Category Archives: Decoded

India learning Disaster Management

  As gusty winds of over 200 kilometres an hour and a very heavy downpour marked the onslaught of Cyclone Phailin on Saturday, India’s preparedness to face one of the…

National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility

  The Union Cabinet has approved the National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility that recognizes the need to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disabilities as well as to facilitate…

New Methodology for Coal Block Auction

  The Government has approved the methodology for auction by competitive bidding of the coal blocks. The methodology provides for auctioning the fully explored coal blocks and also provides for…

Rajan Panel Report: Infographics

  Lands Down Under Comparisons | Create infographics Courtesy: The Hindu  

US Government Shutdown ??

  THE US government faces it first shutdown since 1996 after the Republican-held House of Representatives passed a measure on Sunday that would derail President Obama’s healthcare bill by stripping…

Human Influence and IPCC Report

  Human influence on the climate system is clear. This is evident in most regions of the globe, a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes….

National Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture

  Climate Change, caused by the increased concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere, has emerged as the most prominent global environmental problem. Most of the countries including India…

Damodaran Panel Report

  A committee headed by former Sebi chairman M Damodaran has recommended scrapping of ‘retrospective taxation’ as a chief measure to make India an attractive destination to do business. The…

Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation) Bill, 2012.

  The Lok Sabha has passed the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2012. The Bill provides for protection of livelihoods rights, social security of street…

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, 2011

  The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill (PFRDA), 2011 was passed by the Lok Sabha today with official amendments. It was earlier introduced in Lok Sabha on the…