Dilution Of The RTI Act And Its Impact On Governance & Democracy

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that amends the Right to Information Act, 2005 was passed by Parliament in July 2019. Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, seeks to amend Sections 13, 16 and 27 of the RTI Act, a move that links the status of Central Information Commissioners with that of Election Commissioners …

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Strategic Implications Of AI In National Security And Challenges For India

When it comes to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in defense and national security, we mostly talk about how AI is going to impact the operational level of war. Our interest is mostly confined to how future ware will be waged and won through AI-enabled military capabilities. But AI has the potential to impact …

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Why Should India Worry About Its Poor Ranking In The Global Hunger Index?

India’s ranking in the Global Hunger Index 2019 is 102 among the 117 countries. India finding its name at the bottom of the index is clearly a matter of grave concern. If we compare India’s performance with the past year, it has jumped one place, but India is not better off in comparison to the …

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BIMSTEC And India

This regional organization comprises seven countries namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. Five of the member countries come from South Asia and two countries, namely, Myanmar and Thailand come from Southeast Asia. These countries are lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional …

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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

The Paris-headquartered Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body. It was established in 1989 by the Ministers of its Member jurisdictions. The objectives of the FATF are to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity …

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Gap Between Women And Men Is Narrowing In Education, Not In Jobs

As per the Government’s latest findings on higher education, the gap between women and men is narrowing. Have a look at the key findings of All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2016-17: There is an increase in overall enrolment from 27.5 million in 2010-11 to 35.7 million in 2016-17. Gender Parity Index (GPI), a …

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