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

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