Local Self Government – The Panchayats & The Municipalities

Constitutional Basis - Article 40 under the Directive Principles of State Policy of the Constitution says - “The state shall take steps to organize village panchayats and endow them with such powers and authority as may be necessary to enable them to function as units of self-government.” Important Committees - Balwant Rai Mehta Committee; Ashok Mehta … Continue reading Local Self Government – The Panchayats & The Municipalities

East Asia Summit – Pointers

Forum of 18 countries of the Asia-Pacific region formed to further the objectives of regional peace, security and prosperity. Established in 2005, membership of EAS consists of ten ASEAN Member States (i.e. Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam), Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russian … Continue reading East Asia Summit – Pointers

Indo-U.S. Vaccine Action Program

The Indo-U.S. Vaccine Action Program (VAP) is a bilateral program. Supports a broad spectrum of activities relating to immunization and vaccine related research. A Government-to-Government Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) led to the establishment of the VAP in July 1987. Since then, this agreement has been renewed every five years. The nodal agency of VAP in … Continue reading Indo-U.S. Vaccine Action Program

POINTERS – Main reasons for the agricultural crisis in India.

Main reasons for the agricultural crisis in India: Rising pressure of population on farming and a steady declining trend in land holdings Risks in production, weather and disaster, price, credit, market and those in policy. Predominance of informal source of credit. Price risks due to low resilience High production cost. Read the full summary here.