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Scientific Management: Frederick Taylor [Part-1]

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Frederick W. Taylor, in full Frederick Winslow Taylor (born March 20, 1856, Philadelphia, U.S.—died March 21, 1915, Philadelphia), American inventor and engineer who is known as the father of scientific management. His system of industrial management has influenced the development of virtually every country enjoying the benefits of modern industry. Read More…

Good Governance


The term “good governance” is being used in development literature. Bad governance is being increasingly regarded as one of the root causes of all evil within our societies. The concept is elusive and value-laden. Hence proved to be difficult to define accurately.

The outline of the concept attempted to sketch through two documents.

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BITCOIN


The term “Bitcoin” has been in the news lately; and its value is rising with volatility.  Bitcoin is the digital currency that thrills nerds, inspires libertarians and incites the passions of economists who debate the value of money made from nothing but ones and zeros. Devotees watch the fluctuations of bitcoin’s price with a fanaticism typically reserved for college football scores while visionaries gush about the world changing  possibilities of money free from government control.

Bitcoin was first mentioned in 2008  in a paper published under the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto “. Bitcoin is a  cryptocurrency, so called because it uses public key cryptography to process and  verify payments.

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The Mauryan Art

The Mauryan Art

The period of the Mauryan Empire marks a new epoch in the history of India. It is said to be a period when chronology becomes definite. It was a period when chronology becomes definite. It was a period when politics, art, trade and commerce elevated India to a glorious height. A period of unification of the territories, which lay as fragmented kingdoms. Moreover, India contact with the outside world was established effectively during the period. The artistic remains of the Mauryan period come under the following heads.

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Struggle of Independence-III Phase (AD 1927-1939)


The India’s struggle for freedom against despotic British rule took decisive turns towards a broad-based popular struggle under the M.K Gandhi’s leadership. This was the phase of real awakening against tyranny of minority and full-fledge movement for the getting Poorn Swaraj.

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Struggle of Independence- IV Phase (AD 1940-1947)


The outbreak of World War II and British unilateral declaration that India is party to war, without consultation with Indian leaders in particular and its people in general, made the Congress to demand for the self government or swaraj. And this became the last nail for bargained situation for the British, either to give India’s fate to the India or face regression or boycott.

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Basics of Public administration


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What is Public Administration?

Public administration has many definitions, but will put some layman understanding of Public Administration that will give you a more peripheral vision. We will first discuss the ambit of Pub. Adm.  i.e Cross-disciplinary- Political Science, Sociology, Business Administration, Psychology, Law, Anthropology, Medicine, Forestry and so on. Read More…

Basics of Public Administration – Nature and Scope


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There are two important views regarding to the Nature of Public Administration, that is, Integral and Managerial views.

  • The integral view: Administration is the sum total of all the activities such as; manual, clerical, managerial, etc., which are undertaken to realise the objectives of the organisation. According to this view, all the acts of officials of the government from the attendant to the secretaries to the government and head of the state constitute Public Administration. Henri Fayol and L.D. White are the supporters of this view.
  • The managerial view: According to this veiw of administration, the managerial activities of people who are involved in planning, organising, commanding, coordinating and controlling (POCCC- according to H. Fayol) constitute Public Administration.

This view regards administration as getting things done and not doing things. Luther Gullick, Herbert Simon, Smithburg and Thompson are the supporters of this view. The managerial view excludes Public Administration from non-managerial activities such as manual, clerical and technical activities.

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Section 377: Should it be wiped out or not


Section 377 of the IPC  which is commonly referred to as the ‘anti-sodomy law‘ was introduced during the British rule in India (1860), to criminalise homo-sexual activities. It terms voluntary carnal intercourse against the order of nature with man, woman or animal as ‘unnatural offences’ and prescribes punishment with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description fora term which may extend to ten years, and fine.

Source: http://www.newslaundry.com

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BUDGET HISTORY: INDIA


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1947: Independent India’s First Budget

  • Finance Minister: R.K. Shanmukham Chetty.
  • India’s first finance minister Presented: November 26, 1947
  • The Budget Decision: Well, the decision to present a budget itself, since it covered just 7-1/2 months, from August 15, 1947, to March 31, 1948

1951: The first Budget of the Republic of India

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