Parboiled Rice

Context: Recently, Telangana Chief Minister and members of his Cabinet staged a dharna at Telangana House, demanding a uniform paddy procurement policy. The protest came after the Centre said it was stopping the purchase of excess parboiled rice, of which Telangana is a major producer. The Centre has said demand is low and it cannot waste money […]

RoDTEP Scheme

Context: Recently, the government had left out sectors such as iron and steel, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, from the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP) scheme. These sectors were omitted from the scheme, as iron and steel were ‘already booming’ and the pharma industry’s business had also increased during the pandemic. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Taxation) […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 19 April 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 19 April 2022 Contents The Process of Cartelization Confidentiality ring amendment and its impact on antitrust disputes The Process of Cartelization Context Competition Commission of India (CCI) has fined 11 firms for of bid rigging, cartelization in Indian Railways tenders. Relevance GS-III: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of […]

PIB Summaries 19 April 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENT Guru Tegh Bahadur Guru Tegh Bahadur Focus: GS I- History Why in News? The  Prime Minister will address the nation on the 400th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji at the  historic Red Fort on 21 April 2022. Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621–1675) Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth of ten Gurus of the […]

Current Affairs 19 April 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Meghalaya council opposes border deal WHO & traditional medicine Parboiled rice RoDTEP scheme Meghalaya Council Opposes Border Deal Context: A tribal council in Meghalaya has joined the list of individuals and organisations in opposing the State government’s deal with Assam to resolve a 50-year-old boundary dispute. The Assam and Meghalaya governments had on March […]

The Process of Cartelization

Context Competition Commission of India (CCI) has fined 11 firms for of bid rigging, cartelization in Indian Railways tenders. Relevance GS-III: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment. Dimensions of the Article What is a Cartel? What is Cartelization? Philosophy behind How do they work? How do cartels hurt? Are […]

Confidentiality Ring Amendment and Its Impact on Antitrust Disputes

Context Amazon (the defendant) decided to take the confidentiality route towards its submissions in an order dated March 7 passed by the DG-CCI on the Amazon dispute. Relevance GS-III: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment. Dimensions of the Article About the Confidentiality Ring Adoption of Confidentiality ring by CCI […]