Category The Hindu

Marginalised from school

• It has been almost a decade and this gives rise to the fact that the act requires a review of the implementation of act. => Implementation by states • A total of five States (Goa, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim and…

Building trust among real estate buyers

• The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, mandatorily requires promoters to register all real estate projects with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) in their respective States. This registration is vital for any real estate project, because even…

The ‘new’ South Asia

• PM’s Visit to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London this week. • It will redefine the priorities of the Commonwealth and also India’s neighbourhood policy is coming under scrutiny. • The visit of Nepali Prime Minister K.P.…

Chasing the monsoon

• The forecast of a normal monsoon has brought relief all around. For farmers, the India Meteorological Department’s estimate that rainfall during the summer, between June and September, will be 97% of the 50-year average of 89 cm, is bound…

Publish and perish?

• In June 2017, the Medical Council of India (MCI) made publishing original research in indexed journals a prerequisite for appointments and promotions of teaching faculty in medical colleges. Recruitment, tenure and promotions are often linked to research publications in…

At home and in exile

• With climate change, its worsening slow onset effects such as droughts, effects from sea level rise and water shortages will cause many to leave their homes and move to safer places. • Such migration may be a choice in…

Towards a regional reset?

• The government’s foreign policy moves over the past few months represent an unannounced but profound shift in its thinking about the neighbourhood. This could change the course of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign policy before the general election next…

Mandate and allocations

• Concerns over the directive to use population data in the Terms of Reference (ToR) from the 2011 Census, and not the 1971 Census that was used earlier, is an exaggeration. => POPULATION DATA • Conceptually, general purpose transfers to…