28 Feb, 2020

  • Mekong - Ganga cooperation
  • Chief of defence staff - Analysis
  • Aadhar - performance in Welfare schemes
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    AADHAAR, NOT A STANDOUT PERFORMER  

    An empirical research conducted by National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in research paper IDENTITY VERIFICATION STANDARDS IN WELFARE PROGRAMS: EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE FROM INDIA has found THAT Aadhaar-based biometric authentication has not reduced PDS leakages in the state.                         

    • Aadhaar based authentication
    • PDS leakages
    • Rationale to introduce Aadhaar
    • Randomised Control Trial
    • The Experiment in Jharkhand
    • Findings of the Report
    • Need for better Research for Policy Making

     

    WHAT SHOULD INDIA’S JOINT COMMAND STRUCTURE LOOK LIKE?

    In 2012, the Naresh Chandra committee recommended the appointment of a Permanent Chairman COSC as a midway to allay apprehensions over the CDS. Currently, the senior-most of the three chiefs functions as the Chairman of the COSC. D.B. Shekatkar Committee also recommended the formation of CDS.

    • main reasons for the creation of CDS
    • Five-Year Defence Capital Acquisition Plan (DCAP)
    • Two-Year roll-on Annual Acquisition Plans (AAP)
    • Capability Development Plan
    • CS will Bring about jointness
    • Concerns on Theatre Command

     

    INDIA TO CARRY OUT PROJECTS IN RAKHINE      

    As part of India’s plans for Rakhine province, both sides agreed to expedite 12 projects in Rakhine under the second phase of the Rakhine State Development Programme as part of the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation mechanism.

    • Rakhine province
    • Mekong-Ganga Cooperation mechanism
    • an initiative by six countries
    • India and five ASEAN countries
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