Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 – The Conflict Between Humanity & Cultural Identity

Reading Time: 6 mins Recently, the Parliament has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which seeks to ease norms for religious minorities from neighboring nations (non-Muslims) to get Indian citizenship by amending the age-old Citizenship Act, 1955. However, it has polarized regions in border states such as Assam since the locals fear that it will result in demographic change due to immigration.

Organic Farming in India – Features, Benefits, Challenges, InitiativesPREMIUM 

Reading Time: 10 mins According to the World of Organic Agriculture 2018 report, India is the home to 30% of the total organic producers in the world. However, it accounts for just 2.59% of the total organic cultivation area. Also, at the same time, most of the organic farmers are suffering due to poor policies, rising input costs and limited market access. India’s large geographical area with a very large population holds huge potential in organic farming. Therefore, the government must take the necessary steps to promote it for a sustainable future.

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Black Money in India – Sources, Effects & Measures Taken

Reading Time: 6 mins India has, for many years, faced the problem of black money. Despite the measures taken by the government to address this issue, results are few and far between. There still exist stacks of unaccounted money, creating a huge loss for the government. Thus, efficient, proactive government reform is a need of the hour to address this issue.

India-Japan Relations: Evolution, Challenges & Recent DevelopmentsPREMIUM 

Reading Time: 9 mins In recent years, the bilateral ties between India and Japan have been enhanced exponentially due to various mutual interests that arose because of the changing global politics. The recently held 2+2 ministerial meeting between the two nations is one of the very many examples of India’s growing diplomatic relationship with Japan.

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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – Why India Opted Out?

Reading Time: 5 mins First Published: Feb 8, 2019 Updates* India’s participation in the mega-trade agreement, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has long been debated and sentiments around the subject are quite divided and divergent. Critics warned that India must exercise caution before signing RCEP which goes far beyond trade liberalisation to impose a common set of rules on …

Healthcare in India – A Comprehensive AnalysisPREMIUM 

Reading Time: 12 mins In the next decade, India is bound to become the most populous nation in the world, surpassing China. However, compared globally, India remains one of the lowest spenders on public health, despite the government’s commitment to expanding the funding. This makes healthcare service unaffordable and inaccessible to many. Therefore government intervention in this regard is a need of the hour.

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Education in India – A Comprehensive Analysis

Reading Time: 13 mins The Indian education system, for a long time, is faced with the problem of inaccessibility and low-quality education that make Indians unemployable. Due to this, India is not able to use the potential of its human capital. Education is one of the vital tools that help a nation to develop. The government needs to address this issue through proactive involvement for the betterment of all Indian citizens.

[Updated] Zero Budget Natural Farming – The Key to Sustainable AgriculturePREMIUM 

Reading Time: 5 mins While addressing the United Nations conference on desertification (COP-14), Indian PM told the global community that India is focusing on Zero-Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF). ZBNF was also mentioned in budget 2019 for doubling farmer’s income by 2022.

But scientists from the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences argued that there is no need for the government to promote ZBNF unless there is proper scientific validation.

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