Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements involving India and affecting India’s interests.

Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and or affecting India’s interests   Historical Background India’s relations with the world have evolved since the British Raj (1857–1947), when the British Empire monopolised external and defence relations. When India gained independence in 1947, few Indians had experience in making or conducting foreign policy. However, the country’s oldest political … Read more

National Population Policy

India was the first nation to launched a family planning programme in 1952. Though the birth rate started decreasing, it was accompanied by a sharp decrease in death rate, leading to an overall increase in population.The early concept of population policy covered both mortality and fertility and did not exclusively focus on fertility. There was … Read more

Development of political parties, major Political parties and their support base and performance in the Assembly and Parliamentary elections in Himachal Pradesh

Development of political parties, major Political parties and their support base and performance in the Assembly and Parliamentary elections in Himachal Pradesh:- POLITICAL PARTIES IN HIMACHAL PRADESH:- The key political players in Himachal Pradesh state in north-east India are the ruling Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party. There are only 4 Lok Sabha (lower … Read more

Remote Sensing and Communication satellites. Applications of Remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) for natural resources monitoring and applications benefiting common man.

Remote sensing- GIS and its application   Remote Sensing Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object and thus in contrast to on-site observation. In current usage, the term “remote sensing” generally refers to the use of satellite- or aircraft-based sensor technologies to detect … Read more

Important missions and programmes of Department of Space and Indian Space Research Organization.

Space Technology- Indian space programs. Application of Satellites for different purposes   Despite being a developing economy with its attendant problems, India has effectively developed space technology and has applied it successfully for its rapid development and today is offering a variety of space services globally. Indian Space Program: During the formative decade of 1960s, … Read more

Important international Institutions, agencies and fora, their structure and mandate.

An international organization is an organization with an international membership, scope, or presence. There are two main types: International nongovernmental organizations(INGOs): non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate internationally. These include international non-profit organizations and worldwide companies such as the World Organization of the Scout Movement, International Committee of the Red Cross. Intergovernmental organizations, also known as international governmental organizations (IGOs): the type of organization most closely associated with … Read more

Information sharing and transparency in government and Right to information act 2005

Information sharing and transparency in government and Right to information act 2005 Transparency and accountability in administration as the sine qua non of participatory democracy, gained recognition as the new commitments of the state towards its citizens. It is considered imperative to enlist the support and participation of citizens in management of public services. Traditionally, … Read more

18.01.18 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Himachal to be tuberculosis-free by 2022   Himachal Pradesh will be free from tuberculosis by 2022. This was stated by Health minister Vipin Singh Parmar in Palampur.   Parmar said 654 teams have been formed for the three districts and will run the campaign for 15 days to cover 1,53,654 people.   These teams … Read more

17.01.18 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Women commission gets new chairperson   HP Government set in the process of appointing politicians as chairpersons/vice-chairpersons of boards and corporations and other statutory bodies and nominated senior party leader and former chairperson of the Parwanoo Municipal Council Dr Daisy Thakur as Chairperson of the Himachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (HPSCW) … Read more

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