18 Nov, 2019

  • Code of Conduct for Ministers- Current Status, Problems and Way Forward - Polity & Governance
  • Price Stabilization Fund (Data Point)- Indian Economy
  • Back to the Rajapaksas- Editorial - International Relations
  • Quality on Tap- Editorial - Polity & Governance
  • Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019- Provisions and Concerns - Polity & Governance
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    POOR QUALITY OF DRINKING WATER

    Recently, government has conducted a study to check the quality of potable water supplied in 21 state capitals. The national capital is at the very bottom of the list, in a ranking based on tap water quality released by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

    • Present Water Crisis
    • Steps taken to improve the quality of Drinking water

     

    PRICE STABILISATION FUND

    In order to mitigate the hardships to consumers, the Government of India approved the creation of a Price Stabilization Fund (PSF) in 2015 with a corpus of Rs.500 crores as a Central Sector Scheme.

    • Objectives
    • Activities undertaken

     

    VOLUNTARY CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CABINET MINISTERS

    A Supreme Court Constitutional Bench is hearing arguments on whether cabinet ministers at both the Central & State levels should have a “voluntary model code of conduct” which addresses their private & public activities.

    • Code of Conduct for Ministers
    • Problems with Code of Conduct
    • Ethical Framework for Public Functionaries

     

    SRI LANKAN ELECTION AND INDIA’S AGENDA

    Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the principle opposition candidate emerged winner in Presidential election in Sri Lanka to become the 7th executive president of Srilanka

    • Agenda before the Indian Government

     

    CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT BILL 2019

    BJP has re-introduced the Citizenship Amendment Bill during the winter session of the parliament. The bill seeks to fast track grant of Indian Citizenship to non-Muslims who have fled religious persecution from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan till December 31, 2014.

    • Concerns related to Bill
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