Summary – The Hindu – Decoding the DNA Bill

Author: Helen Wallace The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018 (DNA Bill) has been introduced in the Parliament this week, with a view to creating a national DNA database for use by the police in solving crimes and identifying missing persons. Issues with the DNA Bill: Complexity of DNA examination - using DNA … Continue reading Summary – The Hindu – Decoding the DNA Bill

Summary-The Hindu-Rebooting the system for a skills upgrade

Authors: Santosh Mehrotra & Ashutosh Pratap Private Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) are running small shops, basements, tin sheds and godowns in the country. Disturbing facts such as these come from the report of the Standing Committee on Labour (2017-18) headed by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Kirit Somaiya, on the “Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and Skill Development Initiative Scheme” … Continue reading Summary-The Hindu-Rebooting the system for a skills upgrade

Minimum Support Price

(Probable Question: Market intervention in the form of 'Minimum Support Prices' have not yielded intended results. Discuss. Suggest reforms.) Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) is a form of market intervention by the Government of India to insure agricultural producers against any sharp fall in farm prices. However, there are several problems associated with the MSPs explained … Continue reading Minimum Support Price

National Agriculture Market

(Probable Question: How the electronic-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) has assisted in solving the problem of highly fragmented agricultural market in India? What are the challenges faced by e-NAM?) Agricultural market in India is highly fragmented. With each farmer confined to a single mandi in many products in many states, we currently have thousands of markets … Continue reading National Agriculture Market