Author : Gudipati Rajendera Kumar


Budget – Reforms on election funding

Budget – Reforms on election funding

Feb 17,2017 , 11:36 PM IST | Hans
The fundamental of a vibrant democracy is periodic elections. Elections to be meaningful should be conducted free and fair with a level playing field to all in the fray. 
Key Highlights of Union Budget 2017-18

Key Highlights of Union Budget 2017-18

Feb 14,2017 , 11:43 PM IST | Hans
On 1st February 2017,  the Finance Minister of India presented Union Budget 2017, to set out the government’s policies for the next year. 
Renewed focus on maternal and child care

Renewed focus on maternal and child care

Feb 10,2017 , 11:24 PM IST | Hans
On 31st December,2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed his government implementing , the long-promised maternity entitlement commitment of National Food Security Act by extending a 53-district pilot to national scheme.  It is expected that annually about 51.70 lakh beneficiaries would avail of the benefit.
Highlights of the President of India Address 2017

Highlights of the President of India Address 2017

Feb 08,2017 , 01:35 AM IST | Hans
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, addressed a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament on January 31, 2017. He outlined the major policy priorities of the government in his address.
Reforms in India’s Foreign Trade Policy

Reforms in India’s Foreign Trade Policy

Feb 02,2017 , 10:57 PM IST | Hans
Make in India, Digital India, Skill India, The list of slogans for the government’s economic initiatives is ever expanding. 
Indian economy is slowing

Indian economy is slowing

Jan 25,2017 , 10:38 PM IST | Hans
India’s GDP growth is estimated to slow down to 7.1 per cent in current fiscal, from 7.6 per cent in 2015-16, mainly due to slump in manufacturing, mining and construction sectors.
Focusing on major problems of marginal farmers

Focusing on major problems of marginal farmers

Jan 23,2017 , 11:21 PM IST | Hans
In India, out of 121 million agricultural holdings, 99 million are with small and marginal farmers, with a land share of just 44 per cent and a farmer population share of 87 per cent. With multiple cropping prevalent, such farmers account for 70 per cent of all vegetables and 52 per cent of cereal output.
Answer writing strategy for IAS Mains exam

Answer writing strategy for IAS Mains exam

Jan 21,2017 , 12:34 AM IST | Hans
After IAS Prelims 2016 results was declared, aspirants are left with a presumption on whether UPSC will continue emphasizing on current affairs or it may change the streak and ask questions about static questions based on current events, whatever may be the inclination, only one skill survive and can save the stinking  boat i.e., efficient and consolidated writing skills.
Empowering persons with disabilities

Empowering persons with disabilities

Jan 18,2017 , 10:37 PM IST | Hans
Parliamentarians passed the historic Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016, in the just-concluded winter Session of Parliament. 
National anthem must in cinema halls

National anthem must in cinema halls

Jan 13,2017 , 11:19 PM IST | Hans
The order also clarified the protocols to be followed when the national anthem is played or sung in cinema halls. This order was passed on a writ petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution.
G20 Hangzhou Summit

G20 Hangzhou Summit

Jan 11,2017 , 11:25 PM IST | Hans
G20 presidency is selected on a rotational basis among the regional groups of member countries and one member from a group is selected as host for a specific year. The grouping is as follows:
An overview on PMFBY in India

An overview on PMFBY in India

Jan 09,2017 , 11:05 PM IST | Hans
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) is the new crop insurance scheme launched by Central Government in January 2016 to replace the existing two schemes National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) as well as Modified NAIS which have had some inherent drawbacks. 
Need to link Aadhaar with details of voters

Need to link Aadhaar with details of voters

Jan 09,2017 , 04:28 AM IST | Young Hans
The Election Commission of India has given a mixed response to the Supreme Court on providing absentee voting rights like electronic voting and proxy voting, to over 300 million domestic migrants in the country and saying there is no foolproof mechanism to verify their identity and block duplicity.
What in your opinion will be the effect of demonetisation on Indian economy? Explain

What in your opinion will be the effect of demonetisation on Indian economy? Explain

Jan 06,2017 , 11:53 PM IST | Hans
During the second half of UPA 2, there was some anxiety over India’s future, especially its economic future. After two and a half years of NDA government, the present scenario brings to the same standards of concern.
Decoding demonetisation of India’s biggest notes

Decoding demonetisation of India’s biggest notes

Jan 05,2017 , 11:45 PM IST | Hans
To curb the ‘Black Money’, as the world sleeps, at the stroke of midnight hour, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announced the demonetization of 86% of the currency of world’s third largest economy on 8 November is one of the boldest moves, ever since he took over the reign of power. Jokes are going around that when Americans are counting votes, Indians are busy counting notes.
New year resolutions for career development in 2017

New year resolutions for career development in 2017

Jan 03,2017 , 12:05 AM IST | Hans
At the beginning of a new year we’re full of resolutions — lose weight, exercise, be a better person. The New Year is fast approaching. Maybe you're planning to focus your resolutions on your career this year. Like the old saying, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life,” it’s never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. Here are New Year’s resolutions to help.
Demystifying the Maternity Benefits Bill, 2016

Demystifying the Maternity Benefits Bill, 2016

Jan 02,2017 , 03:35 AM IST | Young Hans
 l The Unorganized Sector Workers Act, 2008 defines unorganized sector workers as those who are home based, self-employed or wage workers in an enterprise with less than 10 employees. l The 2008 Act mandates the central government to formulate health and maternity benefit schemes for women workers in the unorganised sector. The Janani Suraksha Yojana, which promotes child birth in an institution b
Understanding MSP for agri produce

Understanding MSP for agri produce

Dec 29,2016 , 11:28 PM IST | Hans
The Minimum Support Prices (MSP) were announced by the Government of India for the first time in 1966-67 for Wheat in the wake of the Green Revolution and extended harvest, to save the farmers from depleting profits. 
Demonetisation may deal a blow to AP/TS economies

Demonetisation may deal a blow to AP/TS economies

Dec 25,2016 , 03:31 AM IST | News Analysis
According to the 14th Finance Commission and the FRBM (Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management) Act,    States have to maintain a fiscal deficit at 3% of their GSDP (gross state domestic product) and eliminate revenue deficit. 
Tips and strategies to crack SSC CHSL examination

Tips and strategies to crack SSC CHSL examination

Dec 21,2016 , 06:21 AM IST | Hans
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has recently notified for the posts of lower division clerk, data entry operator, court clerk and sorting assistant through the Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (CHSL) to be conducted in the month of January- February 2017, while the tier II is scheduled on 9-04-2017. 
Career prospects for civil engineers

Career prospects for civil engineers

Dec 10,2016 , 12:45 AM IST | Hans
Civil engineering graduates are welcome on general engineering schemes and in sectors such as financial management, but every year most choose to pursue their careers in the construction industry.
Tips to crack CA CPT exam

Tips to crack CA CPT exam

Nov 28,2016 , 01:30 AM IST | Young Hans
As you know, the CA exam is divided in three levels — Common Proficiency Test (CPT), Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC) and the final examination with almost 30 subjects ranging from accounts, law, tax, audit and computers. CA students read and study almost 12,000 pages. No doubt the exam is one of the toughest examinations across the world.
Agriculture: More from less

Agriculture: More from less

Nov 18,2016 , 01:25 AM IST | Young Hans
Agriculture is the mainstay for Indian economy, as 60 per cent of rural population still depends upon agriculture and its allied activities. As per NSS data average annual income of the median farmer net of production costs from cultivation is less than Rs 20,000 (average per capita income at current prices is about 98000 per annum in India)Post independence agricultural success Chronic food short
Making India: The next manufacturing destination

Making India: The next manufacturing destination

Nov 11,2016 , 02:08 AM IST | Hans
Making India, the initiative aims to raise the contribution of the manufacturing sector to 25% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the year 2025 from its current 16%. 
8th Brics Summit Goa declaration

8th Brics Summit Goa declaration

Nov 04,2016 , 09:56 PM IST | Hans
The 8th BRICS summit was held from 15-16 October,2016 in Goa. BRICS is an acronym for the association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The summit concluded with adaptation of Goa Declaration.
Rapid urbanisation leaving cities at crossroads

Rapid urbanisation leaving cities at crossroads

Oct 18,2016 , 12:51 AM IST | Hans
Urbanisation is gaining importance in India. By 2030, seventy per cent of population lives in cities only.   Recently, a number of new initiatives have been launched by the government of India in the last two years; raising the level of ambition of Indian cities — smart cities, clean cities (Swachh Bharat), rejuvenated cities (Amrut), and housing for all.
Predictive analytics tools to retain talent

Predictive analytics tools to retain talent

Oct 17,2016 , 12:14 AM IST | Young Hans
The PI is used for a variety of human resource management (HRM) purposes, including employee selection, executive on-boarding, leadership development, succession planning, performance coaching, team-building and organisational culture change, among others. Using the PI to increase understanding of the
Recruiters snooping on your social media

Recruiters snooping on your social media

Oct 10,2016 , 11:00 PM IST | Hans
According to recent new Career Builder survey of nearly 2,200 hiring managers and more than 3,000 workers, 60% of employers vet job candidates’ social media pages. That’s up from 52% last year, and stands in sharp contrast to the mere 11% who checked out profiles a decade ago.
Crack CAT 2016 exam

Crack CAT 2016 exam

Oct 07,2016 , 10:42 PM IST | Hans
CAT is the Common Admission Test for aspiring candidates who desire to make a career in Management and Business Administration (MBA). CAT is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) held in November every year. The window of the test has undergone massive change, from 20 day window to 2 days followed by single day window in 2009-2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.
India’s standing on literacy chart

India’s standing on literacy chart

Oct 04,2016 , 12:06 AM IST | Hans
he year 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day and UNESCO is celebrating it under the banner “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”.