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Why India tolerates corruption: Raghuram Rajan

This is an excerpt from a speech India’s Reserve Bank of India chairman Raghuram Rajan delivered this week. The full text is available here. Even as our democracy and our economy have become more vibrant, an important issue in the recent election was whether we had substituted the crony socialism of the past with crony […]
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Organ Donation : Life Donation

Nationally, with a population of 1.2 billion people, the statistic stands at 0.08 persons as organ donors per million population (PMP). This is an incredibly small and insignificant number compared to the statistics around the world.
Each year, thousands of people die while waiting for a transplant, because no suitable donor can be found for them. The need for organ donors has never been greater.

For any queries regarding organ donation, please call – 1800 4193737 (Toll free)

Janata Parivaar: A Timeline

EVER SINCE THE EMERGENCY, THE PARTIES AND PERSONALITIES OF THE JANATA EXPERIMENT HAVE BEEN MAJOR AND BIT PLAYERS IN THE ELECTORAL POLITICS OF INDIA. PARTICULARLY SO IN THE ERA OF COALITION POLITICS IN THE 90S AND THE LAST DECADE. HERE IS A LOOK AT HOW THEY LEFT THEIR MARK ON ELECTIONS AND GOVERNMENTS OVER THE YEARS.

The promise of nuclear deals

“The deal is done” announced foreign secretary Sujatha Singh after a long discussion between Mr. Obama and Mr. Modi over resolving the logjam in operationalising the much touted Indo-US nuclear deal or the 123 Agreement. Much excitement and optimism has been pouring in from across media houses about the significance of the deal and its […]
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NRIs Voting From Abroad: A Step Towards Better Democracy

In a connected world, it is simpler to effect these changes in law to ensure everyone can vote. It does, however, stand to reason that since the sheer numbers of India are in some ways self-defeating, much work also needs to be done even to ensure the name of every eligible voter is actually on the rolls.

PRIMARY SECTOR: AGRICULTURE (2 OF 2)

Overview:  Agriculture, with its allied sectors, is the largest livelihood provider in India. Most of the industries also depend upon the sector for their raw materials. Investments in technology development, irrigation infrastructure, modern agricultural practices and provision of agricultural credit are the major factors related to agriculture growth.

National Health Mission (NHM): Providing Universal Health Care

This flagship mission was started on 12 April 2005 by the Government of India with the name National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in 18 states. In 2013 Government of India announced National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) and combined it with NRHM to form National Health Mission (NHM).Spending on health to be increased from 0.9% of […]
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Right to Health: The Next Big Thing for India

Current Situation : India accounts for one-third of pregnant women and about a quarter of child deaths. Infant Mortality Rate is 56 per 1000 births and is worse than lower income countries like Bangladesh. Right to Health is essential to enjoy other fundamental rights like Right to Education, Employment etc. In this background, it is […]
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Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (9 of 9): Foreign Policy

Current Situation: Desire for multipolar world (power should be diffused across the world). Relations with US have deteriorated over Nuclear Liability Law and Devyani Case. Relations with West have improved and measures like foreign investment allowed West’s money to flow into India. Engagements with emerging countries continued. Russia remained a reliable partner and relations with […]
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Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (7 of 9): Infrastructure

Current Situation: India has a one trillion infrastructure deficit over the next five years, according to finance minister P. Chidambaram. India is ranked 89th out of 142 countries for its infrastructure in 2011-12. 65% of all freight is transported by road resulting in high traffic. The planning commission has estimated that India needs 180 more […]
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