30 Dec, 2019

  • India needs a bottom up growth model (Article) - Economy
  • Good governance Index (Article) - Polity
  • Only 30% funds spent under Poshan Abhiyaan - Social Issues
  • Humane and autonomous police (Article) - Polity
  • Tiger reserves of Madhya Pradesh - Env
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    Governance Index

    • Government has released the Good Governance Index.
    • Before going into the index let us first understand the concept of Competitive federalism:
    • Which ministry has released the Index?
    • How does GGI ranks various states?
    • But how are the indicators for each sector is calculated?


    M.P gets its first elephant colony in Bandhavgarh forest

    Last November, elephants in herds, 38 of them, wandered into the forests of Bandhavgarh looking for food and water, like each year. A year on, they have stayed back in Madhya Pradesh for the first time over seasons and even bred two new calves, choosing not to return to the withering forests of north Chhattisgarh.

    • Latest Developments
    • The National tiger conservation Authority
    • Existing tiger reserves of Madhya Pradesh


    For a humane and autonomous police

    In the backdrop of recent protests, particularly in the universities, over the passing of Citizenship Amendment Act, the actions of police force has come under the scanner.

    • For a humane and autonomous police
    • Powers to enter the campus
    • Police force is a tool of executive
    • Limit on quantum of force
    • Provisions to deal with protests
    • Cr PC provisions:


    India needs a bottom-up growth Model

    This particular article is a critique of India's growth model wherein it highlights that higher GDP growth rates in India has failed to translate into Equitable, Inclusive and Sustainable growth. Accordingly, it highlights that the Government must adopt bottom-up and people-centered approach in its policies.

    • Problems with India's Growth Model
    • What can be done to improve the development outcomes?


    3 years on, a mere 30% of Poshan Abhiyaan funds used

    • Details given by Minister of WCD
    • States and UT have utilised only 30% of the funds released by centre for the Poshan Abhiyaan.
    • Only Mizoram , Himachal Pradesh, Lakshwadeep and Bihar have utilised above 50%.