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Important International Agencies

Important International Agencies, Institutions, and Fora- their Structure and Mandate, and Bilateral, Regional, and Global Groupings and Agreements Involving India and/or affecting India’s interests UNITED NATIONS Structure and Mandate The main organs of the UN are the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice,…

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Indian Diaspora

Indian Diaspora The Indian diaspora today constitutes an important, and in some respects unique, force in world culture. The origins of the modern Indian diaspora lie mainly in the subjugation of India by the British and its incorporation into the British empire. Indians were taken over as indentured labor to far-flung parts of the empire…

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Bilateral

Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and or affecting India’s interests SAARC The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, or SAARC, is an economic and geopolitical organization that was established to promote socio-economic development, stability, and welfare economics, and collective self-reliance within its member nations. Founded during a summit in 1985, SAARC’s…

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India and its neighbourhood-relations

India and its neighbourhood-relations India is the world’s largest democracy and according to UN estimates, its population is expected to overtake China’s in 2028 to become the world’s most populous nation. As a rising economic powerhouse and nuclear-armed state, India has emerged as an important regional power. But it is also tackling huge, social, economic…

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Role of Civil Services in a Democracy

Role of Civil Services in a Democracy In a democracy, power vests with the people. This power is exercised through its elected representatives who have the mandate to govern them for a specific period. The civil services by virtue of its knowledge, experience and understanding of public aff airs assist the elected representatives in formulating…

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Governance

Governance Governance is how society or groups within it, organize to make decisions. The complexity of Governance is difficult to capture in a simple definition. The need for governance exists anytime a group of people come together to accomplish an end. Though the governance literature proposes several definitions, most rest on three dimensions: authority, decision-making…

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Issues related to Poverty and Hunger

Issues related to Poverty and Hunger Approximately 896 million people in developing countries live on $1.90 a day or less. Between 1990 and 2008, efforts to impact this issue were successful, and the number of people living in poverty decreased by nearly half, from 48 to 26 percent.  Poverty, food prices and hunger are inextricably…

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Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector

Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources Planning has traditionally focused on the need to provide special support to historically disadvantaged groups. The Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), have a special status under the Constitution. Other disadvantaged groups needing special support are Other Backward Classes…

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Vulnerable Groups

Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these Schemes Vulnerable Sections of the population The process of identifying vulnerable groups within the health and human right generated from the pressing reality on the ground that stemmed from the fact that there are certain groups who…

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