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Singapore and South Korea model to fight COVID-19

Singapore Model to fight COVID19 Singapore is currently in a "relatively stable" situation as the government has put in place a series of measures and adjusted them as needed. The measures taken by the Singapore government are: Imposing border controls since January. All travelers, including Singapore residents, long-term pass holders and short-term visitors, entering Singapore with recent travel history to other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, Japa

National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG)

National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) is an autonomous institute under the aegis of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Government of India. Its head office is at New Delhi and registered office at Mussoorie. The NCGG has been set up to assist in bringing about governance reforms through studies, training, knowledge sharing and promotion of good ideas. It seeks to carry out policy relevant research and prep

Cairn Energy wins arbitration award

Cairn Energy wins arbitration award India has been ordered to return up to $1.4 billion to Cairn Energy PLC of the U.K. after an international arbitration overturned tax demanded retrospectively — an award the government indicated it may challenge. The three­member tribunal, which also comprised a nominee of the Indian government, unanimously ruled that India’s claim of 10,247 crore in past taxes over a 2006­07 internal reorganisation of Cairn’s India business w

Census and SECC Analysis

What is the Census of India? The decennial Census of India has been conducted 15 times, as of 2011.  While it has been undertaken every 10 years, beginning in 1872 under British Viceroy Lord Mayo, the first complete census was taken in 1881. Post-1949, it has been conducted by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. All the censuses since 1951 were conducted under the 1948 Census of India Act. The last cen

Spectrum auctions

Spectrum auctions Introduction India’s first auction of telecommunications spectrum in five years, with the government generating a revenue of ?77,815 crore from the exercise. Reliance Jio accounted for close to 60% of the spectrum bought, followed by Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea. On offer was over 2,308 megahertz (MHz) of spectrum valued for the auction by the government at ?3.92 lakh crore, and bids were successfully received for 37% or 855.6 MHz. How has the indust

Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act,1995

Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act,1995 Introduction It is quite regrettable that politicians are often hit by scandals arising from leaked footage purportedly showing them in intimate proximity with women. The latest episode involves former Karnataka Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, who resigned in the wake of visuals allegedly showing him in such a situation. Programme Code Speculation about the existence of more such compact discs that could surface in the media has res

Democracy- Background, major pillars and Indices

Democracy- Background, major pillars and Indices Power vs. Legitimacy Throughout history, the vast majority of governments that have ever existed have enjoyed essentially unfettered power over their subjects. Some rulers have been more enlightened and benign than others and grasped the insight that ruling is easier when one’s right to do so is viewed as legitimate than simply through coercion; but even such philosopher-kings were not above the exercise of arbitrary power when n

Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector Report- NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog has released a report titled Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector. Highlights of the Report: The report outlines the investment opportunities in various segments of India’s healthcare sector. This includes hospitals, medical devices and equipment, health insurance, telemedicine, home healthcare, and medical value travel. India’s Healthcare Industry: Healthcare Sector Growth Rate: India’s healthcare industry is g

Sushil Chandra -24th CEC

Sushil Chandra -24th CEC Context  Sushil Chandra  assumed charge as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner of India, succeeding  Sunil Arora. About: Shri Sushil Chandra has been serving in the Commission as Election Commissioner since 15 February 2019.He is also Member of Delimitation Commission since 18th February 2020 looking after Delimitation of Jammu Kashmir UT. Having held several posts in the Income-Tax Department for nearly 39 years, Sh Sushil Chandra had also be

Ordinance route of the government- issue repromulgation

Ordinance route of the government- issue repromulgation Introduction The central government has repromulgated the ordinance that establishes the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance, 2020. About ordinance The Constitution permits the central and State governments to make laws when Parliament (or the State Legislature) is not in session (U/A.123 and 213). As law making is a legislative function, this power is provid

Unwarranted arrests- On sedition

Unwarranted arrest The arrest of K. Raghu Ramakrishna Raju, an MP from Andhra Pradesh, on the grave charge of sedition, is yet another instance of the misuse of the provision relating to exciting “disaffection” against the government. The police in different States have been invoking sedition, an offence defined in Section124A IPC, against critics of the establishment and prominent dissenters. However, his arrest’s unwarranted, considering that he is being accuse

Rules regulating Cable TV network amended

Rules regulating Cable TV network amended The Central Government today issued a notification amending the Cable Television Network Rules, 1994 thereby providing a statutory mechanism for redressal of grievances/complaints of citizens relating to content broadcast by television channels in accordance with the provisions of the Cable Television Network Act, 1995. At present, there is an institutional mechanism by way of an Inter-Ministerial Committee to address grievances of citizens relat

Supreme Court declines EC plea to restrain media reports

Supreme Court declines EC plea to restrain media reports Real-time reportage of court proceedings, including the oral exchanges in courtrooms between judges and lawyers, is part of the right to freedom of speech, the Supreme Court held in a judgment. “With the advent of technology, we are seeing reporting proliferate through social media forums which provide real-time updates to a much wider audience. This is an extension of the freedom of speech and expression that the media posse

Jal Jeevan Mission: Working Mechanism & Governance

Jal Jeevan Mission: Working Mechanism & Governance Jal Jeevan Mission – Har Ghar Jal announced on 15th August, 2019, to provide Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to every rural home by 2024, is in its third year of implementation. National Jal Jeevan Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti will soon roll out the annual planning exercise with States. The working mechanism is as follows: While implementing, States/ UTs are to give priority to water quality-affected area

Prison Reforms

Prison Reforms Article 14, 19, 20, 21 and 22 deal with the rights of prisoners.  Art 39 (a) Fair justice also deals with Prisons. Prisons is a State subject. Administration and management of prisons is the responsibility of respective State Governments. However, the Ministry of Home Affairs provides regular guidance and advice to States and UTs on various issues concerning prisons and prison inmates.   Statistics on Prisons Bench of Justices U.U.Lalit and K.

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