Category: Miscellaneous

Climate change and human rights

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“Climate change threatens our ability to achieve sustainable development, and in some cases, our very survival.”                                                                                                             – Ban Ki-Moon

UNFCCC defines ‘climate change’ as a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods. The major impact of climate change include rise in average global temperature, ice cap melting, changes in precipitation, and increase in ocean temperature leading to sea level rise.

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France: Revolution and Collectivism

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France remerged in the 17thcentury as the most powerful nation state in Europe over the previous 200 yrs. Variousprenrepalitions independent fiefdom and dukedoms had been absorbed by the French monarchy as it Consolidated Its power.

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Need for Capital Efficiency in Realizing Kalam Sir’s Dream of Developed India by 2020

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A glory has departed. He was the greatest Indian alive in recent decades. His temper was scientific, his vision was humane and his work reflected the highest level of moral courage. He will keep on inspiring us and the coming generations to do more and better.  He had a dream and a vision of making India a developed nation by 2020.  He also had put forward the action plan required to realize this dream. I will try to put forward some of the hurdles we are facing in realizing that dream. Though there are many things that can be reformed including the social attitude, political culture but I keep this blog to requirement and efficiency of capital in relation to development. Continue reading “Need for Capital Efficiency in Realizing Kalam Sir’s Dream of Developed India by 2020”

Britain : Industrialization and Utilitarianism

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England was the 1st Country to experience the effects of the industrial revolution and during the 1st half of our classical period, was politically and economically in advance of all other European societies. In England, Industrialization come about without out widespread governmental assistance.

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DISINVESTMENT: Policy and Initiatives by NDA Government

  • by Gaurav Bansal

With the regime change last year, the disinvestment policy was expected to be revised after hitting the nadir (lowest point) in previous UPA Government’s 10 year rule. The following article is an a analysis of Disinvestment policy in past one year. Continue reading “DISINVESTMENT: Policy and Initiatives by NDA Government”

Railway Modernization and Rail Budget 2015-2016 Analysis

  • by Gaurav Bansal

Issues concerning rail infrastructure in India :

  1. Low Operating Ratio: Railways spend 94 paise out of every rupee it earns on operating expenses like maintenance and staff salary. This leaves very little investible surplus. A part of this surplus is used to renew the depreciated inventory like worn out coaches or repair work at old stations. The lack of investment in rail infrastructure is partly responsible for poor service delivery and lack of passenger safety.
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Union Budget 2015: Steps to curb Black Money

  • by Gaurav Bansal

The Union Budget 2015 introduced various measures to curb the circulation of black money and bring more and more income into the tax purview; particularly it has included most of the suggestions of the SIT (special investigation team) have been considered. Following can be considered as the most important takeaways from the budget regarding the new law on black money and other proposed measures. Continue reading “Union Budget 2015: Steps to curb Black Money”

Tax Reforms and Union Budget 2015: Are we moving towards an ‘Optimal Tax’ structure?

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With General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) and Goods and Services Tax (GST) to be implemented in couple of years and Union Budget’s rational announcements regarding the broader Tax reforms, it may very well be the case. Continue reading “Tax Reforms and Union Budget 2015: Are we moving towards an ‘Optimal Tax’ structure?”

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in LARR Ordinance, 2014

  • by Manoj K. Jha

History of land acquisition laws in India

Colonial period: History of Land acquisition laws even precede the year 1894, most notable was Bengal Regulation I of 1824. The colonial administration of Presidency towns made such land acquisition laws which later spread across the country to facilitate the easy acquisition of land and other immovable properties for  roads, canals and other public purposes with compensation to be determined by specifically appointed arbitrators. Continue reading “The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in LARR Ordinance, 2014”

GS: Swimming in the ocean

  • by Manoj K. Jha

For the bright and ignited minds of India, Civil Services have always been the ultimate career choice.

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