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The ‘Hero of Emergency’ George Fernandes leaves behind his legacy
India

The ‘Hero of Emergency’ George Fernandes leaves behind his legacy

Our nation received was left stunned with the demise of our former Defence Minister George Mathew Fernandes on 29th January, Tuesday. George Fernandes, who passed away at the age of 88, served as the Defence Minister of our nation under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government during the tenure of 1998 to 2004. His Role during During Emergency -  Being a staunch socialist, active journalist, trade unionist, and a freethinker, Fernandes stood firm against the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi. He openly protested against it due to which a warrant was issued against his name. After the issue of the warrant, he went underground in order to escape arrest. He even had allegations against him for receiving funding from the French Government and the CIA to cause political upheaval and revolt ag
Everything you need to know about ‘Ayushman Bharat Scheme’
Government Schemes, India

Everything you need to know about ‘Ayushman Bharat Scheme’

On September 23rd, 2018, the Modi-led government launched India’s most ambitious public health insurance scheme yet: the Ayushman Bharat– Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). What is Ayushman Bharat Scheme? The scheme covers free hospital treatment for rural and urban poor, for up to Rs. 5 lakhs per family. It covers 10.74 crore poor families and there is no upper limit on the family size. The scheme is entitlement-based, so there is no enrolment process or premium that beneficiaries must pay. Transactions are also cash-free, so beneficiaries need not go through the trouble of waiting for reimbursement from the government, but simply find their name on a database of beneficiaries and avail the healthcare services they are entitled to. Each empanelled hospital shall have an “Ayush
10% Quota for Economically weak – A path breaking step
India

10% Quota for Economically weak – A path breaking step

Today, 10% quota for Economically weak in General category has been passed in LokSabha. Yesterday when. The famous Reservation system of our country now includes a new point for debate. The Cabinet yesterday approved a 10% quota in government jobs and higher educational institutions for Economically Weaker Sections among the general category. A constitutional amendment bill will be tabled in the parliament to bring this decision into effect. If the bill gets passed in Rajya Sabha also, the total reservation in the country would be 60%, exceeding the limit of 50% set by SC in the ‘Indra Sawhney & Others Vs. Union of India’ case. The Apex court upheld Mandal Commission’s 27% quota for backward classes in the Indra Sawhney Case, as well as the principle that the combined scheduled-
Top 12 Takeaways From the First Interview of PM Modi in 2019
2019 Elections, Analysis, India, Lok Sabha

Top 12 Takeaways From the First Interview of PM Modi in 2019

“I believe in the judgement of people” PM Modi says he believes in the goodwill he has earned."If the Opposition does not spread fake propaganda, how will they stitch an alliance? They are weaving a narrative to harm us. But I believe in the judgement of people," he says.  “I am happy they believe in some Modi Magic” Modi says he would like to thank everyone who acknowledges 'Modi magic' even if, they think, it is waning."When my opponents say the Modi magic has disappeared, I feel happy. They believe the magic is there. Woh maantey hain ki Modi magic naam ki koi cheez hai. They have acknowledged the magic, I am thankful," he says “Pakistan will not mend its ways so easily” The prime minister says it will take a long, long time for Pakistan to fall in line."Ek ladaayi se Pakistan sud
Is the economy of India doing better under Modi?
Analysis, India

Is the economy of India doing better under Modi?

The economy of a country is one of the most important criteria of development. The economy of a developing country like India has experienced many changes throughout the years and has impacted its people as well as the economies of different countries that are connected through globalisation. The government of India has always tried to form a budget that best satisfies its people and allocation of resources is done in the best possible way. As Indian economy still needs a lot of improvement, the working of government in economic sector holds importance. Each government’s steps taken in the economy changes it to a certain level. To analyse the economy under different governments, let’s see the condition of the economy before 2014 (UPA government) and since 2014 (NDA government). Let's see i
Is Indian foreign policy under Modi Government effective?
India

Is Indian foreign policy under Modi Government effective?

In this era of globalisation, every country is connected to one another. Not only in terms of trade and economy but also the diplomatic relations between the countries hold much importance in this global world. India's foreign policy and its relations with other nations, as it is one of the most rapidly developing country also holds a very important status in the world. Its foreign policy and relations with the rest of the world defines its role in economic matters of the world and its contribution to maintaining peace. India is an active member of the United Nations and has a stand on several issues addressed in its assembly. India is also a part of other important international organisations such as SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) and BRICS (Organisation of large...
How did BJP policies perform in last 4 years?
Analysis, India

How did BJP policies perform in last 4 years?

Bharatiya Janta Party is a right-wing party and was formed on 6th April 1980. It has close ideological and organisational links to Hindu Nationalist RSS i.e, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. A brief history of the (BJP) Bharatiya Janata Party - The BJP was originated from Bharatiya Jana Sangha which was formed in 1951 by Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Our current Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a member of BJP. The official ideology of the BJP is “Integral Humanism” and was first formulated by Deendayal Upadhyaya in the year 1965. The party is committed to Hindutva and advocates social conservatism. How did the BJP evolve in MODI's time? BJP led by Narendra Modi had promised a lot of positive changes and his slogan “Achhe din aane wale he” (Good days are coming) along with his Gujarat Model impre
Why State Election results 2018 are not Congress’ win but BJP’s loss?
Analysis, India

Why State Election results 2018 are not Congress’ win but BJP’s loss?

In 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Bhartiya Janta Party achieved an absolute majority with 282 seats out of 543 and become the largest political party of India ending the Coalition era from 1989. But recent state elections have a different story to tell. The results of elections in five Indian states saw a dramatic change in the country political map. BJP lost its three main states to Congress. BUT, it’s a Congress win or BJP Loss? The results of assembly elections in five states this year-- Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, and Telangana--showed NOTA registering around 8.44Lakhs votes. Many candidates in this assembly election have lost and gained the win with a little margin of votes like 500 to 1000, which clearly shows that how NOTA has affected and benefited the candid
Top 10 Schemes of Modi Govt. Which May Help Him Win the 2019 General Electons
Analysis, India, Lok Sabha

Top 10 Schemes of Modi Govt. Which May Help Him Win the 2019 General Electons

Since the general elections are less than 6 months away, everyone with even little interest in politics has started speculating about the next to be Prime Minister or the winning political party. Apparently, people seem to differ in opinions when it comes to what party they want to see in power, but as a prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi still remains the "Apple of our eyes". Modi still is probably the most popular leader in India. This popularity is not without a foundation. The Modi government has been hailed by world leaders, the most recent is IMF chief economist calling the growth trajectory in India as "very solid".Narendra Modi government came up with bold reformative policies and changes like GST and Demonetization, which are among the several reforms which have been pr
‘Love Thy Neighbour’: A Tale Of Indian Diplomacy
Analysis, India, International relations

‘Love Thy Neighbour’: A Tale Of Indian Diplomacy

India has been at a geographically advantageous spot, which has allowed it to grow on its own, while also maintaining contact with the outside world. India has been lucky enough to have oceanic coasts that gave rise port towns that connected it to the rest of the world, without being disadvantaged by the isolation that an island would bring. Historically, geography has been favourable to India– the Himalayas have shielded India from invasions from Chinese empires, open borders at the northwest have allowed for trade with Persia, and the vast coasts of the south have fostered trade with Europe and the rest of the world. However, times and borders have changed, so these geographical boundaries do not mean the same things for India today. The northwest border is no longer a highway to Persia,