Category Archives: UPSC

No integrity pact in other deals too

Responding to the new revelations in the Rafale fighter deal with France,former Indian Air Force (IAF) official who headed the Indian Negotiating Team (INT) on the deal said there were no anti-corruption clauses even in the Inter-Governmental Agreements (IGA) with Russia and the U.S. Key Facts: The Integrity Pact (IP) is a powerful tool developed by Transparency… Read More »

Rajasthan to scrap Education Criterion

The Rajasthan Assembly has passed two Bills which seek to end the minimum education criterion for panchayat and civic poll candidates– Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and the Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2019. What’s the Condition? The following educational qualifications was made mandatory: 1.Candidates contesting for the post of Sarpanch – should have passed class… Read More »

How will global warming affect El Niño in the 21st Century?

Effects of global warming on El Niño in the 21st Century El Niño remains the largest climate phenomenon that occurs frequently producing droughts, floods, wildfires, dust and snow storms, fish kill, and even elevated risks of civil conflicts. Background: El Niño’s occur every two-to-seven years with very strong El Niño’s occurring about every 15 years.… Read More »

Ministries flouting norms, says Election Commission

Election Commission has refused to entertain Union Ministries  approval for certain decisions after the implementation of Model Code of Conduct Further EC dispatched a letter to Cabinet Secretary where the EC asked Cabinet Secretary to ask its officers to ensure strict compliance of the law. Key Facts: Election Commission of India’s Model Code of Conduct is… Read More »