Restructuring delivery of health services in India

Ques. “Until we choose to change the way the poor access health care, it is unlikely that we will be able to change their poverty status” critically comment. India has a universal health care system run by the constituent states and territories of India. The Constitution charges every state with “raising the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health as among its primary duties”. Catastrophic health expenses are the biggest reason for pushing individuals and Continue reading →

INS Arihant

Ques. Write a short note on: INS Arihant INS Arihant is the lead ship of India’s Arihant-class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. The INS Arihant is to be the first of the expected five in the class of submarines designed and constructed as a part of the Indian Navy’s secretive Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project. Features: The 6,000 tonne vessel, 111-metre bulk powered by an 83-megawatt uranium reactor.  The submarine is capable of lurking effectively undetectable at depth almost indefinitely. The completion of the INS Arihant will Continue reading →

Limitations to the role, power and mandates of National commission for SC

Ques. “The National Commission for Scheduled Castes is not an adjudicatory body and its reports, which are recommendatory in nature, cannot be equated with the civil court’s decrees or orders”, while critically analysing the given statement describe the role of National Commission for Scheduled Castes as well as limitation to its powers and mandate. National Commission for Scheduled Castes is an Indian constitutional body established with a view to provide safeguards against the exploitation of Scheduled Castes and to promote and protect their social, educational, Continue reading →

Economic crisis in India

Ques. “The problems of the economy stem from macroeconomic imbalances and corruption and unless they are addressed, the economy will not recover. The need today is not only for decisive leadership but also for a new, holistic macroeconomic approach” while analyzing the given statement critically examine the prevailing economic crisis and measures to be taken to boost economy of India. A high rate of inflation that persists, declining growth, inadequate employment generation, fiscal deficit, current account deficit (CAD) and corruption all contributed to the slow economic Continue reading →

Slow growth rate of India’s dairy sector

Ques2. What measures and initiatives have been taken by the government of India to boast its dairy sector since post-independence period? What are its consequences and why still India records slow growth rate in milk production? In the history of dairy development, decade of ‘90s has been important on various accounts, India emerged as the largest producer of milk in the world and milk emerged as one of the biggest contributor to the value of agricultural output in the country. The government’s role in boasting Continue reading →

Inflation in India

Ques. “Food price inflation in India clearly underscores the need for understanding the heterogeneities across food commodities”, while analysing the given statement describe the causes of inflation and measures to be taken by the government of India to deal with it. Inflation is the percentage change in the value of the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) on a year-on year basis. It effectively measures the change in the prices of a basket of goods and services in a year. Inflation occurs due to an imbalance between Continue reading →

Immediate challenge of services sector is revival of growth

Ques. “Services constitute a major portion of India’s GDP with a 57 per cent share at factor cost however the immediate challenge in the services sector is revival of growth”, while analysing the given statement describe the suggested measures to overcome the challenge of revival of growth in the services sector of India. India has the second fastest growing services sector in the world. In 2013-14 the growth rate of the services sector at 6.8 per cent is marginally lower than in 2012-13. This is Continue reading →

Foreign funded NGOs affecting India’s economic growth

Ques. Describe how foreign-funded non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are negatively impacting economic development of India. An Intelligence Bureau report has accused “foreign-funded” NGOs such as Greenpeace, Cordaid, Amnesty and Action Aid of “serving as tools for foreign policy interests of western governments” by sponsoring agitations against nuclear and coal-fired power plants across the country. Greenpeace International and Climate Works Foundation are the two principal international contributors to Greenpeace India Society. How foreign funded NGOs are affecting India’s economic growth: Claimed by IB(Intelligence Bureau) report, The NGOs, Continue reading →

India’s civil nuclear liability regime affects its nuclear sector growth

Ques. “India’s civil nuclear liability regime is tremendously unbalanced and may adversely affect the nuclear capacity addition programme of India” while critically analysing the given statement describe how nuclear liability law 2010 may be a threat to nuclear sector growth in India. The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010 or Nuclear Liability Act aims to provide a civil liability for nuclear damage and prompt compensation to the victims of a nuclear incident through a no fault liability to the operator, appointment of Claims Commissioner, Continue reading →

Issue of gaps in collection of national statistics

Describe the functions of ministry of statistics. Critically analyse how the serious gaps in collection of national statistic is affecting the economic planning. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation attaches considerable importance to coverage and quality aspects of statistics released in the country. The statistics released are based on administrative sources, surveys and censuses conducted by the Centre and State Governments and non-official sources and studies. The surveys conducted by the Ministry are based on scientific sampling methods. The Ministry has two wings, one relating to Statistics and Continue reading →