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Thirteenth Finance Commission at a glance

The government on February 25, 2010 presented 13th Finance Commission’s Report (2010-15) in the Parliament. It is worth noting that 13th Finance Commission, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Vijai Kelkar had submitted its report to the President on December 30, 2009. Finance Commission in its report has told governments at the Centre

Terms and Definitions related to Economics

Administered price: A price set not by the forces of demand and supply, but by some authority like the Government or a regulatory authority. Agenda 21:  Programme of action adopted at the Earth Summit in 1992. It has 21 chapters dealing with all aspects of sustainable development, conservation, and resource management. Appropriation

Budget Highlights 2013-14

Major Challenges The major challenges before the Indian Economy against which the Budget 2013-14 would have to give a fire ordeal are as: Declining Growth Rate: The last quarter of the year 2012-13 has witnessed the GDP growth rate of about 4.5%. Rising Inflation: The inflation in last couple of

Eminent Personalities in Indian History

Eminent Personalities in Indian History (Part 1) (Alphabate “A”) Allan Octavian Hume (1829-1912): He was a British Civil Servant who supported the cause of Indian Independence. After retiring in 1882, he began mobilizing Indian intellectuals and formed the Indian National Union in 1885 and later Indian National Congress. He remained its

Consitutional developments in India

Constitutional Experiments during the Rule of the East India Company Regulating Act of  1773 Subordination of the presidencies of Bombay and Madras to that of Bengal. Governor of Bengal made the Governor-General of Bengal. A Council of the Governor-General established consisting of 4 members. A Supreme Court established at Fort

Delhi loses air pollution control race to Beijing: Centre for Science and Environment

Delhi faces the same challenge of cleaning up its air as Beijing, but lacks aggression and stringency of action needed to protect public health Since 2000, at least one study a year has been published in Delhi to give clinching evidence of air pollution’s toxic risk (Photo: CSE) Delhi is

Palliative care not available for majority in developing countries: WHO

Only 20 countries across the world have palliative care well integrated into their health-care systems, says report “Only 1 in 10 people who need palliative care, or medical care to relieve the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness, are currently receiving it,” says a recent report released by World