Current Affairs - October - 2018

What are the major current trends in fragmentation of land holdings in Indian agriculture?

October 24, 2018

Inability of the Indian economy to shift the excess labour force towards the tertiary sector and lack of capital intensive industries has resulted in overdependence on agriculture for their livelihood. A significant outcome due to this is the fragmentation of land holding. Trends in fragmentation of land holding The Agriculture Census 2015–16 highlights the vital

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Why Swachh Bharat Mission has failed to realise its objectives in true sense?

October 24, 2018

Swachh Bharat mission was a flagship programme of the government which aimed to make country open defecation free by 2019 as a tribute to the father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The critics blame that the very structural framework of the programme was flawed; hence the mission would not be able to achieve to achieve its

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What are key recommendations of the insolvency law committee to deal with cross border insolvency?

October 24, 2018

The Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) was constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to recommend amendments to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code of India, 2016. Recommendations of the committee: The committee has recommended the adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law of Cross Border Insolvency, 1997 to address the issues of cross border insolvency. Ensuring that there

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Examine the relationship between the size of the land holding and the productivity.

October 24, 2018

Almost 50% of Indian population is dependent on the agriculture for their livelihood. Hence productivity of the agriculture is a vital factor for the Indian economy. The productivity must be accessed in the light of the continued fragmentation of land holdings to address the structural constraints of Indian agriculture. Interrelationship between the size of the

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How specially designed financial products for Women can play role in gender equality and women empowerment?

October 24, 2018

In almost all the financial products women have been conflated with ‘family’ and considered merely as an avenue to pursue social welfare measures. In the modern 21st century India, there is a need to consider women as a distinct segment with specific financial services requirements. The change can be brought in only when the myriad

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