GS-II: Governance & Administration

Why the various investigating agencies and regulators need to work more closely in India?

December 5, 2018

It is said that if the Indian investigation agencies and financial regulators worked more closely and share information at an early stage without indulging in one-upmanship, frauds would not have escaped by gaming with the system. Lack of information sharing: Over eight months before the scam in the Punjab National Bank involving Nirav Modi became public,

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How the Sex Sorted Semen scheme of Uttar Pradesh aims to address the menace of stray bulls?

December 5, 2018

With the ban on cow slaughter in place, Uttar Pradesh was struggling to tackle with the menace of the growing number of stray cows. To tackle this menace the Uttar Pradesh government is experimenting with sex selection to tackle stray bulls. Sex Sorted Semen Scheme: The Uttar Pradesh government plans to reduce the numbers of

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What are the features of the Emergency Response Support System?

December 4, 2018

Himachal Pradesh has become the first state to launch pan-India single emergency number ‘112’ under Emergency Response Support System (ERSS). Features of the ERSS: ERSS marks the beginning of commencement of a single number based 112 emergency services which will connect to Police, Fire, Health and other helplines through an Emergency Response Centre in the

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What are the reasons behind the increasing number of C-section deliveries?

December 3, 2018

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) had undertaken a study to examine the viability of the private sector as a partner in providing health services. In the report “Too much care? Private health care sector and surgical interventions during childbirth in India,” the IIM-A has outlined the various causes for a higher number of c-sections

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Why Mekedatu dam project is being opposed by Tamil Nadu?

December 3, 2018

The tussle between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on the issue of River Cauvery has taken another turn. The proposal of Karnataka to build a dam at Mekedatu is opposed fiercely by Tamil Nadu. About the Project: The government of Karnataka is planning to build a dam across river Cauvery near Mekedatu in Ramanagaram district. The

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