India-South Korea Relations: A New Beginning

India- South Korea

India and South Korea enjoy warm and friendly relations. However despite its strong economic foundation, the relationship has so far failed to realize its full potential. South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s recent visit to India was hoped to rectify that situation and add depth to the bilateral relations. In fact, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, … [Read more...]

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Top International Current Affairs Issues And Reports 2013

International Reports

According to the 2013 Human Development Report, 21st century transformation of the South has been accompanied by major advances in public health, education, transportation, telecommunications and civic engagement in national governance. The human development consequences have been profound: the proportion of people living in extreme poverty fell from 43.1 … [Read more...]

Energy Security In India


  India is the fourth largest consumer of energy in the world after USA, China and Russia but it is not endowed with abundant energy resources. It must, therefore, meet its development needs by using all available domestic resources of coal, uranium, oil, hydro and other renewable resources, and supplementing domestic production by imports. High … [Read more...]

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Panchayati Raj In India

Palestinian Day

Though  the  Panchayati Raj Institutions have been in existence for  a long  time, it has been observed that these institutions have not been able  to  acquire  the  status and dignity of  viable  and   responsive people's  bodies  due  to  a number of reasons  including   absence  of regular    elections,     prolonged      … [Read more...]

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Roadmap For The Panchayati Raj (2011-2017)

Panchayati Raj

The 73rd Amendment to the Constitution has given constitutional status to the Panchayats. It envisions the Panchayats as the institutions of local self-governance and also the universal platforms for planning and implementing programmes for economic development and social justice. It has deepened the democracy and ensured social and political empowerment … [Read more...]

Low Carbon Strategies For Inclusive Growth


The Planning Commission set up an expert group in February 2010 to sketch out a low-carbon strategy for inclusive growth. The expert group in its interim report, published in May 2011, has identified specific actions and measures that can reduce India’s emissions intensity by nearly 25 per cent by 2020. It has also shown that, with a more aggressive … [Read more...]

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G20 Mexico Summit


The Group of Twenty, or G20, is the premier forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together the world’s major advanced and emerging economies. The G20 comprises Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, EU, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, … [Read more...]

India-Myanmar Relations


  Myanmar is the only South East Asian Nations with which India shares a land border.  And this makes it as an important part of India’s Look East Policy. "Look East" Policy, which was initiated in 1991, marked a strategic shift in India’s perspective of the world. It was developed and enacted during the government of Prime Minister P.V. … [Read more...]

Union Budget 2012-13 Summary

The Union Budget 2012-13 presented by the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Lok Sabha on March 16 identifies five objectives to be addressed effectively in the ensuing fiscal. The Budget identifies five objectives to be addressed effectively in the ensuing fiscal year. They include a.) focus on domestic demand driven growth recovery; b.) create … [Read more...]