reading EVM challenge: How the world has dealt with electronic voting machines

Case study – Cauvery River Water Sharing Dispute

The following article is a case study on Cauvery River water sharing dispute between two states of India, namely Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. This blog post is compiled towards the credit requirement for HS4350 – Contemporary Issues and Development course, at IIT Madras. Introduction The sharing of river waters across political boundaries is a matter of conflict in many countries. India faces a large number … Continue reading Case study – Cauvery River Water Sharing Dispute

Skill Development in India: Challenges and Opportunities

Introduction The Indian economy grew at an advanced rate of 7.6 per- cent year in the quarter January – March 2016, thereby making it a fastest economy to grow. India’s demographic profile is helping the country to aim for an accelerated economic growth. India is expecting a huge growth in the labour market by having 64.8 percent of the population as the working population. It … Continue reading Skill Development in India: Challenges and Opportunities

CURRENT STATUS OF MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS OF INDIA

INTRODUCTION At the face of it, India is a booming economy and one of the fastest growing in the world. Yet, over one third of income is spent towards food and related consumption and hence, social security support for health, education, housing etc. becomes critical. However, over half a century post-independence, there is little change which has occurred in context to changing the social security … Continue reading CURRENT STATUS OF MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS OF INDIA

Ayushman Bharat Yojana Complete Details

Ayushman Bharat Yojana Complete Details   Ayushman Bharat Yojana or the National Health Protection Scheme was announced by the central government in 2018 budget. The health initiative is aimed at providing health insurance coverage of up to Rs. 5 Lakh per year to vulnerable families. The central government under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana will cover about 100 million (10 Crore) poor bpl families(Approximately 50 Crore Citizens) from across … Continue reading Ayushman Bharat Yojana Complete Details

Driving in the Future in Developing Countries

Driving in the Future in Developing Countries   A high rate of individual car use comes at a price. Automobility — the use of cars and light trucks for personal travel — provides many people with a flexible and speedy means of travel. But a high rate of individual car use comes at a price. Pollution, urban sprawl, traffic jams, and fatalities — not to … Continue reading Driving in the Future in Developing Countries

Flashback 2017: Indian economy grapples with GST, sluggish investments

Flashback 2017: Indian economy grapples with GST, sluggish investments By Aman Malik and Keshav Sunkara The Indian economy had to weather the impact of a double whammy of sorts in 2017. Even as it tried to cope with the demonetisation shocker of November 2016, the government’s decision to roll out the Goods and Services Tax from July crippled it even further, primarily due to faulty implementation of the … Continue reading Flashback 2017: Indian economy grapples with GST, sluggish investments

Uniform Civil Code- A Threat to Pluralistic Fabric of India.

Uniform Civil Code- A Threat to Pluralistic Fabric of India.   By Monisha Jogan B   ABSTRACT India is a land where thrive multiple religions with their own characteristic of personal intercourse ranging from marriage to inheritance of multicultural diversities. India being a secular country guarantees its minorities the right to follow their own religion, culture and customs under Article 29 and 30. Its identity has … Continue reading Uniform Civil Code- A Threat to Pluralistic Fabric of India.

Tourism A Growing Industry

Tourism A Growing Industry Manoj Dixit Tourism is a growing industry in India, with people from all over the world coming here to experience the country’s natural beauty and visit its vast array of states and their differing cultures and climates. Many are also attracted by India’s famous landmarks such as the Taj Mahal and Khajuraho Temples. The largest number of foreign tourist arrivals are usually seen … Continue reading Tourism A Growing Industry