Category Archives: Decoded

Nuclear Liability Bill & its Controversies

  By Suchak Patel   Act came in to limelight with an article published in the Hindu, “Manmohan may carry nuclear liability dilution as gift for U.S. companies”. In an…

NOTA- Non of the Above

  By: Suchak Patel   The direction in the judgment dated 27th September, 2013 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court is to provide a NOTA option on the EVM and ballot…

PM was ‘misled’: JPC report on 2G spectrum

  The report of the 30-member Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on “allocation and pricing of telecom licences and 2G Spectrum during 1998-2009” was presented to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar…

Amendment Procedures under Indian Constitution

  The procedure of amendment makes the Constitution of India neither totally rigid nor totally flexible, rather a curious mixture of both. Some provisions can be easily changed and for…

GST & Its Salient Features

  GST is a tax on goods and services with comprehensive and continuous chain of set-off benefits from the producer’s point and service provider’s point up to the retailer’s level….

India China Border Defence Cooperation

  India and China have signed an agreement on border defence cooperation and one on transborder rivers among several others this morning, though a key visa agreement has not been…

India: Disaster Profile and Management

  Disaster Profile  The Indian subcontinent is among the world’s most disaster prone areas. Almost 85% of India’s area is vulnerable to one or multiple hazard. Of the 28 states…

Western Ghats and Expert Panel Reports

  The recommendations of the two reports on the Western Ghats, one by the Madhav Gadgil and the other by the K. Kasturiranga led the Environment Ministry to turn approximately…

India 63rd in Global Hunger Index

  India has moved from 65 to 63 in the Global Hunger Index prepared by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide. According to the Index India…

S.R Hashim Report: Identification of Poor in Urban Areas

  With the objective of putting in place a uniform criterion to identify the BPL households in urban areas so that objectivity and transparency is ensured in delivery of benefits…