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The Draft National Encryption Policy The draft was formulated by an expert group set up by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) under Section 84A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. The Draft…

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Why in News Narendra Modi government has now strengthened the review processes to compulsorily retire such officers. Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has said that services of those government officials "which are no longer…

Opinion polls An opinion poll, sometimes simply referred to as a poll, is a survey of public opinion from a particular sample. Opinion polls are usually designed to represent the opinions of a population by…

Smart Villages After select cities, it is now the turn of 300 village clusters to be ‘smart’. The decision was taken by the Cabinet on Wednesday. Introduction The Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission, named after the…

Ease of doing business in India The Doing Business 2015 rankings show India at a depressing 142 out of 189 countries ranked, having actually slipped two ranks (140) from the previous year world order. Most…

Why in News The ban imposed in some States on the sale of meat during the Jain community’s annual fasting period of Paryushan(festival of self purification)  is problematic for more than one reason, and militates…

Draft National Health Policy 2015 Criticism of draft National Health Policy The national programmes provide universal coverage only with respect to certain interventions such as maternal ailments that account for less than 10 per cent of…

Human trafficking in India Human trafficking is the third largest organized crime after drugs and the arms trade across the globe. According to the definition of the United Nations – “trafficking is any activity leading…

Why in News killing of Rationalists Religious intolerance to Rational Criticism There is a striking similarity in the murders of Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and M M Kalburgi. All of them were active rationalists; they…

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