Power games at the tri-junction: Army in for the long haul in Dokalam: Indian troops are set to stay at Doklam Context India troops are ready to confront Chinese activity beneath Bhutan’s border line. Recent developments Chinese commotion beneath Bhutan’s claim line has pushed the area towards crucial ridge-line. This has numerous implications especially widening… Continue reading Power games at the tri-junction: Army in for the long haul in Dokalam:
Law, morality, triple talaq: (Triple Talaq-a conflict between law and morality) Context: The issue is not whether triple talaq is an essential practice of Islam, but whether it is an essential practice of the Hanafi school. The difference: The concept of “sin” draws on blind beliefs based on morality and no court can make something… Continue reading Law, morality, triple talaq:
Seeds of a million tyrannies: (Seeds of a million tyrannies) Context: The anti-minority violence in India is witnessing a change not principally because of its scale, but because of the processes engendering it. Introduction: Formìggini’s despairing suicide is a useful prism to contemplate the silence of India as it is confronted with the religious right’s… Continue reading Seeds of a million tyrannies:
Prelims Related News Curcumin nanoparticles found to shorten TB treatment time Context Basic ingredient of turmeric is five times more ‘bio-available’ in mice than in the regular one. Findings Curcumin, the basic ingredient of turmeric, when administered in a nanoparticle formulation has several favourable properties in the treatment of tuberculosis in mice. Nanoparticle curcumin are… Continue reading Prelims Related News
Easier access to H1N1 medicines raises fears of drug resistance (The Hindu) Context Misuse may lead to situations of anti-viral medications turning ineffective. Issue and Concerns There are concerns regarding a build-up of resistance to antiviral drugs used to treat swine flu surfacing, after two such drugs Oseltamivir and Zanamivir were taken off the restrictive… Continue reading Easier access to H1N1 medicines raises fears of drug resistance
Debt funds as an Investment Option (IGST). Context: The Centre has through a notification and a circular eased the paper work required to export goods without the exporter having paid the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST). Introduction: According to the GST Rules, traders who wanted to export without paying IGST had to provide a… Continue reading Debt funds as an Investment Option (IGST).