Challenges to Parliamentary Democracy in India

Challenges to Parliamentary Democracy in India

The parliament is the symbol of democracy.It is a forum where national issues are discussed and settled,public grievances are ventilated ,problems of the various sections of society are articulated and the budget is passed every year.The atmosphere of this supreme deliberative forum should be solemn and dignified.But there has been a general decline in the level of debates and the conduct of members of parliament.The Challenges to Parliamentary Democracy in India is challenging the effectiveness of policy making. The business of parliament is frequently disturbed because of  frequent adjournments and…

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Urban Transport In India

Urban Transport In India

Cities and towns play a vital role in promoting economic growth and prosperity. Although less than one-third of India’s people live in cities and towns, these areas generate over two-third of the country’s income and account for 90% of government revenues. In the coming years, as India becomes more and more urbanized, urban areas will play a critical role in sustaining high rates of economic growth. But, economic growth momentum can be sustained if and only if cities function efficiently – that their resources are used to maximize the cities’…

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Rural Sanitation in India: a Herculean Task

Rural Sanitation in India: a Herculean Task

Poor sanitation and lack of toilets cost India nearly $ 54 billion a year .The hygiene related illness causes loss of productivity of the people .This is the economic implication of poor sanitation.However the problem is not only economical but also a matter of human dignity. Recently supreme court stressed upon the need to eliminate the practice of manual scavenging which is one of the worst form of human rights violation.The government is yet to take effective step to address the problems of rural sanitation to India. Sanitation in broad…

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What is Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM Act) ?

What is Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM Act) ?

Understanding FRBM act The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act was enacted by the Parliament in 2003. Its objective is to provide a mechanism to ensure fiscal discipline, reduce fiscal deficit and improve macro economic management. This law aims at ensuring  fiscal stability for the country on a long-term basis. The FRBM act stresses importance on a transparent fiscal management system for the government.It promotes a more equitable distribution of debts thus reaching a situation of controlled or zero debt over the years. This law also gives flexibility to the Reserve Bank of India to undertake monetary policy to control inflation. Government needs…

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Cyber Security Issues and Challenges

Cyber Security Issues and Challenges

The United States whistle blower Edward Snowden’s revelation has raised the cyber security issues and challenges to privacy which the world is facing today. For the past 6 to 7 years, United states intelligence agencies has been collecting and analyzing huge amount of data available in the cyber space. The National security agency’s PRISM monitoring programme has collected information from the cyber space by monitoring the cyber activities in popular social media sites and important search engines like Facebook, Google etc.The NSA has collected meta data information, which is data…

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Indias Rise as a Great Power

Indias Rise as a Great Power

Has the absence of a strategic culture affecting Indias Rise as a Great Power?China’s emergence as a superpower is well established.Though economically weaker than its big neighbour ,India is considered as the next superpower with china. Indias rise as a super power is imminent,but how quickly will India be able to achieve this goal.Recent estimates on poverty by Tendulkar committee and planning commission reveals that more than thirty percent of the population is still living below poverty line. More than fifty percent of the population is still dependent on agriculture and…

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Indias National Security Challenges -by NSA MENON

Indias National Security Challenges -by NSA MENON

Indias National Security Challenges -SHIVSHANKAR MENON-So how should one think about the national security of a country like India, a subcontinent, with a unique geography, with plurality in every respect, which faces 21st century challenges in cyber space and primeval tribal insurgencies at the same time? Let me state my bias or assumption at the outset.Hard security, or external defence and internal security as traditionally defined, are core and are essential conditions for India to be able to transform itself and seek prosperity and opportunity for its citizens What are…

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Challenges and Opportunities in Indian growth Story

Challenges and Opportunities in Indian growth Story

What are the Challenges and Opportunities in Indian growth Story ? A recent Speech of Mr Chidambaram ,Finance minister of India on Indian Economy highlights why Indian growth story is likely to be high and a sustained one.India with a young population is poised to reap the benefits of its rich demographic dividend. Indian was largely insulated from the economic slowdown or financial depression in western world. A large proportion of people depends on agriculture for their livelihood opportunities.India has embarked upon an ambitious programme of shifting people from agriculture to other…

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