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Value Added Article: What Kind of Reforms Do the Civil Services Really Need? | Category – Governance | Source – EPW

Value Added Article: What Kind of Reforms Do the Civil Services Really Need? | Category – Governance | Source – EPW

Recently, there has been talk of reforming the administrative services and especially, the process of recruitment. Earlier this year the government decided to allow the recruitment of 10 experts to the joint-secretary level from outside the services.

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Value Added Article: Urban Infrastructure Funding | Category – Urbanization | Source – The Economic Times

Value Added Article: Urban Infrastructure Funding | Category – Urbanization | Source – The Economic Times

India has embarked upon what can be called the most ambitious and comprehensive programme of planned urbanisation undertaken anywhere in the world. This development is also a recognition of the fact that by 2030, 600 million Indians, or 40 per cent of India’s population, will live in urban spaces.

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Value Added Article: Why India Could Do With One More Time Zone | Category – Human and Economic Geography | Source – EPW

Value Added Article: Why India Could Do With One More Time Zone | Category – Human and Economic Geography | Source – EPW

India spans a longitudinal difference of 30 degrees from the western state of Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh in the East. However, India has a single time zone, defined by mean longitude at 82.5 degrees east of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), passing through Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh. This results in almost a two-hour difference in sunrise from east to west.

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Value Added Article: Food to Nutrition Security | Category – Poverty and Hunger | Source – Yojana

Value Added Article: Food to Nutrition Security | Category – Poverty and Hunger | Source – Yojana

Since 1947, achieving food security has been a major goal of our country. This was because the Bengal Famine created awareness of the need for paying priority attention to the elimination of hunger. Our Food Security Act 2013 specially mentions the need for nutritional security.

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Value Added Article: Empowering Rural Women | Category – Problems of women/welfare schemes | Source – Kurukshetra

Value Added Article: Empowering Rural Women | Category – Problems of women/welfare schemes | Source – Kurukshetra

Poverty is particularly acute for women living in rural households. Women’s poverty is directly related to the absence of economic opportunities and autonomy. Goal of inclusive and sustainable development cannot be reached without addressing rural women’s diverse needs.

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Value Added Article: China’s vulnerability, India’s opportunity | Category – International Relations | Source – IDSA

Value Added Article: China’s vulnerability, India’s opportunity | Category – International Relations | Source – IDSA

India has reportedly decided not to join the US–led counter to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The US initiative, which is a trilateral one involving Japan and Australia seeks to fund infrastructure projects in the region. India has opted to stay out of this initiative and thus maintain a fine balance between the US and China.

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