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Centre for Science an Environment (CSE) has been given the Business Standard award for 2015 for being the "public institution" of the year.

What impact has the award of the Fourteenth Finance Commission had on the resources and spending of state governments? Does it necessarily have to lead to a decline in outlays in the social sector? An illustrative and preliminary exercise for Bihar.

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world. Often referred to as the “think tanks’ think tank,” TTCSP examines the evolving role and character of public policy research organizations.

India ranks 76 in a tie with other developing economies such as Brazil and Thailand

2015 showed that people working together can succeed in the battle against corruption. Although corruption is still rife globally, more countries improved their scores in the 2015 edition of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index than declined.

Says gains of higher growth, more jobs and better public services also short of expectation, recommends more focus on access

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rajbala & Others Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 10/12/2015 regarding the constitutionality of the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act 8 of 2015).

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Dr. Sandeep s/o Sadashivrao Kansurkar & Others Versus Union of India and Others dated 27/10/2015.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Justice K. S. Puttaswamy Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/10/2015 regarding aadhaar card use for government schemes.

The Apex Court in its Order stated that the "Aadhaar card Scheme is purely voluntary and it cannot be made mandatory till the matter is finally decided by this Court one way or the other".

Government today said an in-house rating of NGOs receiving grants from the Environment Ministry will be done to rank them on the basis of their performance.