16 Sep, 2019

  • Why India's Growth Figures are off the Mark? - Lead Article - Indian Economy
  • The Litmus test for Free Speech- OPED - Polity and Governance
  • Saudi to tap Oil Reserves after the attacks- International Relations
  • Gooseberry candy rescues Assam's Nutrition drive - Polity and Governance
  • Vulture Conservation Efforts - Environment and Biodiversity
  • Survey of India to prepare Digital Maps - Polity and Governance
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    THE LITMUS TEST FOR FREE SPEECH

    This article is about “reasonable restrictions” imposed by state on fundamental rights. The article has further explained different judgments of US Supreme Court and the various test laid down by them for the state to apply the idea of reasonable restriction and compared it with situations in India.     

    • Reasonable restriction
    • Imminent lawless action test in India

     

    VULTURE CULTURE: HOW THE BIRD WAS SAVED FROM EXTINCTION

    • Vulture Conservation in India
    • Reason for decline of Vulture population:
    • What else needs to be done?
    • Nine species of Vultures Found in India

     

    SURVEY OF INDIA TO DEPLOY 300 DRONES FOR MAPPING COUNTRY

    Nearly 200 years ago British Surveyors Col. Sir George Everest and William Lambton first scientifically measured the length and the breadth of the country.

    • Difference from the Google Maps or GPS based maps
    • Survey of India

                               

    GOOSEBERRY CANDY RESCUES ASSAM NUTRITION DRIVE.

    • Anemia and pregnancy
    • Effects of anemia on fetus and neonate
    • Status in Assam district
    • Government initiative

     

    WHY INDIAN GROWTH FIGURES ARE OFF THE MARK

    Indian Economy has been facing slowdown. In this background the author has highlighted the issues with the GDP numbers

    • GDP estimation issues

     

    SAUDIS TO TAP OIL RESERVES AFTER ATTACKS ON PLANTS

    Houthi rebels from Yemen carried out drone attacks on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, including the world’s biggest petroleum processing facility run by state-owned Saudi Aramco. This has impacted Saudi Arabia’s oil production and exports, and in turn the global oil market.

     

    • Yemen Conflict
    • Southern Transitional Council

     

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