Issue of Freedom of Navigation in EEZs

Synopsis: States should consult the coastal state before conducting military exercises in an EEZ exclusive economic zone. Introduction The USS John Paul Jones conducted a ‘Freedom of Navigation Operation’ 130 nautical miles west of the Lakshadweep Islands. The operation took place inside India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). India’s consent was not taken in conducting this… Continue reading Issue of Freedom of Navigation in EEZs

Importance of Clinical Trials in COVID-19 Treatment

Synopsis: Clinical Trials have been instrumental in the development of treatment for Covid-19 so far. Introduction The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on March 11, 2020. Doctors did not know how to treat patients with COVID-19 in the beginning. Clinical care was dominated by opinion, narratives, and code of belief in the… Continue reading Importance of Clinical Trials in COVID-19 Treatment

Need of Peace Between India and Pakistan

Synopsis: Peace Between India and Pakistan is essential for the transformation of South Asia. Introduction  The Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan agreed to strictly observe ceasefire agreements between the two countries. This matched with the Pakistani PM’s statement that Pakistan’s only issue is Kashmir, and it can only be fixed through… Continue reading Need of Peace Between India and Pakistan

NYAY Scheme: Significance of Cash Transfer Schemes

Synopsis: Congress has promised the revival of the NYAY scheme in its Kerala manifesto. This cash transfer scheme could have been beneficial during the lockdown. Introduction The NYAY Scheme has become more relevant in today’s age and time of the Pandemic crisis. This scheme offers a monthly transfer of ₹6,000 to homes living below the… Continue reading NYAY Scheme: Significance of Cash Transfer Schemes

Refugee problem in India and its solutions

Synopsis: By introducing appropriate legal and institutional measures India has to solve the issue of the refugee problem in India. Introduction The fleeing Myanmar citizens were turned away at the Indian border in the Northeast. This revived the debate about protecting refugees in India. Rohingyas also faced similar problems earlier. India was witnessing the Citizenship… Continue reading Refugee problem in India and its solutions

Chinese Threat to Hong Kong’ Democracy

Synopsis:  The new electoral techniques represent the end of democracy in Hong Kong that was never truly democratic. Background  Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China. Recently the Hong Kong’s Chief Executive and members of its legislature were chosen in an undemocratic way. Adding to that, the Chinese government also made drastic changes… Continue reading Chinese Threat to Hong Kong’ Democracy

Empowerment of Transgender community in India

Synopsis: The introduction of 13 members of the Empowerment of Transgender community into the Chhattisgarh police is an encouraging step. Introduction  13 members of the transgender community selected as constables under the Chhattisgarh police. This move is truly historic and exciting for this community.  The Tamil Nadu police also welcomed a few transgender earlier. Their… Continue reading Empowerment of Transgender community in India

Tarrem attack – How Maoists Still Manage to Attack Security Forces?

Synopsis: The tarrem attack points out that the declining Maoists remain a strong military threat. Introduction  Over 20 paramilitary personnel died in an encounter with the Maoists in the Tarrem area near Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. There is a long-running conflict in this remote tribal region.  Reports point out a Maoist surprise attack on the paramilitary personnel.… Continue reading Tarrem attack – How Maoists Still Manage to Attack Security Forces?

Increasing Racial Discrimination: Causes and Way Forward

Synopsis: The use of the internet has increased the prevalence of Racial Discrimination. The only way to overcome racism is by anti-racism action. Introduction Every year March 21 observes the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This is a global movement to fight prejudice and intolerance. It provides an opportunity to explore the… Continue reading Increasing Racial Discrimination: Causes and Way Forward

Need of Continuing with Inflation Targeting

Synopsis: Inflation is still a big worry for policymakers. That is why the government is still willing to retain the inflation targeting. Introduction The Finance Ministry will continue with the inflation-targeting framework. It will guide the interest rate decisions of the RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee over the five-year period. The Department of Economic Affairs notified… Continue reading Need of Continuing with Inflation Targeting