wto trade facilitation agreement and indian stand

India and WTO is an important topic for Civil Services Exam, especially UPSC Mains. In 2013, there was a question for mains – “Food security bill is expected to eliminate…

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volcanoes everything you need to know

A volcano is an opening in the earth’s crust through which gases, molten rocks materials (lava), ash, steam etc. are emitted outward in the course of an eruption. Such vents…

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us debt ceiling crisis and us federal government shut down explained

Last article from Rankias.com discussed about Sub-prime crisis and Fiscal Cliff. Things didn’t end there for US economy. There were other problems to handle. The next two major categories of…

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universal basic income ubi everything you need to know

Economic Survey for the year 2016-17 has an entire chapter dedicated to the discussion on Universal Basic Income (UBI). In this article let us try to understand the concept of…

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uniform civil code ucc pros and cons in a nutshell

The issue of the **Uniform Civil Code** has emerged into India’s political discourse recently mainly because many Muslim women, affected adversely by the personal laws, have begun knocking on the…

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unified payment interface upi made simple

Unified Payment Interface (UPI) is recently in news. UPI is believed to revolutionize the way Indians do banking. In this post we will see what UPI is and how safe…

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unescos world heritage sites names from india

World Heritage is the designation for places on Earth that are of outstanding universal value to humanity. Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Galápagos Islands in Ecuador,…

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transgender rights legal recognition the need of the hour

When a child is born, doctors say, “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl.” The assigned sex of the new born is based on biology. But a person’s gender identity…

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the twin balance sheet problem tbs how can indian economy avoid a crisis

How well is the Indian Economy doing in the last 3-4 years? Economic Survey – the flagship annual document of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India – points out…

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the shrinking central plan and growing central assistance

The Central Plan amount is shrinking while Central Assistance is increasing – the 2014-15 budget paper analysis points to this fact. While the total plan expenditure has slightly increased this…

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