UN launches road safety trust fund

• UN has launched road safety trust fund aimed at spurring action to help save lives in road accidents. => About the Fund • The United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund aims to accelerate progress in improving global road safety…

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…

Reimagining governance

• Getting the Centre, States and district administrations to work in tandem is crucial • The 115 Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) conceived by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is radical not because this is the first time that a government in…

From Plate to Plough: Freeing the farm

• Raising agricultural exports requires the government to unburden policy of consumer bias. A balance should be struck between meeting the needs of food-insecure consumers and income-insecure farmers. • The Government has resolved to increase the value of the country’s…

India, U.K. in talks over education

• India and the United Kingdom (U.K.) were holding talks to seal an agreement on mutual recognition of educational qualifications. • Education was a major area of bilateral cooperation between the two sides which was likely to feature in official…