Category Archives: Decoded

Summary of Economic Survey 2013-14

  The Economic Survey 2013-14, presented in the Lok Sabha by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, has noted that as India had a large trade deficit in the first…

Special Drawing Rights (SDRs): How it Works ??

  The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries’ official reserves. Its value is based on a basket of four…

Project ‘Mausam’ by Ministry of Culture

  Secretary, Ministry of Culture Shri Ravindra Singh on 20th June, 2014 presented ‘Mausam’, a Ministry of Culture project to an international audience at the 38th session of the World…

Canister Based Launch of Agni V : Explained

  Explained by: Parveen Kaswan ( Author is an Aerospace Engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Designs from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore ) India is planning for Canister-based…

Recommendations of Tax Administration Reform Commission

  A panel headed by Parthasarathi Shome on Monday recommended abolishing the post of revenue secretary as part of needed reforms in the tax administration. It also said the Central Board of Direct Taxes and…

Working of Tsunami Warning System

  The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC) is established after the deadly Tsunami on 26 December, 2004 at Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Sciences (INCOIS – ESSO), autonomous…

The Dilemma of KG Gas: Decoded

  Author: Suchak Patel    Nowadays, this title has become the synonym of crony capitalism. There are many reports, articles published on the topic in both electronic and print media….

India’s Mobile Governance Initiative bags UN’s Award

  India’s Mobile Governance Initiative (Mobile Seva) bags United Nations Public Service Award for 2014. The United Nations Public Service Awards Programme (UNPSA), the most prestigious international recognition of excellence…

NSWG and PURA – Tools to transform India

  Author:  V.k. Dadhich   Recently, the Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi had a talk with former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam over phone. They talked of the future that lay…

Delhi has the worst air quality – WHO

  The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently released its 2014 version of the Ambient Air Pollution (AAP) database revealed that thirteen of the dirtiest 20 cities were Indian. Delhi tops…