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How To Study Indian Polity For IAS Exam?

Compared to History and Geography, freshers who attempt the UPSC Civil Services Exam might not bewell aware initially, about the intricacies of Indian Polity. Topics under polity, though are touched in abasic level in school classes, that depth is not sufficient to meet the requirements of the UPSC IndianPolity section,

Removing ambiguities in graft law (The Hindu ,Polity, GS paper 2 )

Investigating agencies have tended to interpret the law in a narrow perspective. In turn, this has had an adverse impact on morale in the civilservice. In these circumstances, relief to a civil servant can come only from the court before whom he is arraigned. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley struck

Amending the law against corruption (The Hindu, GS paper 2 )

Not all the amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act cleared by the Union Cabinet last week inspire public confidence or meet the objective of filling gaps in domestic anti-corruption law. In significant respects, the proposals fall short of public expectations and fail to address key issues in corruption jurisprudence.

Using nano material to make water safe (The Hindu, Sci and Tech, Gs paper 3 )

A technology developed in the IIT Madras lab Affordable clean water is a crucial aspect of development. Yet, it finds less than adequate attention in the overall scheme of things, whether research, technology or policy. Over 20 per cent of the Indian population has no access to safe water; about

Reflections on Indian Political Economy(Economy , cureent Affair, Esaay , PoliticalScience , epw )

Download PDF version Thirty years after The Political Economy of Development in India was published, its author explores what has changed and what has not changed in India today. Pranab Bardhan (bardhan@econ.berkeley.edu) teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, the US. This is a slightly edited version of the opening

India’s Macroeconomy Post-Keynesian Insights(Economics Essay , epw)

Download PDF version Market, Regulations and Finance: Global Meltdown and the Indian Economy edited by Ratan Khasnabis and Indrani Chakraborty; New Delhi and New York: Springer India, India Studies in Business and Economics, 2014; pp 266, price not indicated. Errol D’Souza (errol@iimahd.ernet.in) teaches Economics at IIM Ahmedabad. This is a

Supreme Court’s Tryst with Secularism and Hindutva(Law , Essay , Polity)

Download PDF version In February this year, the Supreme Court held that although Muslim personal law permits a man to marry four women, this does not offer protection against service rules that prohibit more than one spouse. This article looks at a number of significant judgments on secularism down the