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WHAT IS INTEGRITY AND WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR CIVIL SERVANTS? BY S K MISHRA, IAS (RETD)

Integrity is a personal choice, an uncompromising and consistent commitment to honour moral, ethical, spiritual and artistic values and principles. Integrity compels us to be socially conscious and to welcome both personal and professional responsibility. Its values encourage us to be honest in all our dealings and committed to a

IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON WATER RESOURCES (Yojna ,Climate Change ,GS paper 3)

In order to minimize the adverse impacts of climate change on water resources and attaining its sustainable development and management, there is a need for developing rational adaptation strategies. IN INDIA the distribution of rainfall is highly non-uniform both in terms of time and space. As a result water is required

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS OF WOMEN (Women Rights ,GS paper 1 , Source GS score)

Reproductive Health was given an international consensus definition at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994. Despite being a signatory to the ICPD, the family planning programme in India has yet to conform to the principles agreed to under ICPD, especially in terms of doing away with

NGOs: the good, bad and the ugly (NGOs ,GS paper 2,Political science ,The Hindu )

With Greenpeace and various non-profits under the scanner, it is time to revive the idea of an accreditation agency for the sector. “In Sheraton hotels in scattered nations, We damn multinational corporations; Injustice seems so easy to protest, In such seething hotbeds of social rest.” (‘The Development Set’, Ross Coggins,

The Ministry of Magic Tricks ( Environment ,The Hindu )

The government’s decision to seriously dilute environmental norms for project approval seems to indicate a belief that problems can vanish magically Looking for occult solutions to real-world problems may seem incompatible with the hard-headed industrial and financial magnates who support the present Bharatiya Janata Party government, but there seems to

New law will bring fares of app-based taxis under proposed Road Transport Act (Business Standard )

The Centre plans to bring web-based taxi operators under the purview of the proposed Road Transport and Safety legislation and place their fare structure under the purview of the proposed National Transport Authority. Currently, mobile application-based taxi operators are not regulated since they are not registered as taxi service. Under a

Govt could bring back sugar release order (Business Standard )

The Centre might consider bringing back the release order (RO) mechanism for domestic sugar sales. It could also consider creation of a buffer stock of about three million tonnes, to help mills clear their sugarcane payment dues to farmers.The dues, over Rs 19,000 crore as on March 31, might spiral

The clean energy opportunity (GS paper 3. Energy ,Indian Express )

In the last six months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama have held historic meetings, brought India and the US closer together, and created a partnership to jointly seize the enormous economic and environmental opportunities, driving both countries towards a clean energy future. Addressing climate change will

A tax hell on earth (GS paper 3, Taxation , Indian Express)

A few weeks ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his displeasure with India’s tax administration and asked the Central Board of Direct Taxes to deal with public grievances. Later, the finance minister spoke strongly in support of the income tax (IT) department and stated, surprisingly, that India’s tax regime was