Category : Institutions & Organisations

ICAR and ICRISAT – Partnership for Crop Research in India : Daily Editorial ICAR and ICRISAT – Partnership for Crop Research in India : Daily Editorial

Welcome to Daily Editorial Initiative! Context Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) and International Crops Research for semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have joined together to work on crop improvement and agronomy programmes in India through Climate Smart Agriculture: Focus Areas: Climate Smart Crops, smart food, digitisation of breeding database, integrating systems modelling tools for up-scaling climateRead Full Article

National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID): Functions and Concerns

National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) Context: The government of India in 2016 appointed Ashok Patnaik as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Intelligence Grid. The appointment is being seen as the government’s effort to revive the project. Introduction: 1. The attack on Mumbai in 2008, 26/11 attack, exposed many weaknesses in Indian intelligence security andRead Full Article

Payments Banks – concept demystified

Imagine, you have a  mobile connection from Docomo. One fine day, you are told it’ll serve you as a bank. Cool , haina? Precisely this is what RBI is vying for. To get more people into the net of banking system, it came up with the idea of Payment Banks. So what exactly are they,Read Full Article

NHRC – composition , functions and role in safeguarding human rights

“It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings” -Mahatma Gandhi The UN Commission on Human Rights formulated the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). UDHR was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Although the UDHR was a non-binding resolution, it is now considered to haveRead Full Article

What is the Arctic Council and why it matters to India – Read this to find out

Pranab Mukherjee recently visited Norway and Finland. The visit was believed to be an assertion of India’s willingness to have a strong presence in  Arctic Council. It is a known fact that melting of Arctic Ice is offering both challenges and opportunities for the international community. Opportunities are in the form of oil and gasRead Full Article