Category Archives: Decoded

Jainism and Buddhism: A brief comparative study

  By: Vipin Khokad   The similarities between Jainism and Buddhism were such that for a very long time Jainism was considered as just an off shoot of Buddhism. It behooves…

What is President’s rule ?

  You might have seen or heard this term ‘President’s rule’ many times in newspapers and television. Let’s find out a little about what this means. What’s in the constitution?…

UNESCO’s 11th EFA Global Monitoring Report

  UNESCO released the 11th Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2013 – 14 on 28 January 2014. The theme of the report was Teaching and Learning: Achieving quality for…

Two more attempts to UPSC aspirants

  A moment of rejoice for lakhs of Civil Services aspirants, as the Central Government has approved two additional attempts to all categories of candidates with effect from Civil Services…

Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries

  This report revisits the theoretical concepts of inequalities including their measurements, analyzes their global trends, presents the policy makers’ perception of inequalities in 15 countries and identifies various policy…

Pre-2005 notes withdrawal by RBI: All you need to know

  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that all currency notes issued prior to 2005 would be withdrawn from March 21, 2014. From April 1, 2014, the public…

Exchange Traded Funds : Meaning & Benefits

  Author: Siddharth Jain   With government clearing Central Public Sector Enterprises -Exchange Traded Fund (CPSE-ETF or simply PSU-ETF), they will soon be traded in the bourses. Before discussing the merits and success-factors…

The Street Vendors Bill: Legal Recognition of Street Vendors

  Author: Vipin Khokad   The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Vending) Bill, a milestone towards legal recognition of street vendors, was introduced in the Loksabha on 6…

New Regulatory Framework for TV Rating Agencies

  Aiming at making television ratings transparent, credible and accountable, Union Cabinet has approved comprehensive regulatory framework with guidelines for Television Rating Agencies in India. These guidelines will cover detailed…

Hurdles in Basmati as Geographical Indicator

  India’s fight to safeguard the typical identity of basmati rice name, fought in part through a registering for a geographical indication protection by state-run export registration agency APEDA, is…