13 Dec, 2019

  • Citizenship amendment Bill: Criticisms (Lead article) - Polity & Governance
  • Foreign policy implication of CAB - International Relations
  • CAG report of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana - Indian Economy
  • Reservation in promotions for SC/STs - Polity & Governance
  • Water management Strategies- Jal Shakti Abhiyaan- Environment
  • Ref: IIP shrinks again - Indian Economy
  • Ref: Bharat Bond ETF- Indian Economy
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    CRITIQUE OF JAL SHAKTI ABHIYAAN (JSA)

    According to the NITI Aayog's Composite Water Management Index (CMWI) report, India is presently staring at worst water crisis in its history. In response, Government of India has launched Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) as a mission-mode project to counter the aggravating water problem. However, this article raises a number of concerns with respect to strategies and effectiveness of this project.

    • About Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA)
    • Problems and Concerns with Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA)

     

    RESERVATION IN PROMOTION FOR SC/STS

    The Centre has asked the Supreme Court to constitute a 7-judge bench to settle the issue of introducing ‘creamy layer’ in the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes while giving them reservation in promotions.

    • Arguments for reservation in promotions
    • Arguments against Creamy Layer
    • Reservation effects efficiency of Administration

     

    CAG HINTS AT MASSIVE DIVERSION OF LPG

    The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has highlighted certain concerns in the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.

    • About Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
    • Concerns raised by the CAG

     

    FOREIGN POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT BILL 2019

    This article highlights that India would have to grapple with diplomatic and logistical fallout of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on relations with USA, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

    • Foreign Policy Implications of CAB

     

    ISSUES WITH CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT BILL 2019

    This article discusses various issues and concerns with Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019.

    • Concerns with the Citizenship Amendment Bill

     

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