CPEC won’t lead to a debt trap, says China News Chinese Councilor and foreign minister Mr. Wang Yi was on a 3 day visit to Pakistan. Background 2. Why the visit was important? First high level visit to Pakistan after Imran Khan became PM. PM Imran Khan had been critical of CPEC in the… Continue reading CPEC won’t lead to a debt trap, says China
Why not Dalit? News Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has told the media to “refrain from using the word Dalit” and, instead, use only the Constitutional term, ‘Scheduled Caste’. Dalit (broken down) is a social term for depressed class. Whereas schedule caste is a constitutional term mentioned in article 341 for depressed class 2.… Continue reading Why not Dalit?
Too close for comfort? Article: Mr. Happymon Jacob, has critically analysed the outcomes of India-U.S. 2+2 Dialogue meeting. Important Analysis: 2. Considering it as a singularly one-sided affair, Mr. Jacob criticised the 2+2 Dialogue meeting as, India was found to wriggle out of U.S. pressure without much success. The criticality can be seen in, 3.… Continue reading Too close for comfort?
U.P. Bill to restore anticipatory bail clause referred to President News Uttar Pradesh Governor has referred a bill to restore anticipatory bail clause for presidential assent. Important Facts Provision of Anticipatory Bail was repealed in UP during 1976 emergency. Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand are the only two states in India with no Anticipatory Bail… Continue reading U.P. Bill to restore anticipatory bail clause referred to President
T.N. recommends release of all seven Rajiv case convicts News: Tamil Nadu cabinet recommended the governor that all seven life convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case be released under Article 161 of the Constitution. Important Facts: 2. Background: 1999: In Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, SC had upheld death sentence to 4,and… Continue reading T.N. recommends release of all seven Rajiv case convicts
What is the debate on uniform civil code all about? 1.News Law commission in its 21st report says uniform civil code is “neither necessary nor desirable” at this stage. Article 44 of Indian constitution: The state shall endeavor to secure for all the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India. Objective… Continue reading What is the debate on uniform civil code all about?
IAF prepares to induct Rafale jets News Indian Air Force (IAF) is quietly making preparation to welcome Rafale jets. Important Facts 2. India had inked an intergovernmental agreement with France for procurement of 36 Rafale jets in 2016. 3. Delivery of the jets is scheduled for September 2019. 4. Dassault Aviation, a French company is… Continue reading IAF prepares to induct Rafale jets
Endangered ‘Pondicherry shark’ spotted near Kakinada News An endangered Pondicherry shark has been spotted near Kakinada, East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem region. Important Facts. 2. About Pondicherry Shark Pondicherry shark is an endangered species protected under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act. It is locally known as Pala Sora.. 3. Conservations outreach Department of… Continue reading Endangered ‘Pondicherry shark’ spotted near Kakinada
2 irrigation facilities in Telangana get heritage tag News For the first time,two irrigation facilities from India has got heritage tag from International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) Important facts 2 ICID has included Sadarmatt anicut and Pedda Cheruvu , Telangana in the ICID Register of Heritage Irrigation Structures. 3. The World Heritage Irrigation Structures… Continue reading 2 irrigation facilities in Telangana get heritage tag
Quality and accountability twin problems in India’s legal aid scheme: Report News The study conducted by the Commonwealth Human Rights raises concern about free legal aid in India. Important Facts Constitutional Provision Article 22 of the Indian Constitution guarantees an arrestee the right to have a lawyer 2. About Free legal services Scheme It entail… Continue reading Quality and accountability twin problems in India’s legal aid scheme: Report
Current account deficit widens to 2.4% of GDP as oil offsets gains in remittances News: India Current Account Deficit widened to 2.4 % of GDP in April-June quarter of 2018. Important Facts CAD reached the level of 2.4 % of GDP in Apr-June 2018 highest in four quarters. Current account on the balance of payments… Continue reading Current account deficit widens to 2.4% of GDP as oil offsets gains in remittances
Govt plans geo-tagging to crackdown on shell companies News: 1.Government is planning mandatory Geo-Tagging for companies to prevent fraud. Important Facts: 2.Geo-tagging will help the government to prevent fraud committed by Shell companies. 3.What are Shell Companies A shell company is a non-profit company. It does not have an active business or assets. It is… Continue reading Govt plans geo-tagging to crackdown on shell companies
Has India Inc.’s debt burden eased? News: Article discusses about India’s incorporations recent indebtedness trends and measures undertaken to resolve the crises. Important facts: 2. Though the overall economic trends are improving, the data from 1,197 NSE-listed companies describes the worsening state of affairs of incorporations (Inc’s). 3. The companies are busy dealing with debt… Continue reading Has India Inc.’s debt burden eased?
Transforming urban mobility in India — II Article: The article critically discusses about the role of e-vehicles in enhancing urban mobility. Important Analysis: 1.Electric vehicles (EV) are emerging as an attractive alternative to conventional vehicles. 2 Reasons behind the need for electric vehicles: • Auto-makers are left with vey few options to further improve the… Continue reading Transforming urban mobility in India — II