30 Oct, 2019

  • Justice Bobde appointed next CJI - Polity and Governance
  • Vice-President stresses on Parliamentary Reforms - Polity and Governance
  • New gold standard in development economics (Article) - Economy
  • 36 million Indians face flood risks: study - Environment - Environment
  • Red naped Ibis - Environment
  • Gora-Gouri Pooja - Art and Culture
  • Hori Habbaa Festival - Art and Culture
  • Lakshmi Narasimha Temple - Hoysalas - Art and Culture
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    Justice Bobde Appointed next CJI

    Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde was appointed the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) after President Ram Nath Kovind signed the warrant of his appointment.

    • Appointment of Judge of Supreme Court
    • Removal of Judge of SC
    • Qualifications
    • Judges Enquiry Act, 1968
    • Article 124


    Vice President Stresses need for Parliamentary Reforms

    Expressing concern over the functioning of parliamentary institutions in the country and erosion of public trust in them, the Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu unveiled a 15 point Reform Charter as the basis for a new political normal to enable effective functioning of the Parliament and State Legislatures.

    • Functioning of legislatures and role of Parliament
    • Broad Framework of reforms


    36 million Indians Face Flood Risk: Study

    A new software by the name of CoastalDEM has been utilized to in a recent study which highlights that our estimates of risks posed by flooding are grossly underestimated.

    • Reasons for the threat
    • Cause of worry for India and other countries


    The New Gold Standard in Development Economics

    In the context of growing recognition to experimental approach in development economics in general and Randomised Control Trials in particular, the author highlights the evolution of Randomised Control Trials in social sciences, its impact on development economics and its limitation in its application to social sciences.

    • Background: Evolution of Development Economics
    • 1970s-80s: Welfarist Approach
    • Inclusive Approach
    • 1990s Randomised Control Trial: Evidence-based approach
    • RCT in social sciences